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Saturday, April 23, 2011

NOVA SOUTHEASTERN CAPTURES 2011 SSC ROWING CHAMPIONSHIP

FELLSMERE, Fla. – Nova Southeastern University captured its third Sunshine State Conference Rowing Championship in the last four years as it placed first at the 2011 championships. The event took place at the Canal 54 in Fellsmere. The Sharks won with a total of 20 points. The University of Tampa served as the host of the 2011 rowing championships.

The day began with a pair of 7:30 a.m., time trials, including the Varsity 8 and Varsity 4 events. In the Varsity 8, Nova Southeastern (7:03) finished ahead of Barry (7:13), Florida Tech (7:21), Rollins (7:34), Nova Southeastern Exhibition (7:39) and Tampa (7:43).

Nova Southeastern also captured the Varsity 4 Time Trial, placing first with a showing of 7:48. The Sharks were followed by Florida Tech (8:05), Barry (8:11), Nova Southeastern Exhibition (8:22) and Rollins (8:28).

The Nova Southeastern Exhibition boat started off the competition with a 9:17.7 time in the varsity 4+ petite race. Rollins followed after clocking a 10:11.4.

With points being rewarded in the finals of the varsity 4+, Nova Southeastern earned eight while winning the race in a time of 8:30.9 against a headwind. Barry (8:43.1) and Florida Tech (9:02.0) were the next boats to cross the finish line.

Tampa and Rollins each competed in the Varsity 8+ Petite with the Spartans claiming a first-place finish with a time of 8:31.9. The Tars posted a time of 8:42.5.

Nova Southeastern solidified its championship with a 7:37.9 time to win the Varsity 8+ final. Florida Tech (7:44.6) and Barry (7:48.6) also earned points for their finishes in the event.

Event #1: Women's V  4+ Petite
Place Team Split Finish Points

1 NOVA-EX  09:17.7
2 ROLLINS 00:53.7 10:11.4 2

Event #2: Women's V  4+ Final
Place Team Split Finish Points
1 NOVA  08:30.9 8
2 BARRY 00:12.2 08:43.1 6
3 FL.TECH 00:31.1 09:02.0 4

Event #3: Women's V  8+ Petite
Place Team Split Finish Points
1 TAMPA  08:31.9
2 ROLLINS 00:10.6 08:42.5  3

Event #4: Women's V  8+ Final
Place Team Split Finish Points
1 NOVA  07:37.9 12 
2 FL.TECH 00:06.7 07:44.6 9
3 BARRY 00:10.7 07:48.6 6

Overall Points
1. Nova Southeastern, 20
2. Florida Tech, 13
3. Barry, 12
4. Rollins, 5