2013-2014 Brown Women's Crew News

July 21, 2014
Sobieszek to Row for Poland U23 National Team
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Brown women’s crew contingent continues to grow stronger for the upcoming World Rowing U23 World Championships as freshman Monika Sobieszek (Stoneham, Mass.) will represent Poland on the international stage on July 23-27 in Varese, Italy. Sobieszek is the fourth Bear to earn a spot on a national roster, joining junior Coco Schoeller (West Palm Beach, Fla.), sophomore Emma Betuel (East Hampton, N.Y.) and freshman Alia Shafi (Lafayette, Calif.), who will all row for the United States.

July 16, 2014
Schoeller to Join Betuel, Shafi on USRowing U23 National Team
PRINCETON, N.J. – Brown women’s crew junior Coco Schoeller (West Palm Beach, Fla.) will return to the USRowing Under 23 National Team for the upcoming 2014 World Rowing Under 23 Championships, joining sophomore Emma Betuel (East Hampton, N.Y.) and freshman Alia Shafi (Lafayette, Calif.) for international competition on July 23-27 in Varese, Italy.

June 27, 2014
Betuel, Shafi Qualify for World Rowing U23 Championships
WEST WINDSOR, N.J. – Brown women’s crew sophomore Emma Betuel (East Hampton, N.Y.) and freshman Alia Shafi (Lafayette, Calif.) will represent the United States in the lightweight quadruple at the 2014 World Rowing Under 23 Championships July 23-27 in Varese, Italy after qualifying at the National Trials this week.

June 9, 2014
Women’s Crew Garners Four All-Americans to Highlight CRCA Awards
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Following a third-place finish at the 2014 NCAA Division I Women’s Rowing Championships, Brown women’s crew captured 20 awards from the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association, highlighted by four All-Americans and Head Coach John Murphy’s fourth career CRCA New England Regional Coach of the Year selection.

June 1, 2014
Women’s Crew Wins Bronze at NCAA Championships
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – In its best finish since 2011, the Brown women’s crew captured third place at the 2014 NCAA Division I Women’s Rowing Championships at Eagle Creek on Sunday on the strength of a silver medal finish in the varsity eight race.

May 31, 2014
No. 3 Women’s Crew Sends Three Boats to NCAA Grand Finals
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The No. 3 Brown women’s crew will send all three boats to Sunday’s Grand Finals as the Bears finished second in the varsity eight, third in the second varsity eight and third in the varsity four during semifinal action at the NCAA Division I Women’s Rowing Championships at Eagle Creek on Saturday.

May 30, 2014
No. 3 Women’s Crew Sweeps Morning Heats to Open NCAA Women’s Rowing Championships
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The No. 3 Brown women’s crew moved one step closer to an eighth national championship as the Bears took first place in all three heats to open the 2014 NCAA Division I Women’s Rowing Championship at Eagle Creek Park on Friday. The varsity eight, second varsity eight and varsity four boats advance to tomorrow’s semifinals beginning at 8:30 a.m.

May 29, 2014
No. 3 Women’s Crew Aims for Eighth National Title at NCAA Championships this Weekend
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The hunt for an eighth national championship continues on Friday when the No. 3 Brown women’s crew opens up three days of competition at the NCAA Division I Women’s Rowing National Championships at Eagle Creek Park. The Bears officially begin with varsity eight heats on Friday at 9:40 a.m.

May 27, 2014
Providence Journal: Intense preparation has built Brown women's crew into a dynasty
PROVIDENCE — You would think that a coach with seven NCAA championships on his resumé and a number one national ranking attached to his team’s name would shrug off a rare loss. That’s not John Murphy’s way.

May 20, 2014
No. 1 Women’s Crew Selected for 2014 NCAA Rowing Championships
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The No. 1 Brown women’s crew team received an at-large bid to compete at the 2014 NCAA Division I Women’s Rowing Championships, it was announced by the NCAA on Tuesday. One of three schools to compete in all 18 NCAA national championships, the Bears will looks to earn their eighth title and maintain their status as the most decorated women’s crew program in the sport’s history.

May 18, 2014
No. 1 Women’s Crew Wins Team Trophy, Earns Silver in V8 at Ivy Championships
PENNSAUKEN, N.J. – Victories in the second varsity eight and both varsity four finals lifted the No. 1 Brown women’s crew to the Team Trophy at the 2014 Ivy League Women’s Rowing Championships on the Cooper River on Sunday. The Bears earned silver with a second place finish in the varsity eight race, narrowly missing the Ivy League title, but secured 81 points for first in the team standings.

May 18, 2014
No. 1 Women’s Crew Sends Four Boats to Grand Finals at Ivy Rowing Championships
PENNSAUKEN, N.J. – The top-ranked Brown women’s crew will send four boats to the Ivy League Women’s Rowing Championship Grand Finals after earning first-place finishes in all four races during the morning heats at Cooper River Park on Sunday. The Bears will now battle for their first Ivy League championship since 2008 when they return to the water this afternoon at 2 p.m.

May 16, 2014
No. 1 Women’s Crew Gears Up for Ivy Rowing Championship on Sunday
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The top-ranked Brown women’s crew aims to capture its first Ancient Eight title since 2008 when the Bears head to Cooper River Park in Pennsauken, N.J., for the 2014 Ivy League Women’s Rowing Championship on Sunday.

May 8, 2014
Breen, Schoeller Invited to USRowing Women’s U23 National Team Camp
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Senior Louise Breen (North Hampton, N.H.) and junior Coco Schoeller (West Palm Beach, Fla.) of the top-ranked Brown women’s crew have been invited to the 2014 USRowing Women’s U23 National Team Selection Camp. The pair of Bears will compete for spots to represent the United States at the World Rowing Under 23 Championship in Varese, Italy on July 23-27.

April 28, 2014
No. 1 Women’s Crew Speeds to Victory over No. 11 Yale
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – On the strength of the Bears’ best time since 2006, the varsity eight won a tightly-contested race to help the No. 1 Brown women’s crew team prevail in all five races against No. 11 Yale on the Seekonk River on Monday. Following a quick turnaround against Cornell on Saturday, the Bears complete regular season competition by placing first against all four Ivy League opponents.

April 26, 2014
No. 1 Women’s Crew Sweeps Cornell to Retain Dunn Bowl
ITHACA, N.Y. – The varsity eight prevailed by 5.7 seconds to help the No. 1 Brown women’s crew team sweep all five events against Cornell and retain the Dunn Bowl on the Cayuga Inlet on Saturday.

April 19, 2014
No. 1 Women’s Crew Cruises Past Boston University in Arlene Gorton Bowl
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Bears’ varsity eight won by nearly 14 seconds to highlight a clean sweep of five events for the No. 1 Brown women’s crew team against Boston University in the Arlene Gorton Bowl on the Seekonk River on Saturday.

April 16, 2014
Women’s Crew Climbs to No. 1 in Latest CRCA/USRowing Coaches Poll
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Following a second-place finish at last weekend’s Lake Natoma Invitational, the Brown women’s crew team jumped to No. 1 in the nation in Wednesday’s USRowing/Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association Collegiate Rowing Poll presented by Pocock Racing Shells.

April 13, 2014
No. 6 Women’s Crew Wins Two of Three with Cal and USC, Finishes Second Overall at Lake Natoma Classic
GOLD RIVER, Calif. – The sixth-ranked Brown women’s crew team finished the Lake Natoma Classic in second place overall after winning the second varsity eight and varsity four against No. 1 California and No. 4 Southern California on Sunday. The Bears finished with eight overall team points, trailing only Cal with nine points.

April 12, 2014
No. 6 Women’s Crew Grabs Three Wins in Morning Session at Lake Natoma Classic
GOLD RIVER, Calif. – The sixth-ranked Brown women’s crew team started its California trip in strong fashion, winning all three morning races in day one action at the Lake Natoma Classic. The varsity eight, second varsity eight and varsity four swept the competition against No. 7 Stanford and Kansas.

April 12, 2014
No. 6 Women’s Crew Tops No. 20 San Diego, Oklahoma in Lake Natoma Afternoon Session
GOLD RIVER, Calif. – After a clean sweep of the morning sessions, the sixth-ranked Brown women’s crew team won three races against No. 20 San Diego and Oklahoma in the afternoon session of day one action at the Lake Natoma Classic on Saturday.

April 5, 2014
No. 5 Women’s Crew Sweeps No. 13 Radcliffe for Varsity Eight Trophy
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Against a strong incoming tide, the No. 5 Brown women’s crew team swept all five races against No. 13 Radcliffe to win the Varsity Eight Trophy on the Seekonk River on Saturday.

March 29, 2014
No. 9 Women’s Crew Reclaims Class of 1987 Trophy at No. 5 Princeton
PRINCETON, N.J. – The No. 9 Brown women’s crew team opened the 2014 spring season by reclaiming the Class of 1987 Trophy for the first time since 2007 and earning its 10th win since the award’s inception at No. 5 Princeton with Michigan State on Lake Carnegie on Saturday.

March 28, 2014
No. 9 Women’s Crew Opens Season at No. 5 Princeton with Michigan State
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The campaign for an eighth national championship begins on Saturday when the ninth-ranked Brown women’s crew team takes on fifth-ranked Princeton with Michigan State in the annual Class of 1987 Trophy regatta on Lake Carnegie. Brown seeks its 10th Class of 1987 Trophy since its inception and the team’s first since 2007.

August 30, 2013
Tessa Gobbo Wins Gold in Women's Four at World Championships
Former Brown women's crew team member Tessa Gobbo '13 helped lead the United States to a gold medal in the women's four at the 2013 World Rowing Championships on Friday.

August 24, 2013
Six Brown Rowers to Compete at 2013 World Championships
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Four past members of the Brown University crew teams have qualified for a spot on the United States squad that will compete at the 2013 World Rowing Championships from Aug. 25 to Sept. 1 in Chungju, South Korea. In addition, former Brown men's rowers Nikola Stojic and Steve Van Knotsenburg will compete at the championships, representing Serbia and Canada, respectively.

August 16, 2013
Brown Crew Earns ECAC Rowing Trophy
CENTERVILLE, Mass. – Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Commissioner Dr. Kevin T. McGinniss recently announced that Brown University has earned the 2013 ECAC Rowing Trophy. Brown shared the honor with Trinity College and captured the award for the fourth time in school history.

July 29, 2013
Coco Schoeller Wins Gold at U23 World Championships
Coco Schoeller (West Palm Beach, FL), a rising junior on the Brown women’s crew team, contributed to an impressive performance by the United States’ U23 varsity eight on Sunday, as the boat earned a gold medal at the 2013 World Rowing U23 Championships in Linz, Austria.