Varsity Eight, Women's Crew

Brown women's crew, the top-ranked team in the nation, leaned on its varsity eight boat to lead the Bears to victory in all 10 races this past week against Ivy League foes Cornell and Yale.

The varsity eight prevailed by 5.7 seconds against Cornell with a time of 6:44.20 to retain the Dunn Bowl on the Cayuga Inlet on Saturday. Less than 48 hours later, the varsity eight helped knock off No. 11 Yale on the Seekonk River with a time of 5:54.50, Brown's best time since April 30, 2006.