July 23, 2007
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Jamie Redman, who sat in the No. 5 seat in the Yale varsity eight that went undefeated and captured the NCAA title last spring, has been named to the 2007 USA Under 23 National Team roster. Redman will row in the women's eight that is representing the United States at the FISA World Rowing Under 23 Championships scheduled for July 26-29 in Strathclyde, Great Britain.
"It is great that Jamie is rowing with the under-23 team this summer," said Yale Head Coach Will Porter. "The experience of practicing, traveling and racing with some of the best collegiate athletes in the country will only make her better. I am glad she decided to give it a try."
Redman, a rising senior, earned first team All-America and All-New England honors last spring and is a two-time CRCA Scholar-Athlete selection. She rowed in the six seat on the second varsity eight as a freshman and moved up to the varsity boat in her sophomore year. She began rowing in 2004 with Spokane River Rowing.
"The selection experience was definitely an intense process," Redman said. "The field was especially deep. All 20 women were very strong and very talented. Even during the slower, 'easier' practices, the competition never let up. Even though the practices were difficult, Yale women's crew prepared me well to meet the physical challenges. Aside from our 2007 Yale Crew, the US boat is the strongest boat I've ever rowed in. We've trained very hard, and I can't wait to see how we stack up at Worlds."
Before rowing, Redman was an elite-level Nordic ski racer and competed in the 2001 and 2002 Junior Olympic Games. She also ran the New York City Marathon.
"The Worlds should provide some exciting, intense racing," Redman said. "The target's going to be on our backs, as the US Women are the defending champions. However, we're doing our best to stay internally focused, and to just concentrate on rowing hard and technically well."