2011-12 Yale Women's Crew News

  • Ritzel Reflects On Gold Medal Olympic Experience
    August 13, 2012
    The 2012 Summer Olympics came to and end on Sunday, but the memories will last a lifetime for Yale rower Taylor Ritzel ’10. Ritzel won a gold medal with the United States women’s eight on Aug. 2 during the first week of the Games.
  • Trowbridge Places Sixth In Olympic Double Sculls Final
    August 03, 2012
    Sarah Trowbridge is about to begin a new chapter in her life as an assistant women’s crew coach at Yale. One of her final acts before heading to New Haven was pretty exciting. Trowbridge and her partner Margot Shumway finished sixth in the Olympic double sculls final on Lake Dorney.
  • Ritzel And Gold Medal Winning U.S. Eight Appear On NBC’s Today Program
    August 03, 2012
    Fresh off her gold medal winning performance in the women’s eight on Thursday, Taylor Ritzel ’10 and her crew mates were guests on NBC’s Today show on Friday morning.
  • Yale Women’s Rowers Ritzel ’10, Brzozowicz ‘04 Medal In Olympic Eight Final
    August 02, 2012
    A pair of Yale women’s rowers became Olympic medalists on Thursday. Taylor Ritzel ’10 and the United States eight held off Ashley Brzozowicz’s Canadian eight to win the A final by a little over a second at the Eton Dorney Rowing Center.
  • Gerrand, Trowbridge Reach Finals At Olympic Games
    July 31, 2012
    Tess Gerrand ’10 will join her fellow Yale graduates Ashley Brzozowicz ’04 and Taylor Ritzel ’10 in Thursday’s women’s eight final at the Olympic Games. Gerrand and the Australia eight finished third in Tuesday morning’s repechage to earn a spot in the final.
  • Trowbridge Finishes Third In Heat At Olympic Games
    July 30, 2012
    New Yale assistant women’s crew coach Sarah Trowbridge and her partner Margot Shumway finished third in Heat 2 in the double sculls this morning at the Olympic Games. The two will row in Tuesday’s repechage to try and earn a spot in Friday’s final.
  • Ritzel, Brzozowicz Advance To Finals in Women’s Eight At London Olympics
    July 29, 2012
    The Yale women’s rowers are off to a strong start at the Olympics. Taylor Ritzel’s United States eight and Ashley Brzozowicz’s Canadian eight both won their heats to automatically advance to Thursday’s final. Tess Gerrand and the Australian eight finished second to the U.S. and will row in the repechage on Tuesday.
  • Success At Yale Made Impact On Four Olympic Rowers
    July 26, 2012
    In 2008, Yale was at the top of the collegiate women’s rowing world. The Bulldogs were in the midst of back-to-back NCAA varsity eight titles, and Jamie Redman remembers one member of the crew already looking ahead to success after Yale.
  • Olympic Spotlight: Late Start To Rowing Doesn’t Keep Ritzel From Olympic Dream
    July 25, 2012
    Taylor Ritzel’s path to success with the Yale women’s crew was anything but typical. Ritzel, who had been a swimmer growing up in Colorado, didn’t start to row until she learned there was a spot on the women’s crew team waiting for her when she arrived at Yale.
  • Olympic Spotlight: Redman Ready For Role As Spare
    July 24, 2012
    After a heartbreaking second-place finish in the women’s pair at the Olympic Trials in June, Jamie Redman ’10 was convinced her dream of attending the 2012 London Olympics was over. Only the winners earned a spot on the U.S. Olympic roster and Redman and her partner Amanda Polk came up three seconds short.
  • Olympic Spotlight: Opportunity With Australian Eight A Dream Come True For Gerrand
    July 23, 2012
    Ever since she started rowing at the age of 13, it has been Tess Gerrand’s dream to represent Australia in the Olympics. As recently as a few months ago, it didn’t seem that it was going to happen.
  • Olympic Spotlight: Determination Leads Brzozowicz To Second Olympic Appearance
    July 20, 2012
    It didn’t take Ashley Brzozowicz ’04 long to make an impression on Yale women’s crew coach Will Porter. During the time Porter was recruiting her, Brzozowicz shaved nearly 30 seconds off her 2K.
  • Lips, McDermott Represent U.S. At World Rowing Under-23 Championships
    July 16, 2012
    Two Yale rowers – Catherine McDermott ’12 and Maddie Lips – represented the United States at the 2012 World Rowing Under 23 Championships in Trakai, Lithuania. McDermott helped the U.S. four to a sixth-place finish in the finals, while Lips, a rising junior, placed 15th in the single scull.
  • Ashley Brzozowicz ’04 To Return To Olympic Games In Canadian Eight
    June 29, 2012
    The Yale women’s crew contingent for the 2012 London Olympics is set. As expected, Ashley Brzozowicz ’04 was named to the women’s eight that will represent Canada at the Games next month. This will be the second Olympic appearance for Brzozowicz, who also rowed in the eight at the 2008 Games.
  • Lips, McDermott Earn Spots In 2012 Under-23 World Championships
    June 29, 2012
    Two Yale women’s rowers – rising junior Maddie Lips and Catherine McDermott ’12 – have earned spots on the team that will represent the United State at the 2012 Under-23 World Championships next month in Trakai, Lithuania.
