July 2, 2011
Brown Bear Insider: Senior Coxswain Ellie Smith Blogs During the 2011 Henley Royal Regatta
After claiming Brown’s seventh National Championship, 11 women’s crew seniors are in the U.K. for the Henley Royal Regatta. Senior All-American coxswain Ellie Smith (Brookline, Mass.) is blogging from the event to keep fans up-to-date on the happenings of the most famous regatta in the world.
June 24, 2011
Brown University Finishes in Top-30 of Inaugural Women’s Capital One Cup
Capital One and the NCAA have announced that Stanford University women’s athletics program is the winner of the inaugural Capital One Cup. Brown University finished the season in 27th with a total of 20 points in the Capital One Cup women’s standings. This was a result of Brown's National Championship Title in women’s crew this spring season.
June 22, 2011
Spring Academic All-Ivy Announced
The Ivy League announced its spring list of Academic All-Ivy honorees, with 10 Brown student-athletes being recognized. The five males and five females were each starters or key reserves on their respective varsity teams and carry a 3.0 or better cumulative grade point average.
June 9, 2011
Kelsey Named 2011 Capital One Academic All-American
Three days after earning All-American honors, senior rower Casey Kelsey (Lyme, N.H.) has been named a Capital One Academic All-American as selected by CoSIDa. The third-team selection adds to a impressive list of distinctions she has piled up in 2011, including NCAA Champion, All-American and Scholar-Athlete.
June 8, 2011
Five Women’s Rowers Earn All-America Honors; Murphy Named CRCA Assistant Coach of the Year
Five members of Brown's NCAA Division I National Champion women's crew were recognized as some of the best rowers in the country by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA), while associate head coach Phoebe Murphy was named the CRCA Division I Assistant Coach of the Year.
May 29, 2011
National Champions! Brown Women’s Crew Wins 2011 NCAA Division I Rowing Championship
For the seventh time in 15 years, Brown women’s crew are National Champions. Head coach John Murphy saw his team come from behind and rack up 85 team points, 45 coming on the final race of the 2011 NCAA Championship, to claim their first title since 2008. Incredibly, the Bears' national title was decided by the narrowest of margins in the final race of the day, with the Bears nosing out Stanford in the varsity eight, rowing in 6:28.62, with the Cardinal coming in at 6:28.67.
May 28, 2011
Varsity Eight and Second Varsity Advance to Grand Finals at NCAA Championship
Brown continued its quest for a seventh NCAA National Championship on Saturday as both its varsity eight and second varsity boats advanced to the grand finals tomorrow morning on Lake Natoma. The 2V8 boat won its heat, topping 2010 champ Virginia, while the V8 took second on a very fast course.
May 27, 2011
Brown Women’s Crew Set for 2011 NCAA Championship
For the 15th-consecutive time, Brown women’s crew is back at the NCAA Championship. The Bears have been at every regatta since its inception in 1997. This season head coach John Murphy and senior captains Ellie Smith, Casey Kelsey and Hope Richardson look to lead the Bears to their seventh National Championship title.
May 27, 2011
Bears Set the Pace on Day One of NCAA Rowing Championships
The sixth-ranked Brown women’s crew came out strong on the first day of the 2011 NCAA Championships on Lake Natoma, posting the fastest time of any boat, while its varsity eight and second varsity boats each won their heats to advance to tomorrow morning’s semifinals. Bruno’s varsity four rowed a strong race and took fourth in its heat and in the afternoon repechage, advanced to the semifinals with a first-place finish.
May 26, 2011
Weiss Wins Elite 88 Award for NCAA Division I Women’s Rowing Championship
Brown senior rower Petra Weiss (Barrington, R.I.), is the recipient of the Elite 88 award for the 2011 NCAA Division I Women’s Rowing Championship. Weiss and her teammates will aim for the University’s seventh National Championship as competition for the 2011 title begins tomorrow morning.
May 24, 2011
Several Brown Rowers Honored by CRCA as All-Region Selections and Scholar-Athletes
On the heels of their 15th-consecutive NCAA Championship, five members of Brown women’s crew have been selected to the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) All-Region teams. Eight student-athletes were also honored as CRCA National Scholar-Athletes for boasting a 3.5 cumulative GPA or higher for their careers.
May 23, 2011
Kelsey and Zolnierczyk Named CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-District
Two Brown senior student-athletes have been selected to the District I CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-America At-Large teams. Women’s rower Casey Kelsey (Lyme, NH) was selected to the First Team, while men’s ice hockey forward Harry Zolnierczyk (Toronto, ONT) was named to the Second Team. By virtue of her selection to the All-District First Team, Kelsey will now advance to the CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-America national ballot. For the At-Large process, schools may nominate up to three student-athletes for the men's team and three student-athletes for the women's team.
May 17, 2011
Brown Women's Crew Ready for NCAA Selection Show
After placing second overall at the EAWRC Sprints in Camden, N.J., this past weekend, Brown women's crew will await the results of the NCAA Division I Selection Show, aired live on NCAA.com. The Bears hope to hear their names and travel cross country to Sacramento, Calif. for the 2011 Finals.
May 17, 2011
Brown Women’s Crew Advances to NCAA Championship for 15th-Consecutive Season
After placing second overall at the EAWRC Sprints in Camden, N.J., this past weekend, Brown women's crew advances as a full team to the 2011 NCAA Championship on Lake Natoma for the 15th-consecutive season. The Bears will now travel cross-country to Sacramento, Calif., with races taking place on May 27-29.
