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1998 NCAA Championships Photo Gallery
May 29-31, 1998
Lake Lanier
Gainesville, Georgia

Women's Crew Repeats as NCAA Team and Varsity 8 Champions

Huskies dominate field en route to 1998 title.

May 31, 1998

LAKE LANIER, Ga. (AP) -- Fittingly, for the second year in a row, the NCAA Women's Rowing Championship came down to the final race. Following the Fours and Varsity II (junior varsity) competition, Washington, Brown and Virginia were deadlocked for first place with 43 points each. The only three schools from the team competition to qualify all three boats in the finals, the top finisher among the three in the Varsity I race was set to take home the championship trophy.

Rowing into a stiff headwind the Huskies exploded off of the start line. Within the first 100 meters Washington built a half-boat lead with Michigan and Brown in pursuit. The Huskies crossed the 500-meter mark with a four-seat lead over Michigan.

"We didn't know about the three-way tie at the start of our race," said senior Denni Nessler. "Our plan was to get off the line strong and to get out in front of everyone."


The Husky Fours finished fourth at the NCAAs in only their third race as a team. The Fours are (from left): Noelle Anderson, Adriana Geyser, Nicole Rogers, Nicole Borges, Lara Tilmanis (coxswain).
Washington's Junior Varsity 8 crew sprinted past Brown in the final 500 meters of their championship race to claim second place at the NCAA finals.
The Husky Junior Varsity 8 show off their second place plaques.
The finish tower at the
Lake Lanier course.

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