Oak Ridge, Tenn. Kansas University placed seventh at the inaugural Conference USA Rowing Championships and 19th overall in the South-Central Regional on Sunday.
KU’s top finishes were second in the Open Four and first in the Novice Eight C final.
The Jayhawks earned 16 points toward the league championship and 111 points in the regional race. Tennessee won the Conference USA championship with 45 points, and Virginia won the South-Central Regional with 451 points.
“There are some teams that are pretty strong, like Tennessee, and there are some teams that are building and trying to get better,” KU coach Rob Catloth said. “Teams are pretty motivated to really improve over the next three years, and I think by the time automatic qualifying is in play, it’s going to be a really good conference.”
KU senior Lindsey Lawrence was named to the 15-member all-conference team.