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Bradenton's Rebekah Stewart rows in the No. 1 seat for the University of Alabama's 8+ boat. Stewart and Alabama finished fifth in their Saturday heat.

NCAA rowers make a splash at Nathan Benderson Park

Saturday, May 29, 2021 |

Bradenton's Rebekah Stewart rows in the No. 1 seat for the University of Alabama's 8+ boat. Stewart and Alabama finished fifth in their Saturday heat.

Some fans opted to watch the NCAA Rowing Championships from the opposite side of the water at Nathan Benderson Park.

Saturday, May 29, 2021 |

Some fans opted to watch the NCAA Rowing Championships from the opposite side of the water at Nathan Benderson Park.

The Washington and Stanford I 8+ boats fight for first place in their A/B heat on Saturday at the NCAA Championships. Stanford would win the heat (6:08.50) but both crews would advance to Sunday's finals.

Saturday, May 29, 2021 |

The Washington and Stanford I 8+ boats fight for first place in their A/B heat on Saturday at the NCAA Championships. Stanford would win the heat (6:08.50) but both crews would advance to Sunday's finals.

Texas rowers Susanna Temming and Lisa Gutfleisch push for the finish line in the school's I 8+ race at the NCAA Championships on Saturday. Texas would win the heat (6:09.07).

Saturday, May 29, 2021 |

Texas rowers Susanna Temming and Lisa Gutfleisch push for the finish line in the school's I 8+ race at the NCAA Championships on Saturday. Texas would win the heat (6:09.07).

Sophia Dixon and Sarah Commesso row as part of Stanford University's 8+ boat. Stanford would finish second in their heat race May 29 (6:13.270), two seconds behind Texas, but advanced to the event final on Sunday.

Saturday, May 29, 2021 |

Sophia Dixon and Sarah Commesso row as part of Stanford University's 8+ boat. Stanford would finish second in their heat race May 29 (6:13.270), two seconds behind Texas, but advanced to the event final on Sunday.

Nathan Benderson Park is hosting the NCAA Rowing Championships. The Division I finals will conclude Sunday morning.

Saturday, May 29, 2021 |

Nathan Benderson Park is hosting the NCAA Rowing Championships. The Division I finals will conclude Sunday morning.

The crowd at Nathan Benderson Park spanned the length of the Regatta Island beach during the NCAA Rowing Championships on Saturday.

Saturday, May 29, 2021 |

The crowd at Nathan Benderson Park spanned the length of the Regatta Island beach during the NCAA Rowing Championships on Saturday.

The Wisconsin, Princeton and Navy 4+ boats do battle on Saturday at Nathan Benderson Park. Wisconsin won the heat (07:15.00) to advance to Sunday's finals.

Saturday, May 29, 2021 |

The Wisconsin, Princeton and Navy 4+ boats do battle on Saturday at Nathan Benderson Park. Wisconsin won the heat (07:15.00) to advance to Sunday's finals.

The rowing course at Nathan Benderson Park displays works of art from the Embracing Our Differences initiative. This one, titled "Sick," is from Suncoast Polytechnical High senior Anna Waite.

Saturday, May 29, 2021 |

The rowing course at Nathan Benderson Park displays works of art from the Embracing Our Differences initiative. This one, titled "Sick," is from Suncoast Polytechnical High senior Anna Waite.

The crowd at Nathan Benderson Park for the NCAA Rowing Championships was rowdy Sunday.

Saturday, May 29, 2021 |

The crowd at Nathan Benderson Park for the NCAA Rowing Championships was rowdy Sunday.

The Stanford I 8+ boat (Kelsey McGinley, Annabelle Bachmann, Esther Briz Zamorano, Kaitlyn Kynast, Grace McGinley, Azja Czajkowski, Katelin Gildersleeve and Meg Saunders) won its heat Saturday (6:08.50) to advance to the finals.

Saturday, May 29, 2021 |

The Stanford I 8+ boat (Kelsey McGinley, Annabelle Bachmann, Esther Briz Zamorano, Kaitlyn Kynast, Grace McGinley, Azja Czajkowski, Katelin Gildersleeve and Meg Saunders) won its heat Saturday (6:08.50) to advance to the finals.

The Texas and Stanford II 8+ boats go head to head. Former Sarasota Crew rower Julia Braz is the No. 7 seat for Stanford. Texas would win the heat (6:11.52).

Saturday, May 29, 2021 |

The Texas and Stanford II 8+ boats go head to head. Former Sarasota Crew rower Julia Braz is the No. 7 seat for Stanford. Texas would win the heat (6:11.52).

Texas rowers Parker Illingworth, Samantha Schalk, Hannah Medcalf and Maria Valencia celebrate after the school's II 8+ boat won its heat Saturday (6:11.52). Medcalf tossed water on her teammates.

Saturday, May 29, 2021 |

Texas rowers Parker Illingworth, Samantha Schalk, Hannah Medcalf and Maria Valencia celebrate after the school's II 8+ boat won its heat Saturday (6:11.52). Medcalf tossed water on her teammates.

Southern Methodist University rowers Peyton Matthews, Daisy Butterworth, Megan Hewison and Colombe de Rouvroy row in the school's 8+ boat. SMU won its heat (6:27.60) and will compete in the finals Sunday.

Saturday, May 29, 2021 |

Southern Methodist University rowers Peyton Matthews, Daisy Butterworth, Megan Hewison and Colombe de Rouvroy row in the school's 8+ boat. SMU won its heat (6:27.60) and will compete in the finals Sunday.

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