Two Brown Women's Rowers Lead U.S. To Medals At U-23 World Championships

July 25, 2005

Amsterdam, The Netherlands - Two members of the Brown women's crew helped lead the United States to medals at the 2005 World Rowing Under 23 Championships over the weekend. Recent graduate Catherine Starr '05 rowed in the Senior B Women's Four which won the gold medal for the United States. In addition, Deborah Dryer '06 helped lead the U.S. to the bronze medal in the Senior B Women's Double Sculls.

The U.S. finished seventh overall at the Championships with its first place finish in the women's fours and third place finish in the women's double sculls. Italy won the event with a total of four gold medals.

Starr earned Second Team All-American honors this past season in addition to First Team All-Region accolades. The tri-captain was also named a Scholar Athlete after helping lead the Bears to a third place finish at the 2005 NCAA Rowing Championships. Starr rowed in the varsity boat the past two seasons, winning the national title in 2004.

Dryer received Second Team All-Region honors as the stroke of Brown's varsity eight this past season. She earned Academic All-Ivy honors and was named a Scholar Athlete as well. Dryer also stroked the 2004 National Champion varsity eight.