Women’s Crew wins National Championship by .05 Seconds!

On a day where the focus of the Brown community was centered on Commencement, the women’s crew team was on the other coast, capturing the Division I National Championship in Gold River, California. The Bears tied in total points with Stanford with 85, but the tie was broken in the final race of the day where the varsity eight edged out the Cardinal with a time of 6:28.62 to Stanford’s 6:28.67. Going into the final race, Brown trailed both Stanford and Cal, but pulled out the incredible come-from-behind victory.  The win marks the Bears’ seventh national crown in fifteen years, as the program continues to prove itself as a national powerhouse.  For these Bears and head coach of 26 years John Murphy, major props are in order. Ever True!

Image c/o David Silverman

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