Five Yale Rowers Named All-Region By CRCA

May 20, 2005

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Five members of the Ivy League champion Yale women's crew have been named all-region by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association. Rachel Jeffers, Maria Stevens, Claire Norsetter and cox Jehan Budak all earned first team recognition, while Jane Moore was a second team selection. Stevens was a first team choice for the second consecutive year. In addition, Will Porter was named the New England Region Coach of the Year for the second straight year.

Yale was one of only eight schools that produced five all-region selections.

Yale's varsity eight is coming off a victory at the Eastern Sprints on May 15. The Bulldogs were ranked second in the May 18 CRCA/USRowing poll and were 11-1 overall in the regular season.

The Bulldogs will be in Sacramento, Calif., for the NCAA Championships on May 27-29 at the CSUS Aquatic Center.