The University of Louisville claimed the inaugural title at the American Athletic Conference Women's Rowing Championship, sweeping all six grand finals. The No. 17 Cardinals totaled 158 points to cruise to their first ever conference title and NCAA Championship berth.
After being seeded first in every race after the time trials, Louisville dominated the field, winning every event on the day. The Cardinals fastest finish on the day was the varsity eight, which crossed the line in 6:36.796 to ensure the championship for the Cardinals. Louisville also won the Grand Final in the Third Varsity Four (7:51.943), Second Varsity Four (7:33.853), Third Varsity Eight (7:06.013), Varsity Four (7:28.307), and Second Varsity Eight (6:44.430).
This is the first ever conference title for the program and they'll now move on to the NCAA Rowing Championship for the first time in program history. The win also marks the 11th AAC championship and 14th overall conference title for Louisville this year (field hockey and women's lacrosse competed and won titles in the Big East this year). The last possible conference championship left to win is the AAC baseball tournament which runs May 21st-25th.