Aug. 10, 2004
Providence, RI - Lucas McGee, a 2001 Brown University graduate, has been named the freshmen men's crew coach for the Bears. McGee, a standout rower for Brown, returns to coach the men's freshmen program after training with both Oxford University and the United States National Team. McGee trained with the United States National Team from 2001-2004. He first made the team the summer after graduating from Brown in 2001, and rowed in the five seat of the 4th place U.S. Men's Eight. The following summer, McGee returned to the team and rowed in the three seat of the U.S. Straight Four at the 2002 World Championships in Seville, Spain. The highpoint of his National Team experience came in the summer of 2003, as McGee stroked the U.S. Men's Coxed Four to a World Championship in Milan, Italy. During the 2001-2002 year, McGee moved to England and attended Oxford University, where he competed in the oldest intercollegiate sporting event in the world. He rowed in the Oxford Blue Boat in the 149th edition of the annual battle between Oxford and Cambridge University. While rowing in the five seat McGee was victorious in his bid to win the prestigious Boat Race. . McGee began his undergraduate career at Yale University before transferring to Brown in the fall of 1998. As an undergraduate at Brown, McGee rowed in the varsity boat all three years with the Bears. He won an Eastern Sprints silver medal in 1999, an IRA National Championship silver medal in 2000, an Eastern Sprints Championship in 2000, and a Royal Henley Regatta Championship in 2000. McGee was a two-time captain of Brown Men's Crew (1999-2000, 2000-2001), earning Second Team All-Ivy in 1999, First Team All-Ivy in 2000 and Academic All-Ivy honors in 2000. Also while attending Brown, McGee won a gold medal at the Under-23 World Championships.