PENNSAUKEN, N.J. – The Columbia women's rowing team will compete at the Ivy League Championships on Sunday. This year’s championships will once again be held at Cooper River.

The championships will be broadcast live on the Ivy League Digital Network. Live results are avaiable through RegattaTiming.com. Sunday morning's heats begin at 8 a.m. There will be two sessions for the Varsity Eight, Second Varsity Eight, Varsity Four A and Varsity Four B. The top boats qualify for the afternoon's grand finals, while the rest will compete in the petite finals.

The winner of the Varsity Eight race will receive an automatic bid to the NCAA National Championships at the end of the month in Sarasota, Florida. The Varsity Eight Grand Final is scheduled for 4:30 p.m.

Last season, the Lions earned their highest point total at the Ivy League Championships in four years by qualifying for the Grand Final in the Varsity Eight, Varsity Four A, Four B and Four C.

“I think we’ve picked it up quite a bit over the last three weeks,” said first-year head coach Emerson Curry. “We got a chance to see a few Ivy opponents two weeks ago and we had a remarkably better performance. Everyone feels like we’re working toward something.”

Columbia is coming off of some solid performances at the Eastern Sprints two weekends ago, including a gold medal performance in the Varsity Four C and a win over Northeastern in the Varsity Eight for the Woodbury Cup. The Second Varsity Eight was also able to make up substantial ground against Ivy League foe Dartmouth, narrowing the margin between the two crews to just over 2 seconds.

This will be the last Ivy League Championship for seniors Charlotte Buck, Emily Evans, Rosie Fatt, Caroline Herriman, Ivy Huang, Hannah Juge, Caroline Kaplan, Maddie Lawn, and Oriana Marcial.

Senior co-captains Caroline Herriman and Charlotte Buck reflected on their final season at Columbia and the upcoming Championship races this weekend. 

"This season, I feel like we sort of worked into it," said Herriman. "We’re in a place now where I think we're ready to sort of peak right at the end." 

“In the 1V, we’ve been focusing on the execution of our start and have gained a lot of speed the last few weeks,” said Buck, one of five seniors in the Varsity Eight " The seniors have worked incredibly hard over our four years here, and intend to leave everything on the water on Sunday."

The schedule of events and projected Columbia lineups are listed below. Any changes to the event schedule will be posted to IvyLeague.com.

RACING SCHEDULE

HEATS
8:00 a.m. – Varsity Eight
8:20 a.m. – Second Varsity Eight
8:40 a.m. – Varsity Four A
9:00 a.m. – Varsity Four B

FINALS
2:00 p.m. – Third Varsity Eight
2:15 p.m. – Varsity C Four Grand Final
2:30 p.m. – Varsity Four B Petite Final
2:45 p.m. – Varsity Four B Grand Final
3:15 p.m. – Varsity Four A Petite Final
3:30 p.m. – Varsity Four A Grand Final
3:45 p.m. – Second Varsity Eight Petite Final
4:00 p.m. – Second Varsity Eight Grand Final
4:15 p.m. – Varsity Eight Petite Final
4:30 p.m. – Varsity Eight Grand Final

LINEUPS
Varsity Eight
Racing in the James T. McMenamin
C. Rosie Fatt 
8. Sabina Maurer
7. Liza Ray
6. Charlotte Buck
5. Maya Hartleben
4. Maddie Lawn
3. Hannah Juge
2. Emily Evans
1. Laurel Quinones

Second Varsity Eight
Racing in the Class of 2013
C. Ivy Huang
8. Oriana Marcial
7. Astrid Walker-Stewart
6. Caroline Herriman
5. Maryse Suppiger
4. Honor Clements
3. Caroline Kaplan
2. Kayla Abrams
1. Hailey Todoroff

Varsity Four A
Racing in the Harlem Heat
C. Christy Abraham
4. Chloe Keating
3. Anya Di Salvo
2. Sawyer Norton
1. Nonie Thomas

Varsity Four B
C. Devon Bernsley
4. Anna Beshlian
3. Ruba Nadar
2. Antigone Ntagkounakis
1. Carrie Hay Kellar

Varsity Four C
C. Caprice Herjavec
4. Hope Weisman
3. Samantha Stehley
2. Catie Aral
1. Anneliese Gallagher