Providence, RI – Former Brown national champion rower Catherine Starr '05 has returned to her alma mater and has been named an assistant coach for the Brown Women's Crew in an announcement made by head coach John Murphy.
Brown's team captain as a junior and senior, Starr rowed for the Brown crew from 2002-2005, rowing in the varsity boat that won the gold medal at the 2004 NCAA Varsity Eight competition and captured the NCAA Division I National Team Championship. She also helped the Bears to a second place team finish at the 2003 NCAA Championship and a third place NCAA finish in 2005.
Along the way, Starr was named a second team All-American in 2004, and a CRCA Scholar-Athlete in 2005.
A national caliber rower, Starr's career didn't end after graduating from Brown in 2005 with a B.A. in the History of Art. She rowed for the United States at the 2005 World U-23 Championship, winning the women's fours championship in Amsterdam. She participated in National Team Selection Camps in 2006 and 2008, and trained in-residence with the National Team in Princeton in 2008-2009.
Starr also worked as the junior women's coach at the Saugatuck Rowing Club (Westport, Conn.) from 2005-2008, coaching 30 high school coaches daily. Starr's youth club rowers placed at the Head of the Charles and at the Nationals.