CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The U.S. women's eight, which includes former Radcliffe rowers Caryn Davies '05 and Esther Lofgren '08-09, was named the 2012 Olympic Team of the Year by the United States Olympic Committee. The organization announced the awards Tuesday, including Allyson Felix as the Olympic Sports Woman of the Year and Michael Phelps as the Man of the Year alongside the women's eight.
Davies and Lofgren propelled the United States to the gold medal in London, completing the course in 6:10.59. The nearly two-second victory defended the red, white and blue's gold from Beijing and is the third consecutive Olympic medal. The Radcliffe combo also helped the women's eight to its seventh straight world championship in 2012.
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U.S. Olympic Committee Awards
Olympic Sports Woman of the Year – Allyson Felix
Olympic Sports Man of the Year – Michael Phelps
Olympic Team of the Year – U.S. Women's Eight
Paralympic Sports Woman of the Year – Jessica Long
Paralympic Sports Man of the Year – Raymond Martin
Paralympic Team of the Year – U.S. Men's Quad Doubles Wheelchair Tennis Team