Oct. 7, 2007
Providence, RI - Commissioner of the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Rudy Keeling recently announced that Brown University has earned the 2007 ECAC Turfer Athletic Rowing Trophy.
The ECAC Turfer Athletic Rowing Trophy is given annually to the ECAC College or University men's and women's rowing programs that best demonstrate the core values of the ECAC (tradition, diversity and service), and the values of Turfer Athletic (determination, perseverance, resilience, and commitment).
At the 34th Eastern Association of Women's Rowing Colleges (EAWRC) Sprints, Browns women's team earned first place finishes in the second varsity eight (6:39.9), and novice eight (6:51.1). Coach John Murphy's crew also earned a second place finish in the varsity eight (6:32.3) and finished second in overall team points.
The Bears finished their season by winning the overall team points trophy at the 2007 NCAA Division I Women's Rowing Championships in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. It was the Brown's fifth national championship title.
Led by Head Coach Paul Cooke, the men's freshman eight earned a gold at the 62nd Eastern Association of Rowing Colleges (EARC) Sprints and a silver at the 105th Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA) National Championships. The varsity eight finished fourth at both championships and earned a tie for second in overall points at the EARC Sprints.
Brown became the fourth recipient and third Division I institution, to earn the six-year-old award.