2012-13 Women's Crew News

July 21, 2013
Coco Schoeller Selected to Represent United States at World Rowing Under 23 Championships
Coco Schoeller (West Palm Beach, FL), a rising junior on the Brown women’s crew team, was selected to represent the United States at the 2013 World Rowing Under 23 Championships, as announced by USRowing on July 17. The competition, held in Linz, Austria, will run from July 24 to July 28.

July 10, 2013
Ellie Smith '11 Wins Prince Albert Challenge Cup at 164th Henley Royal Regatta
Ellie Smith ’11, a former captain of the Brown women’s crew team, achieved something on Sunday that no other member of the women's team has been able to accomplish – she won a title at the prestigious Henley Royal Regatta. Held in Henley-on-Tames, England for the 164th year, the competition began on Wednesday, July 3 and concluded on Sunday, July 7. Some of the most competitive international crews travel to England for the one-mile, head-to-head knockout regatta, making the storied event one of the most competitive and exciting on the rowing calendar.

June 26, 2013
Five Members of the Brown Women's Crew Team Selected to USRowing National Team Camps; Markowitz to Compete in the Maccabiah Games
Five members of the nationally-ranked Brown women’s crew team earned themselves invitations to USRowing’s National Team Camps this summer, allowing them to use the warmer months to hone their skills and prove their mettle against some of the most elite collegiate rowers in the country. Additionally, rising sophomore Sigal Markowitz (Long Beach, NY) earned a spot on the US team that will compete in the Maccabiah Games in Israel from July 17 to 30.

June 18, 2013
Spring Academic All-Ivy Announced
The Ivy League released its list of student-athletes selected for 2013 spring Academic All-Ivy, with 10 Brown student-athletes earning recognition. The five men and five women were starters or key reserves on an officially recognized varsity team with a 3.0 or better cumulative grade point average.

June 4, 2013
Brown Women's Crew Honored by CRCA with Three All-Region Selections and Seven Scholar-Athlete Honors
Several members of the Brown women’s crew team were recently recognized for their accomplishments on the water and in the classroom, as the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) announced this year’s Division I All-Region honorees as well as the CRCA Scholar-Athletes. Three Bears earned All-Region accolades, while seven were designated as Scholar-Athletes.

June 2, 2013
Brown Finishes Seventh at 2013 NCAA Rowing Championships; Second Varsity Eight Places Third
The Brown women’s crew team concluded competition at the 2013 NCAA Championships on Sunday morning, asserting itself as one of the top teams in the nation with a seventh place finish. The Bears put forth a true team effort over the course of the three-day competition, improving with each race and leaving their mark on the Eagle Creek Park racecourse.

June 1, 2013
Brown Sends Two Boats to the Grand Finals on Second Day of 2013 NCAA Rowing Championships
After a strong first day of racing, the Brown women’s crew team returned to Eagle Creek Park on Saturday morning for the second day of competition in the 2013 NCAA Division I Rowing Championships. All three of the Bears’ boats had advanced to the A/B semifinals based on their performances during Friday’s heats and repechages, allowing them to compete today for berths in Sunday morning’s Grand Finals. At the end of an intense and impressive morning of racing against the nation’s top teams, two of Brown’s three crews had earned a chance to vie for a national title.

May 31, 2013
Brown Advances All Three Boats to A/B Semifinals on First Day of 2013 NCAA Rowing Championships
Against a backdrop of pouring rain and grey skies, the Brown women’s crew team opened competition in the 2013 NCAA Division I Rowing Championships on Friday morning. Held on Eagle Creek, the first day’s heats and repechages featured tight finishes and thrilling wins for the Bears, and, at the end of the session, all three of Brown’s crews advanced to the A/B semifinals.

May 21, 2013
Brown Athletics Announces 2013 Award Winners at Fifth Annual Senior Luncheon
The Fifth Annual Brown Athletics Senior Celebration and Awards Luncheon was held at Andrews Dining Hall on Monday, May 20, 2013. Over 275 student-athletes, coaches, staff and distinguished guests were in attendance at the banquet to celebrate another year of success in competition, in the classroom and in the community. President Christina Paxson and Director of Athletics Jack Hayes each took the opportunity to address the room and acknowledge the accomplishments and contributions of the class of 2013.

May 21, 2013
Brown Women's Crew Selected to Compete at the 2013 NCAA Division One Rowing Championships
On Tuesday evening, the NCAA announced that the Brown women’s crew team has been selected to compete in the NCAA Division I Rowing Championships for the 17th consecutive time in the program’s history. Brown is one of three schools that have competed in every national championship held by the NCAA and is the most decorated team in the sport’s history, winning seven titles over the course of the past 16 years.

May 19, 2013
Brown Women's Crew Set to Take on the Ivy League
On Sunday morning, the #12 Brown women’s crew team will take on the rest of the Ancient Eight schools in the 2013 Ivy League Women’s Rowing Championships. Held at Cooper River Park in Pennsauken, New Jersey, the competition seeks to determine which of the crews are the best in the conference and among the fastest in the country.