  • Christ Ernst ’76 Receives Special Achievement Award At The Tradition
    June 28, 2012
    Chris Ernst ’76, the captain of the 1976 Yale women’s crew and a two-time Olympian, was one of six Boston sports legends honored last night at The Tradition, the annual fundraising event for The Sports Museum of New England held at the TD Garden. Ernst, a Title IX pioneer, was the recipient of a Special Achievement Award.
  • Jamie Redman ’08 Named Spare For 2012 U.S. Olympic Squad
    June 25, 2012
    Jamie Redman ’08, who helped the Yale varsity eight to pair of NCAA titles, has been named a spare for the United States Olympic team that will compete in London in July.
  • Ritzel ’10 Named To Women’s Eight That Will Represent United States At 2012 Olympics
    June 22, 2012
    It’s official. Taylor Ritzel ’10 is heading to London. Ritzel was named to the women’s eight that will represent the United States at the 2012 Olympics in July. USRowing announced the final three U.S. Olympic crews on Friday.
  • Spring Academic All-Ivy Announced
    June 20, 2012
    The Ivy League has released its list of student-athletes selected for 2011-12 Academic All-Ivy honors in its spring sports, and 10 Yale student athletes were recognized. The 10 men and women were starters or key reserves on an officially recognized varsity team with 3.0 or better cumulative grade point averages. Each Ivy institution nominated five men and women from its eligible student-athletes.
  • Hastings Elected 2012-13 Captain
    June 06, 2012
    Eliza Hastings, who sat in the No. 2 seat for the Yale varsity eight at the NCAA Championship, has been elected captain of the 2012-13 Yale women's crew.
  • McDermott Named CRCA First Team All-American
    June 05, 2012
    Catherine McDermott, a two-year member of Yale’s varsity eight, has been named to the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association Pocock All-America first team.
  • Bulldogs Place 10th At NCAA Championship
    May 27, 2012
    For the 10th time in the last 11 years, the Yale women’s crew has finished in the top-10 in the nation. The Bulldogs scored 38 points to place 10th at the NCAA Championship at Mercer County Park.
  • Varsity Four Advances To Grand Final
    May 26, 2012
    The Yale varsity four will race for an NCAA championship. The Bulldogs finished second in their semifinal heat to advance to Sunday’s grand final on Lake Mercer. The varsity eight and second varsity eight both failed to finish in the top three and will race in the petite finals.
  • Varsity Eight Earns Semifinal Spot After Thrilling Rep
    May 25, 2012
    It certainly wasn’t the easy way, but the Yale varsity eight is in the semifinals at the 2012 NCAA Championship. The Bulldogs earned the final spot by finishing third in the afternoon repechage. Yale crossed the line in 6:51.20, three-one-hundreths of a second faster than fourth-place Michigan State.
  • Second Varsity Eight, Varsity Four Advance To Semifinals After Morning Heats At NCAAs
    May 25, 2012
    Two of Yale’s three crews earned a spot in the semifinals after the morning heats on day one of the NCAA Championship on Lake Mercer. The varsity four qualified with an impressive second-place finish in its heat, while the second varsity eight moved on by finishing third.
  • Bulldogs Set For NCAA Championship
    May 24, 2012
    Head coach Will Porter has been pleased with the progress his young women’s crew has made during the course of the season. Porter, though, still doesn’t believe the team has reached its full potential. The Bulldogs have one last opportunity to prove him correct when they head to the NCAA Championship this weekend on Lake Mercer in West Windsor, N.J.
  • Nine Bulldogs Earn CRCA Honors
    May 23, 2012
    Nine Yale women’s rowers have earned Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association honors. Sophomore Maddie Lips and senior Catherine McDermott were named first team All-New England region, while senior Dara Dickson, junior Eliza Hastings and freshman Christine Devlin were selected to the second team. Dickson, McDermott and Lips also were named 2012 Scholar Athletes. In addition, junior Margaret Ayers, senior Brittany Bowman, sophomore Kristen Brownlee and senior Nikki Grigg earned Scholar Athlete recognition.
  • Tess Gerrand ’10, Australia Earn Spot In 2012 Olympics
    May 22, 2012
    Tess Gerrand ’10, who helped the Yale women’s crew win three varsity eight NCAA titles, is headed to the 2012 Olympics. Gerrand was part of the Australian eight that won the women’s final at the Olympic Qualification Regatta in Lucerne, Switzerland, on Tuesday.
  • Yale Earns 11th Straight NCAA Team Championship Bid
    May 15, 2012
    The Yale women’s crew will see quite a few familiar faces at the 2012 NCAA Championship in two weeks. As expected, the Bulldogs received an at-large berth when the 16-team field was announced late Tuesday afternoon. Yale, which earned a berth for the 11th straight year, has already raced seven of the teams in the field this spring.
  • Second Varsity Four Captures Gold, Bulldogs Place Third At Inaugural Ivy Championship
    May 13, 2012
    There were plenty of close finishes and a couple of surprises at the inaugural Ivy League Women’s Rowing Championship on the Cooper River. Yale had three top-three finishes, including a victory by the second varsity four, and ended up third with 61 points in the overall team standings.
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