March 11, 2005

Bears Claim Third Spot In Preseason USRowing/Coaches' Poll

March 11, 2005

Indianapolis, IN - The Brown women's crew team ranked third in the USRowing/Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association NCAA Division I Varsity Eight Coaches Poll. The defending national champions earned seven first place votes and 374 points total. Princeton claimed the top spot with 415 points, receiving 12 first place votes while Yale followed in second with three first place votes and 401 total points.

Brown won its fifth national title in the last nine years last season, defeating second place finisher Yale by 12 points. Princeton's varsity eight won the 2004 Eastern Sprints Title. Last season, the Bears captured first place in the preseason poll.

Women's NCAA Division I Varsity Eights
Team (1st-Place Votes), Points
1. Princeton University (12), 415
2. Yale University (3), 401
3. Brown University (7), 374
4. University of Michigan, 359
5. The Ohio State University, 357
6. University of Virginia, 326
7. University of California at Berkeley, 290
8. Harvard University, 286
9. University of Washington, 275
10. University of Tennessee, 209
11. Michigan State University, 198
12. University of Wisconsin, 183
13. Stanford University, 165
14. University of Southern California, 157
15. University of Texas, 136
16. University of Notre Dame, 107
17. Duke University, 77
18t. Boston University, 71
18t. Washington State University, 71
20. Syracuse University, 55