The UCF Knights Rowing Team won its fifth consecutive American Athletic Conference championship over the weekend in Oklahoma City, securing a spot in the NCAA championships.
"This is how we roll. It takes a to do this."— UCF Rowing (@UCF_Rowing) May 18, 2019
The sights and sounds from yesterday as we won our fifth straight @American_Rowing championship! pic.twitter.com/HMz6Q3rZZS
The Knights have won every single Women’s Rowing title in the history of the AAC except the first, when they finished in second to Louisville in 2014.
But this year was the closest call, as the Knights won the team title by four points over SMU.
Still, head coach Becky Cramer has solidified her place as one of the great coaches in UCF history with one ring for the thumb:
.@UCF_Rowing captured its fifth consecutive #AmericanRowing Championship this afternoon in Oklahoma City - we caught up with head coach Becky Cramer to discuss today's title, the Knights' season overall and her thoughts on the upcoming #NCAARowing National Championship. pic.twitter.com/b3uPylW5NP— American Digital (@American_DN) May 17, 2019
The event was moved up to Friday due to impending weather in the Oklahoma City area. In a break with the past, the only events that were scored for the conference title were the two Varsity Eight events and the Varsity Four event.
UCF won Second Varsity Eight and Varsity Four, finishing in second to SMU in the Varsity Eight race.
The NCAA Championships will be held in Indianapolis May 31st through June 2nd.