Olympic Recap: Rowing Team To NCAAs

By May 24, 2023 (6:00 pm)Sports

A 23rd all-time appearance at the NCAA Championships for the Ohio State women’s rowing team is on tap after the Buckeyes earned one of 11 at-large bids to the competition.

OSU finished second at the Big Ten Championships May 14 in Indianapolis, and will be one of four Big Ten crews to compete at the Camden County Boathouse in Pennsauken, N.J. Michigan defeated the Scarlet and Gray for a Big Ten title by a mere five points.

Ohio State has a history of success at the NCAAs, winning seven individual boat national titles at the Regatta and three national championships in 2013, 2014 and 2015. It was the runner-up in the year following, 2016.

Last year the team finished eighth at the NCAAs, its second year under head coach Kate Sweeney. 

The first event starts at 9:24 a.m. Friday.

Two Synchronized Swimmers Make National Team

Ohio State synchronized swimmers Nikki Dzurko and Ruby Remati were named to the final USA Artistic Swimming Senior National Team roster following a week-long trials process.

They will compete as part of the 12-woman squad at the 2023 World Championships in Fukuoka, Japan and the 2023 Pan-American Games in Santiago, Chile, which serves as the qualifier for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games.

Dzurko is a three-time solo national champion at the NCAA level, helping Ohio State to three team national titles during her time in the program.

Remati earned the individual high-point award at the 2023 national championships after placing first in both duet and A Figures, second in trio and third in team to help deliver a second consecutive national title to Columbus.

Cantos Siemers And Ratliff Conclude Season In NCAA Singles

Two Ohio State women’s tennis players made the NCAA tournament in 2023, part of a field of 64 players selected nationally.

The Buckeyes’ top-ranked individual, No. 20 Irina Cantos Siemers, made it the furthest, winning her round of 64 match against No. 41 Carolina Gomez-Alonso of Arkansas by a 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 scoreline.

She ran into a buzzsaw thereafter, however, in the No. 1 player in the nation. North Carolina’s Fiona Crawley knocked Cantos Siemers off in straight sets in the round of 32, winning 6-3, 6-1.

Cantos Siemers’ teammate Sydni Ratliff, the No. 30 player nationally, fell in the round of 64 to Florida’s No. 45 Carly Briggs. Briggs took the first set in tiebreakers 7-6 (7-1) before winning by a break in the second set 6-3.

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