CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Liz O'Leary, The Friends of Radcliffe Rowing Head Coach for Women's Heavyweight Crew, has announced the hiring of Sabrina Bohrer as an assistant coach. Sabrina rounds out a Radcliffe staff that includes Liz O'Leary and assistant coach/recruiting coordinator Kelly Evans.
Sabrina comes to Cambridge from fellow Ivy League member Dartmouth where she competed for four seasons before joining the coaching staff for the 2018-19 campaign.
"We are thrilled to welcome Sabrina to our RVH staff!" O'Leary said. "She brings strong competitive experience, a valuable connection to junior rowing in the U.S., and a clear understanding of the challenges and rewards that go into being a successful student-athlete in the Ivy League."
As a rower, Sabrina was a four-year Varsity 8 member, earning a spot on the All-Ivy League First Team and collecting academic all-conference accolades as a senior in 2018. During her time in Hanover, New Hampshire, she became the first woman in more than 60 years to receive the Thaddeus Seymour Award, which is given to the undergraduate who has made the greatest contribution to rowing at Dartmouth.
During her time as a student-athlete, Sabrina began sharpening her coaching skills at Community Rowing, Inc., in nearby Brighton and St. Ignatius Rowing in San Francisco, California. Sabrina spent the summer and winter of 2015, and the summer of 2017 at Community Rowing, Inc., where she led introductory camps for novices and masters, developed coaching plans and assisted with weight classes for masters. Then in 2017 from January-March, Sabrina served as a volunteer assistant for high schoolers at St. Ignatius Rowing. While in Northern California, she assisted with both the Varsity 8 and novice groups, and provided video breakdown and technique sessions off the water.
After earning her bachelor's degree in geography with a minor in global health, Sabrina moved full-time into the coaching ranks. This past season, she helped the Big Green to a third-place finish at the 2018 Head of the Charles, a runner-up effort at the 2019 Eastern Sprints and a fifth-place performance at the 2019 Ivy League Championships. Individually, Sabrina coached a pair of all-Ivy League selections and nine CRCA Scholar-Athletes.
Between her collegiate rowing and coaching career, Sabrina traveled south to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to coach the U23 program in smalls boats at Bachelors Barge Club during the summer of 2018, while also assisting with masters rowing in small boats. Earlier this summer, Sabrina was part of the coaching group working with the USRowing Olympic Development Program in Saratoga, New York and Sarasota, Florida.
Sabrina joins the Radcliffe program that advanced to the 2019 NCAA Championships after it received an at-large bid for the first time since 2015. Radcliffe ultimately concluded the three-day national event with a 1V and a 2V victory in the C Final.