May 15, 2011
Brown Women’s Crew Travels to Jersey for the 2011 EAWRC Sprints
The Brown women’s crew, which was ranked second in latest EAWRC coaches’ poll behind only Ivy League-rival Princeton, traveled down to the Cooper River today in preparation for Sunday’s Sprints. The Bears will look to avenge and early season loss to the Tigers, in which Princeton won by just a length.
May 15, 2011
Brown Women’s Crew Takes Second at EAWRC Sprints
The Brown Bears won each of its heats in morning session to advance their varsity 8, second varsity, third varsity, varsity four A and varsity four B to the grand finals of the 2011 EAWRC Sprints. Brown’s V4B took first overall, while its V8, 3V8 and V4A took second and its 2V8 placed third to help Bruno to a second-place finish. Princeton took the overall title.
April 30, 2011
Bears Top Ivy-Rival Yale in Final Tuneup Before EAWRC Sprints
The sixth-ranked Brown women's crew traveled to take on No. 8 Yale in an Ivy League matchup on Saturday, and were victorious in all five races, retaining the Nat & Anne Case Cup. Both the Bears varsity eight and second varsity eight boats posted sub-6:07 times.
April 23, 2011
No. 6 Brown Women’s Crew Tops Ivy League Foes Columbia & Cornell
In the final home meet of the year, Brown rowed through difficult weather conditions and two Ivy opponents as the No.6-ranked Bears won all five races against Columbia and Cornell. Brown’s day was highlighted by a 14 second win in the varsity eight.
April 22, 2011
No. 6 Brown Sprints Past URI and BU
Rowing for just the second time in competition on its home course this year, Brown women’s crew sprinted past area rivals Rhode Island and Boston University. The No. 6 Bears won every race of the day, including a 19 second win by the varsity eight.
April 17, 2011
Sixth-Ranked Bears Take Third at Lake Natoma Invite
Brown women’s crew finished up the second day of competition on Sunday at the Lake Natoma Invitational and finished third overall with three third-place finishes in the varsity eight, second varsity eight and varsity four races against perennial powerhouse programs, Stanford and host California.
April 16, 2011
No. 6 Brown Wins Three on First Day of Lake Natoma Invitational
Facing some of the best competition from across the country, No. 6 Brown boasts three victories after day one of the Lake Natoma Invitational, co-hosted by Cal Berkeley and Sacramento State. The Bear varsity eight, second varsity eight and varsity four all posted top times at the West Coast meet in races against Tennessee and Sacramento State.
April 2, 2011
No. 5 Women's Crew Will Now Host No. 20 Radcliffe
The No. 20 Radcliffe heavyweight crew, which planned on hosting this weekend's event, will now travel to take on fifth-ranked Ivy League rival Brown on Saturday, April 2 at 8:36 a.m., on the Seekonk River.
April 2, 2011
No. 5 Brown Women’s Crew Victorious Over No. 20 Radcliffe
Fifth-ranked Brown edged No. 20 Radcliffe by 2.6 seconds in the Varsity 8 race, one of four events between the Ivy League rivals Saturday morning on the Seekonk River. The Bears were victorious in all four races.
March 26, 2011
Brown Opens Season with Ivy League Rival Princeton and Michigan Sate
Brown women’s crew, which is ranked No. 5 in the CRCA/USRowing Preseason Coaches Poll, starts the spring season against some strong competition. On Saturday, March 26, the Bears will travel Princeton, N.J., to take on No. 2 Princeton and No. 8 Michigan State.
March 26, 2011
No. 5 Women’s Crew Takes Second in Top Three Races vs. No 2 Princeton and No. 8 Michigan State
No. 5 Brown women’s crew took on an impressive field in its first day of competition in the 2011 season, traveling to take on No. 2 Princeton and No. 8 Michigan State. The Bears finished second in each of the top three races of the day, while its third Varsity 8 was victorious in a head-to-head race against Princeton.
February 24, 2011
Phoebe Murphy Named EAWRC Assistant Coach of the Year
The Eastern Association of Women’s Rowing Colleges (EAWRC), an affiliate of the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC), has named Brown University’s Phoebe Murphy as its 2010 Assistant Coach of the Year. The EAWRC also selected Cornell University’s Hillary Gehman as its 2010 Head Coach of the Year.
December 14, 2010
Brown Men's & Women's Crew to Host Day Clinic on January 30
Brown men's and women's crew coaches will be on hand at the Junior Erg Clinic (boys and girls 13 - 18 years old of all abilities) which will be geared towards preparation for sprint racing on the erg as well as developing or augmenting a successful training program throughout the spring.
November 13, 2010
Brown Women’s Varsity Four Takes Title at Foot of the Charles
In final race of the fall season at the Foot of the Charles, Brown boats put in impressive performances against the board. The varsity four was the star of the day, taking first overall in a field of 49 boats.
October 24, 2010
Brown Womens Crew Has Biggest Entry Ever At Head of the Charles
At one of the biggest races of the year, Brown womens crew was well represented, entering six boats into the field at the Head of the Charles, the teams largest entry ever. The Bears boasted two boats in the championship eight, two in the championship four and alumni boats in the alumni eight and championship eight.
September 30, 2010
Womens Crew Raises Over 4K for Ovarian Cancer
Earlier this month Brown womens crew raised over $4,000 at the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC) Rhode Island Chapters Walk/Run to Break the Silence on Ovarian Caner event. The Brown Team raised almost $1,500 more than any other group finishing with a total of $4,135.00.
August 24, 2010
Catherine Starr Named Assistant Womens Rowing Coach
Former Brown national champion rower Catherine Starr 05 has returned to her alma mater and has been named an assistant coach for the Brown Womens Crew in an announcement made by head coach John Murphy.