June 6, 2007
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Four members of the NCAA champion Yale varsity eight have been honored for their success. Tess Gerrand, Rachel Jeffers, Jamie Redman and coxswain Emily Cleveland all were named to the 2007 CRCA Pocock All-America Rowing First Team. Twenty-two rowers were selected to the first team, and Yale was the only school with four honorees.
Jeffers, the team captain who served as the stroke for the boat, was recognized for the third straight year. Gerrand, Redman and Cleveland were honored for the first time.
Yale's varsity eight had its first undefeated season since 1979, culminating with a nearly two-second victory in the Grand Final at the NCAA Championships. The Bulldogs had a 12-0 record in the dual race season and then won the Eastern Sprints crown for the second time in the last three years.
Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity