Navy Ranked 18th in Final NCAA DI Poll; Schlosberg Region 2 Coach of the Year
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The Navy women’s rowing program has accumulated an assortment of national honors this week as the team earned its first-ever top-20 ranking and head coach Joe Schlosberg was selected as the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association Region 2 Coach of the Year.
On the heels of the highest finish in program history two weeks ago at the NCAA Championship in Sarasota, Fla., the Midshipmen were voted 18th overall with 39 votes. They trailed No. 17 Penn, but just one voting point. Navy is the only non-Power 5 conference or Ivy League school to be voted in the top-20 national poll.
At the conclusion of the 2018 NCAA Championship on Saturday, May 26, Navy finished 17th overall in the team standings with 31 points. The Mids’ first varsity eight crew placed 19th in its respective class, while the second varsity qualified for the C Final and ranked 18th in the nation. Navy’s first varsity four boat highlighted the program’s effort with a runner-up finish in the C Final to finish 14th overall.
In recognition of the team’s success during the season, including the 2018 Patriot League conference title, Schlosberg was selected as the CRCA Region 2 Coach of the Year. In his third season as the leader of the Navy women’s rowing program, Schlosberg led the Mids to its fourth straight conference title and NCAA Championship berth, as well regular season head-to-head victories over Cornell, Delaware and St. Joseph’s and strong results at the Doc Hosea and Clemson Invitational, two nationally renowned competitions.
As part of the Collegiate Rowing Coach Association rollout of awards this week, the CRCA National Scholar-Athlete list was announced. Honored athletes had to have sophomore, junior and senior academic standing, rowed in an NCAA Championship-level boat (V8, 2V8, V4) for 75% of its spring season and posted a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA. The 2018 team had six student-athletes qualify for inclusion on the list: Megan Hanson (3.90 GPA – Mathematics w/Economics); Victoria Meyer (3.66 GPA – Honors English); Mady Malczynski (3.60 GPA – Operations Research); Sam Fox (3.55 GPA – Oceanography); Bethany Spangler (3.54 GPA – Systems Engineering) and Giovanna DeVito (3.54 GPA – Quantitative Economics).
Final 2018 NCAA Division I Rankings