Hawkeyes Set For Big Ten Championships
May 8, 2012
THE RACE: The competition will take place at the Indianapolis Rowing Center on the 2,000-meter course on Eagle Creek Reservoir. Action is set to start at 9 a.m. (ET) The park is the fourth largest city park in the nation. The park consists of 3,900 acres of wooded terrain and meadows, and 1,300 acres of water.
The Eagle Creek Reservoir was the site of the 1987 rowing events at the Pan American Games, the 1994 World Rowing Championships, the 2002 and 2003 NCAA Women's Rowing Championships, and it has hosted the US Rowing National Championship Regatta 13 times since 1987. The Eagle Creek Reservoir will also be the site for the 2012 Big Ten Rowing Championships on May 13.
2012 BIG TEN ROWING CHAMPIONSHIPS SEEDS
I Varsity Eights:
Lane 1 - Seed #6 Indiana
II Varsity Eights:
I Varsity Fours:
II Varsity Fours:
I Novice Eights:
II Novice Eights:
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2011 BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIPS: 2011 marked the first year that the Big Ten Women's Rowing Championships was held at a neutral site. The Hawkeyes finished seventh at the championships with 25 total points. Ohio State won its third Big Ten title with 142 points.
HOME OF THE HAWKEYES: The P. Sue Beckwith, M.D., Boathouse was dedicated September 18, 2009. The state of the art facility is located within the city of Iowa City's Terrell Mill Park, next to the Iowa River.
HEAD COACH: Mandi Kowal is in her 18th year as head coach of the Hawkeyes. In the 1997 and 1998 NCAA Rowing Championships, she coached the Varsity 4+ teams to fourth and eighth-places finishes, respectively. Kowal began her rowing career at the University of Wisconsin in 1981. She was a two-time rowing World Champion in the Women's Lightweight 4- (1986-1987). She was named Female Athlete of the Year in 1987 by the U.S. Rowing Association and was inducted into the United States Rowing Hall of Fame in 1997.