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Ashley Brzozowicz ’04 To Return To Olympic Games In Canadian Eight

Ashley Brzozowicz ’04 To Return To Olympic Games In Canadian Eight

Helped Yale Varsity Eight To Second Place Finish At 2004 NCAA Championship

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – 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.

"We've got a great mixture of experience and new energy in our rowers nominated to the Canadian Olympic Team roster," said Mark Tewksbury, the Canadian Olympic Team Chef de Mission For London 2012, of the seven-crew Canadian Olympic team. "It's great to see Canada's legacy of excellence in Olympic rowing is in safe hands."

Brzozowicz is a veteran with Canadian Rowing. She joined the team full-time in 2006 and has competed in numerous international regattas.

At Yale, Brzozowicz was in the No. 6 seat in Yale's varsity eight that finished second at the 2004 NCAA Championships and earned CRCA All-America recognition.

Brzozowicz becomes the fourth former Yale rower headed to London. Taylor Ritzel '10 was named to the U.S. eight last Friday, while Tess Gerrand '10 will row in the Australian eight. In addition, Jamie Redman is a spare for the U.S. team.

The rowing competition at the 2012 Olympics begins on July 28 on Dorney Lake.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity