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Knights Ready for Final AAC Rowing Championship Appearance

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. - On Sunday morning, the UCF rowing team will compete in its final American Athletic Conference Championship with a return to Melton Lake.

The Knights will look to finish their run in the American with their sixth championship and first since 2019. After winning five straight conference titles from 2015 to 2019, UCF finished as runner-ups behind SMU in 2021 and 2022.

The championship will be held in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, for the third consecutive year with races beginning at 9 a.m. Races will air live on ESPN+ with live results available on HereNow.

All boats, excluding the Varsity Eight, will be seeded second. The Varsity Eight will be seeded fourth for its race. 

UCF will compete against five other teams for the 2023 AAC Championship. Defending champion SMU, which ranks 12th in the latest Pocock CRCA poll, will join UCF on race day along with Temple, Tulsa, Old Dominion and Sacramento State.

Although there are four races slated for Sunday, the 2023 conference champion and NCAA automatic qualifier will be determined by a point system based on the final results of three NCAA events: the Varsity Eight, Second Varsity Eight and Varsity Four. The teams will also compete in a Second Varsity Four race. 

Order of Events
Second Varsity 4 – 9 a.m. ET
Varsity 4 – 9:15 a.m. ET
Second Varsity 8 – 9:30 a.m. ET
Varsity 8 – 9:45 a.m. ET
 
* Awards ceremony approximately 45 minutes after last race

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