No. 16 Radcliffe Heavyweight Crew Gears Up For Ivy League Championships

Photo by: Gil Talbot
Photo by: Gil Talbot

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Continuing its postseason competition, No. 16 Radcliffe heavyweight crew will head to Camden, New Jersey this Sunday, May 19 to compete for its conference title at the Ivy League Women's Rowing Championships.

Schedule
8:00 a.m. – Varsity Eight
8:30 a.m. – Second Varsity Eight
8:50 a.m. – Varsity Four A
2:00 p.m. – Varsity Four B
2:15 p.m. – Third Varsity Eight
2:30 p.m. – Varsity Four C

A complete schedule can be found here.

What to Know
- In program history, Radcliffe has claimed eight Ivy League titles: 1974, '75, '82, '86, '87, '89, 2003 and 2012.
- The Black and White enter the Championships ranked No. 16 in the CRCA/USRowing Coaches Poll, while three other Ivy League schools found a spot in the rankings as well: Brown (No. 7), Princeton (No. 8) and Yale (No. 9).
- This will mark the seventh year that the Ivy League has staged a conference championship regatta. Radcliffe won the first event in 2012 and posted a fourth-place finish last year.
- Last time out, the Black and White competed at Eastern Sprints and captured a second-place finish in its varsity eight race. Radcliffe secured a first-place finish in its second varsity eight race as the Black and White edged Rutgers for the victory.

Leading the Way
Liz O'Leary is in the midst of her 33rd season at the helm of Harvard's heavyweight crew program, holding a 206-115 overall record. O'Leary has guided the Black and White to winning marks in 13 of the last 16 seasons, including NCAA Championship appearances in five of the last seven years and 17 times during the 21-year history of the event. That success has continued throughout her tenure with over 200 dual wins, top-finishing crews at Sprints and numerous appearances at national championships.

Up Next
Radcliffe will await its fate for selection to the NCAA Championships during the NCAA Selection Show on Tuesday, May 21.