Women’s Rowing Ready For Ivy League Championship
ITHACA, N.Y. – The Cornell women's rowing team travels this weekend to compete in the 2019 Ivy League Women's Rowing Championship, held on the Cooper River in Pennsauken, N.J. Racing begins with the heats on Sunday, May 19 at 8:00 a.m., and the Ivy League Champion will be determined later that day with the first varsity eight Grand Final at 4:30 p.m. ESPN+ is set to carry live coverage of the morning heats and afternoon finals. No. 8 Princeton enters the weekend as the three-time reigning Ivy Champions, but sits behind No. 7 Brown and just ahead of No. 9 Yale in the latest CRCA Coaches Poll. In total, four of the Ivy Leagues' eight programs are nationally ranked with No. 14 Radcliffe also appearing in the top 20. Last season, Jackie Shroyer and Alice Rudoph-Shabinsky were named first- and second-team All-Ivy, respectively, at the conclusion of the 2019 Ivy League Women's Rowing Championship. Cornell sent two boats to the Grand Finals, with the varsity four B taking fourth overall for the team's top finish of the day, while the varsity four finished fifth overall. Unfortunately for the Big Red, the varsity four was disqualified following the race, resulting in a loss of eight points for the team. That reduction dropped Cornell from seventh place with 23 points to eight place with 15 points. The second varsity eight placed first in the Petite Final, beating Columbia to the line, while the varsity eight finished second in the Petite Final.