ACADEMIC INTEGRATION COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

 
Olivia Coffey
Olivia Coffey
Year: Senior
Hometown: Watkins Glen, N.Y.
High School: Phillips Academy Andover (Mass.)
Major: Economics
House Affiliation: Leverett

Senior • 2011
A first-team All-America and All-New England selection … Team co-captain … Stroked the varsity eight all season … Helped the varsity eight win the third-level final at the NCAA Championships with a time of 6:34.45 … Contributed to fifth-place finish at the EAWRC Sprints … Helped Radcliffe win varsity and team titles at the Beanpot on April 30 … Aided in a three-second victory over Yale to win the Case Cup for the first time in eight years … Helped the varsity eight beat Dartmouth, No. 10 Ohio State and Northeastern at the Charles River Challenge on April 17 … Rallied with the varsity eight to finish second place, ahead of Minnesota and Syracuse … Part of a resounding victory over Tulsa on March 26 to open the spring season.

Junior • 2010
Raced five times with the varsity eight … Helped the varsity eight win the petite final in 6:43.353 at the EAWRC Sprints May 16 … Contributed to the varsity eight finishing third in 6:46.38 and Radcliffe claiming its fourth team-points banner over Boston College, Boston University, MIT and Northeastern at the Beanpot May 1 … Competed with the varsity eight and finished fifth in 6:53.33 at the San Diego Crew Classic finals March 28.

Sophomore • 2009
Made seven straight appearances with the varsity eight … Raced with the varsity eight and won the third-level final in 6:24.90 at the NCAA Championships May 31 … Helped the varsity eight finish second and earn silver in 6:22.861 in the grand final at the EAWRC Sprints May 16 … Finished first with the varsity eight in 7:00.6 to claim the Beanpot ahead of Boston University, Boston College, MIT and Northeastern, and helped Radcliffe win the team title with 25 points May 2… Defeated Tennessee and Gonzaga with the varsity eight in 7:09.6 at the Charles River Challenge April 26 … Raced with the varsity eight and defeated Dartmouth and Syracuse to capture the O’Leary Cup in 6:48.6 April 18 … Helped the varsity eight finish second ahead of Bucknell and Cornell in 7:30.0 at the Class of 1975 Cup April 11.

Freshman • 2008
Spent entire rookie spring in the varsity eight ... Helped the Black and White win the petite final, place seventh in the varsity eight and finish ninth in the team standings at the NCAA Championships ... Contributed to third-place varsity eight and team finishes at the EAWRC Sprints ... Aided in win in the Beanpot (against Boston University, Northeastern and Boston College) and two Charles River Challenge victories, first against Dartmouth, Syracuse and Texas and later in the day against Dartmouth and Notre Dame ... Captured Rowlands Cup, Allen-DeWolfe Trophy and O’Leary Cup with the wins against Northeastern, Boston University and Syracuse, respectively ... Also defeated Cornell and third-ranked Virginia.

Before Harvard
Played hockey and was a member of the varsity crew all three years at Phillips Academy Andover ... Also played soccer and basketball freshman year at Watkins Glen High ... Hockey captain senior year ... Member of the crew that finished second at the Women’s Henley Regatta senior year ... Recipient of the Phelps Award at Academy ... Attended Junior National Selection Camp for crew in Spring 2006 ... German Award recipient ... Played ice hockey for six years for the Syracuse Stars, winning five N.Y. state titles and finishing third twice at the national championships ... Participated in the Navy ROTC program.

Personal
Father stroked the Northeastern crew in 1972 and 73 and received a silver medal in the 1976 Olympics in the pair ... Mother is a 1979 graduate of the Harvard Business School ... Older sister, Laurie, rowed and played basketball at Navy ... Second-oldest sister also rowed at Navy.