May 19, 2013
Brown Wins Four Races to Take Third at the 2013 Ivy League Women's Rowing Championships
The 2013 Ivy League Women’s Rowing Championships featured some of the premiere teams in the country, and the Brown women’s crew team rose to the occasion, winning four of the five events that it contested on the Cooper River. The Bears ignored the light rain that fell throughout the day, triumphing in several close races and coming in third as a team.

May 5, 2013
Brown Claims Team Title at 2013 Eastern Sprints Regatta
The Brown women’s crew team returned to College Hill with the Charles G. Willing Jr. Trophy on Sunday afternoon, as the Bears earned the top spot in three of the four events they contested in the 2013 Eastern Sprints Regatta, held on the Cooper River, to win the team competition for the tenth time in the program’s history. Competing against some of the strongest teams on the East Coast, Brown also took second in the varsity eight, falling by the slimmest of margins in a tight race with Ivy League foe Columbia. The Bears’ last team title in the Eastern Sprints came in the spring of 2008.

April 29, 2013
#9 Brown Edged by #12 Yale in Varsity Eight; Bears Win Varsity Four
The ninth-ranked Brown women’s crew team turned in several strong performances on Monday, but ultimately lost the Nat & Anne Case Cup to the #12 Yale Bulldogs based on the results of the five races conducted on the Housatonic River.

April 27, 2013
#9 Brown Retains Dunn Bowl in Races Against #16 Columbia and #19 Cornell
On a sunny Saturday in Providence, the ninth-ranked Brown women’s crew team returned to action on the Seekonk River, producing several impressive performances against Ivy League foes #16 Columbia and #19 Cornell to retain the Dunn Bowl, the trophy given to the victorious team in best-of-three NCAA events.

April 19, 2013
Women's Crew Race Against Boston University Cancelled; Boat Christening Will Go On As Planned
The women’s crew race between Brown and Boston University, scheduled for Saturday, April 20th at 3:55pm on the Seekonk River in Providence, has been canceled. The regatta will not be rescheduled, but the two teams will meet at the Eastern Sprints on May 5th, and the winner of the Arlene Gorton Cup will be determined by the outcome of that race.

April 13, 2013
#9 Brown Sinks Rhode Island on Seekonk River
The ninth-ranked Brown women’s crew team turned in a commanding performance on the Seekonk River this morning, defeating the University of Rhode Island in all four races conducted in chilly April weather.

April 6, 2013
#12 Brown Defeats #11 Harvard in Three out of Four Races on the Charles River
The 12th-ranked Brown women's crew team battled through difficult conditions to defeat the 11th-ranked Radcliffe squad in three of the four races that were contested in Saturday's regatta on the Charles River. Both teams were put at a disadvantage by the weather, but the low temperatures and cross headwind made the Bears win even more impressive.

March 30, 2013
#13 Brown Opens 2013 Spring Racing Season at #3 Princeton with #6 Ohio State
The 13th-ranked Brown women’s crew team opened its 2013 spring racing season this morning, competing for the Class of 1987 Trophy with the #3 Princeton Tigers. The #6 Ohio State Buckeyes also joined the 2,000 meter race, which was held on Carnegie Lake in windy conditions, creating a highly competitive field.

February 22, 2013
Tessa Gobbo Wins Collegiate Event At CRASH-B Indoor Rowing World Championships
On Sunday, February 17th, several members of the Brown women’s crew team competed at the CRASH-B Indoor Rowing World Championships at Agganis Arena on the campus of Boston University.

October 28, 2012
Brown Concludes Fall Competition at the Princeton Chase
The Brown women’s rowing team concluded the fall portion of their 2012-2013 season at the Princeton Chase on Sunday, October 28th. The 2.75 mile race was hosted by Princeton University and held on Lake Carnegie in Princeton, NJ. This year’s event, open only to collegiate crews, was the largest ever with 431 boats entered. Seven of the eight Ivy League programs took to the water this morning, with only Harvard University missing the chance to brave the impending threat of Hurricane Sandy.

October 21, 2012
Brown Competes at the 48th Annual Head of the Charles Regatta
Brown women’s crew was represented by three different boats at the 48th Annual Head of the Charles Regatta this weekend, with the Bears’ varsity four putting in a strong performance, placing fifth overall; third among college crews.

October 6, 2012
Brown Opens 2012-13 Season at Head of the Housatonic
After reaching the NCAA Championship for a 16th-straight season the Brown women’s crew started it’s chase for yet another appearance at the national tournament at the Head of the Housatonic. It was the 18th annual race on the Housatonic River and was hosted by the New Haven Rowing club.

June 19, 2012
Brown Student-Athletes Earn Academic All-Ivy Honors
Providence, R.I. – The Ivy League released its list of student-athletes selected for 2012 spring Academic All-Ivy, with 10 Brown student-athletes being recognized. The five females and five males were starters or key reserves on an officially recognized varsity team with a 3.0 or better cumulative grade point average.