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Radcliffe Heavyweight Crew

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard-Radcliffe heavyweight crew has been named the COOP Athlete of the Week for April 15.

The No. 11 Black and White claimed the Class of 1975 Cup in Itacha, N.Y., Saturday, topping No. 5 Princeton and No. 17 Cornell at the regatta. Radcliffe and the Tigers were neck-and-neck the entire way before the Black and White pulled away down the stretch to earn a 2.2-second victory with a time of 6:11.7. It is the 12th time in program history that Harvard has won the cup.

In the Varsity Four ‘A’ race, Radcliffe also prevailed, topping Princeton by nearly five seconds with a time of 7:11.3 to earn the win.

The Black and White returns to action Saturday against Syracuse and Dartmouth with the O’Leary Cup on the line. 

Click here for a complete list of 2012-13 winners.