NEW LONDON, CONN.--(3/23/12)--The Coast Guard Academy women's crew team is ranked sixth nationally in CRCA/USRowing Coaches Preseason Poll released on Friday.
Coast Guard will be looking to challenge for the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championship and return to the NCAA Division III Championship for the first time since the 2008 season after coming up less than one second short last season.
The Bears Varsity 8 fell just short of winning NEWMAC Championship a year ago as Wellesley used a strong push over the final 500 meters to edge the Bears by a half a second. Wellesley won with a time of 7:11.6 edging the Bears time of 7:12.1. Wellesley is ranked third in the preseason poll.
The Bears top boat will be led by senior first team CRCA All-American Sarah Jane Otey and first team All-conference selection senior co-captain Holly Madden. The Varsity 8 will also feature senior co-captain Kelly Normoyle and senior coxswain Julianna Harvin.
The Bears Varsity 8 won the petite final at the New England Championships and took fourth in the petite final at the ECAC Championships to close out the Spring season a year ago before winning the head of the Housatonic in October to highlight the Fall season.
June 5, 2012 Otey Named Academic All-American
June 1, 2012 Otey Selected as NCAA Woman of the Year Nominee
June 1, 2012 Bears Place 8 on Scholar Athlete team
May 26, 2012 Bears Win Petite Final at NCAA Championship
May 25, 2012 Bears Drop Three-Way Photo Finish
May 24, 2012 Otey Wins Elite 89 Award at NCAA's
May 24, 2012 Bears Team With Special Olympics at NCAA's
May 24, 2012 Bears Prepare for NCAA Championship
May 14, 2012 Bears Varsity 8 Heading Back to NCAA's
May 5, 2012 Bears V8 Place 5th at N.E. Championships
April 26, 2012 Bears Place 7 On NEWMAC All-Academic team
April 25, 2012 Meuse Named NEWMAC Coach of the Year
April 21, 2012 Bears Place 2nd at NEWMAC Championship
April 15, 2012 #4 Bears Beat Conn. by 42 Seconds
April 14, 2012 Bears V8 Cruises to Win at Lowell
April 7, 2012 Bears V8 Splits With Trinity
March 31, 2012 Bears V8 Wins Opener
March 23, 2012 Bears Ranked 6th in National Preseason Poll