Eleven Engineers Named CRCA Scholar AthletesCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Eleven rowers, five members of the openweight team and six from the lightweight squad, have been named scholar athletes by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) for 2012. MIT’s total of six honorees matches Harvard University for the most in the country among lightweight teams while Tech’s 11 overall selections is the fifth-highest mark across all collegiate divisions.
Engineers Shine at Women’s SprintsCAMDEN COUNTY, N.J. –MIT’s women’s openweight crew team had its best showing as a Division I program at the Eastern Association of Women’s Rowing Colleges (EAWRC) Sprints on the Cooper River in Cherry Hill, N.J. on Sunday afternoon. All four of the Engineers’ crews placed better than their projected seeds entering the regatta to help the squad finish seventh out of 12 teams in the overall standings.
Openweight Crew Wins Cup Race with Boston CollegeCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The MIT women’s openweight crew team took on Boston College over the weekend and came out on top in the Varsity 8 and Varsity 4 races, in the squad’s final tune-up before the EAWRC Sprints. With the head-to-head win, the Varsity 8 received the Boston College vs. MIT Cup for the second straight year and improved its overall won-loss record to 11-5 on the year. The Varsity 4 crew ran its ledger to 8-7 for the season.
Saxton-Fox Collects Second Straight Patriot League Scholar Athlete of the Year NodCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT senior Tess Saxton-Fox (Wayland, Mass.) was selected as the Patriot League Scholar Athlete of the Year for the second consecutive season, as announced by the conference on Thursday afternoon. Saxton-Fox was also tabbed to the Academic All-Patriot League team along with teammates Allison Simi (West Windsor, N.J.) and Erin Meyer (Austin, Texas).
MIT Places Four on All-Patriot League Rowing TeamCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Following its best-ever showing at the Patriot League championship on Sunday, in which the Varsity 8 placed second out of six teams, MIT had four student-athletes named to the women’s rowing All-Patriot League team on Wednesday. Seniors Catherine Crowley (New York, N.Y.) and Allison Simi (West Windsor, N.J.) were tabbed to the first team all-league while senior Grace Lin (Newton, Mass.) and sophomore Erin Meyer (Austin, Texas) were second team selections. It was the third consecutive All-League nod for Crowley while the others were being recognized for the first time.
MIT Finishes Third at Patriot League ChampionshipCAMDEN COUNTY, N.J. – The MIT women’s openweight crew had the most successful showing in its three years as a member of the Patriot League at the conference championship regatta on Sunday morning on the Cooper River in New Jersey. The Engineers placed third in the team standings, behind the U.S. Naval Academy and defending champion, Bucknell University, after back-to-back fifth-place finishes in 2010 and 2011. The Varsity 8 took second, just over two seconds behind Bucknell.
Women’s Openweight Takes on Buffalo, UMass and SimmonsCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The MIT women’s openweight crew team returned to its home course on the Charles River on Saturday to take on crews from the University at Buffalo, University of Massachusetts and Simmons College. The Varsity 8 and Varsity 4 boats each earned second -place finishes with strong races while the 2nd and 3rd Varsity 8 crews came in third out of four teams.
Erin Meyer Invited to National Team CampCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT sophomore Erin Meyer (Austin, Texas) has been named one of 20 rowers in the country invited to participate in the USRowing Women's National Team Freshman Camp. Hosted by the University of Washington in June, the camp is designed for women with elite potential who have only been rowing for one or two years. It is part of the identification and selection system for the United States national team.
Women’s Openweight Crew Earns Second-Place at George Washington InviteWASHINGTON, D.C. – The MIT women’s openweight crew team traveled to Washington, D.C. to compete in the George Washington Invitational on Friday and Saturday, racing against Duquesne University, the U.S. Naval Academy and Georgetown University in a series of head-to-head races. The Engineers had their best-ever showing at the regatta, finishing second in overall team points, with 84 total points, behind only the host George Washington (90) and ahead of the teams from Duquesne (0), Navy (56), Georgetown (12) and St. Joseph’s University (81).
Women’s Openweight Crew Kicks off Spring at Beanpot RegattaCAMRBIDGE, Mass. – The MIT women’s openweight crew team returned to action on Saturday, opening the spring portion of its season at the Beanpot Regatta. MIT competed against crews from Boston College, Boston University, Northeaster University and Harvard-Radcliffe. Tech had four boats entered in the regatta, two Varsity 8 crews and a pair of Varsity 4 boats.
Women’s Openweight Crew Opens Spring Season at Beanpot RegattaCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT’s openweight women’s crew team will begin the spring portion of its season this weekend at the Beanpot Regatta here on the Charles River in Cambridge. The Beanpot is the first of six spring regattas for the Engineers, a slate that also includes the Patriot League championship and Eastern Association of Women’s Rowing Colleges (EAWRC) Sprints.
MIT Crew Completes Florida Training TripCAMBRIDGE, Mass. - On Wednesday, January 11, MIT Crew departed Cocoa Beach, Fla. after an intensive, ten-day training trip. All four MIT Crew squads: open and lightweight women and heavyweight and lightweight men, met in Florida just after the New Year to row on the Banana River and Sykes Creek, gaining considerable improvements in technique and fitness. Practicing twice daily on the water, all four MIT Crew squads logged valuable miles with an eye on successful spring racing.
Women’s Crew Wraps up Fall Season at Foot of the CharlesCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT’s women’s crew teams wrapped up their fall schedules over the weekend, as both the lightweight and openweight squads competed in the Foot of the Charles regatta on Saturday. The event, which emphasizes novice eight and varsity four crews, was held on a course similar to last month’s Head of the Charles, beginning at the Riverside Boathouse and ending 2.3 miles upstream at the same finish line as the head races.
Women’s Crew to Row in Foot of the Charles Regatta, Final Event of Fall SeasonCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – This weekend both the MIT lightweight and openweight women’s crew teams will take part in the Foot of the Charles Regatta, the final event on Tech’s fall schedule. The feature event of the regatta is the Varsity Four race, a departure from most racing where the eight is the priority boat. The race-course begins at the Riverside Boathouse and ends at the same finish line as the Head of the Charles race, 2.3 miles upstream.
MIT Crew Races at Dartmouth Green Monster InvitationalHANOVER, N.H. – The MIT openweight crew traveled to Hanover, N.H. over the weekend to take part in the Green Monster Invitational hosted by Dartmouth College. The race, which is for freshmen and novice rowers only, is along a three-mile course on the Connecticut River. The Engineers took third in the team scoring, which is calculated based on the combined finishes of two boats, behind only Boston College and Radcliffe. The Cardinal and Gray beat out squads from UMass and Vermont.
Tech Crews Race at Princeton ChasePRINCETON, N.J. – The MIT women’s openweight crew team traveled down to Princeton over the weekend, with three boats competing in the three-mile Princeton Chase event. Tech’s Varsity and Second Varsity eights competed in the same event while the Novice eight also raced.
Openweight Eight has Best Finish ever at Head of the Charles RegattaCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The MIT women’s openweight crew team had a pair of boats entered in the season-opening, Head of the Charles regatta over the weekend, and both crews fared very well, despite experiencing some challenges during the course of the race. The championship eight had its best ever finish at the Head of the Charles, finishing 25th out of 37 teams while the club eight placed 18th overall.
Tech Crews Prep for Head of the Charles RegattaCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – This coming weekend the MIT varsity crews will kick off the fall portion of their season with one of the biggest competitions of the year, the historic Head of the Charles regatta. With more than 8,000 athletes from around the world competing in 55 different events, the Head of the Charles is the world's largest, two-day rowing event. It attracts up to 300,000 spectators to Boston and Cambridge.
MIT Crew Dedicates New Racing Shell to Director of Athletics, SorieroCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Following a spirited, early morning alumni race, coaches, alumni and friends of MIT crew gathered at the Pierce Boathouse to dedicate the newest racing shell in the Tech fleet in honor of Director of Athletics and DAPER Department Head, Julie Soriero, on Saturday morning.
MIT Crew Set to Pull for a CureCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – This coming Sunday, October 2, the MIT women’s crew team will participate in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Pull for a Cure event. Pull for a Cure is a fundraising challenge among local Boston-area crews, dedicated to raising money and awareness to benefit breast cancer research.
MIT Crew Summer Rowing RecapCAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Over the summer current rowers and alumnae of MIT Crew represented various rowing clubs in club racing both nationally and internationally.