The Ivy League Submits Bid on 2017, 2018 NCAA Women's Rowing Championships
PRINCETON, N.J. -- The Ivy League has submitted
a proposal to host the 2017 and/or 2018 NCAA Division I, II and III
Women's Rowing Championships at Lake Mercer in West Windsor,
This marks the first time the Ivy League office has formally submitted a bid to host an NCAA championship event. The League is partnering with the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference on the two-year bid proposal as a part of the NCAA national office's consolidated approach to solicit bids for its 89 championships across all three divisions.
Finalists for predetermined preliminary and final sites will be announced on Wednesday, Oct. 30. The hosts for more than 500 preliminary and final sites for the 2014-15 through 2017-18 academic years plus the 2019 Men's Final Four will be announced on Wednesday, Dec. 11.
"This is a wonderful opportunity for the Ivy League to take a
lead role with an NCAA championship for one of our premiere
sports," said Ivy League Executive Director Robin
Harris. "We are extremely excited to work together with
our schools, the MAAC and the local community to create a memorable
championship experience for these student-athletes and their
The Ivy League has been a dominant presence in the NCAA women's rowing championship since it began in 1997 with the conference owning eight team titles (Brown in 1999, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2007, 2008 and 2011 and Havard in 2003) and 21 individual boat championships.
The League has had at least two teams finish in the top 10 in all 17 previous championships, including three teams finishing in the top 10 at the 2013 championship held at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis.