2012 FEATURE ON LORI DAUPHINY
|Dauphiny • By The Numbers|
|• 2006, 2011 NCAA varsity eight champion|
|• 1997, 2004, 2006, 2011, 2013, 2014 Ivy League champion|
|• has led Princeton to every NCAA championship regatta, dating back to 1997|
|• Princeton has placed in the Top 5 at NCAAs nine times, including four of the last five|
|• the Princeton V8 has made 15 of 18 NCAA grand finals|
|• 181 dual race wins, the most for any Princeton coach with a single rowing team|
|• sent five alumni to the 2012 London Games; two set W8+ record in '13 World Cup|
• 2006 US Rowing Woman Of The Year
|• two-time National Coach of the Year|
Two-time National Coach of the Year Lori Dauphiny enters her 19th year as the head coach of women’s open crew, and she is in the middle of one of the greatest eras in program history. Princeton has won two V8 NCAA Championships and four Ivy League crowns since 2006, and it has won 35 of its last 37 Ivy League dual races.
While there isn't much that Dauphiny hadn't already accomplished in her career, she did experience some history during the 2014 season. Princeton repeated as Ivy champion for the first time in her career, and it did so in thrilling fashion. The Tigers went wire-to-wire against Brown, which was ranked No. 1 nationally at the time.
That followed a 2013 season, when Princeton won the Ivy League championship, placed second in the V8 final at the NCAAs and placed third in the NCAA team competition.
The 2011 NCAA title was Princeton's second in a six-year span. In 2006, she put together one of the greatest college crews in NCAA history with a squad that went undefeated and won the national championship by open water. Her crew in 2011 was equally dominant, going 13-0 in the regular season and then sweeping both postseason competitions.
Princeton's performance at the 2011 EAWRC Championships (the final year before the Ivy League Sprints) was as impressive as any in recent history. Not only did the open women win their 11th Eastern title, but Princeton swept the 2V, V4 and 3V competitions as well. While the varsity eight placed first at the NCAA Championships, the team also added a fourth-place finish; in 16 NCAA Championship appearances, Princeton has been among the top four six times.
Dauphiny also had a memorable season in 2010, when she led Princeton to a 12-0 regular season and the top ranking in the final regular season national poll. Princeton was edged by Yale in the EAWRC final, but it finished its season with two major medals. Following its silver in the Eastern Championships, Princeton went on to win bronze in the NCAA Championships.
Of course, it's not like success has been a recent development for Dauphiny. She enters the 2015 season with a career record of 173-21 (.892), and she has 104 Ivy League wins in 117 attempts. She has led the Tigers to five Ivy League titles (1997, 2004, 2006, 2011 and 2013), and she has also guided Princeton to the NCAA Championships in every year the regatta has been held. Dauphiny has led three boats to gold medals (1997 2V, 2006 V8, 2011 V8); as a team, Princeton has placed in the top five eight times, including each of the last three years.
She has also placed several recent rowers in major international competitions, including a historic showing in the 2012 London Games, when five Princeton alumni competed. Three earned medals in the W8+, including two-time Olympic gold medalist Caroline Lind '06. Lind was also part of the U.S. gold medal-winning 8+ at the 2008 Summer Olympics. Both Andreanne Morin '06 and Lauren Wilkinson '11 earned silved medal with the Canadian 8+.
This past summer, Lind joined 2013 Ivy champion Heidi Robbins to win gold and set a world record with the women's eight at the Rowing World Cup. Molly Hamrick, who stroked the Princeton eight to the Ivy title, competed at the U-23 World Championships.
A multiple-time Mid-Atlantic Coach of the Year, Dauphiny led the Tigers to a magical three-year run of 2004-06, when Princeton won an NCAA title and two Eastern championships and reached the grand final at the 2004 Royal Henley Regatta. Her squad advanced to the final of the Remenham Challenge, where it fell to the Thames Rowing Club and University of London. She returned to Henley in 2011 with her EAWRC/NCAA champion V8.
Dauphiny, who also worked with the 2004 U.S. Olympic Team, was named head coach of women’s crew at the conclusion of the 1996 season after leading the novice program to five straight Eastern Sprints titles. She was named EAWRC Novice Coach of the Year in 1993 and 1994 and Varsity Coach of the Year in 1997, 2004, 2006 and 2011. She was also named Woman of the Year by USRowing in 2006, an award given in recognition of outstanding contributions to women’s rowing. Prior to her arrival at Princeton, Dauphiny spent two years at Columbia coaching the women’s novice crew.
A 1985 graduate of Washington, she enjoyed an outstanding collegiate career that included a second-place finish at the 1984 National Collegiate Rowing Championships. She also was a three-time winner at the Pac-10 Conference championships, the West Coast’s equivalent of the Eastern Sprints. Dauphiny twice won gold medals for the U.S. at the Canadian Henley.
Dauphiny has spent summers since 1997 working with the U.S. national team and coached the pair and lightweight double at the 2004 Olympics.
|Year||Overall Record||Ivy Record||EAWRC/Ivy Sprints||NCAA V8||NCAA Team|
|Totals||181-23 (.887)||110-14 (.887)||15 medals (6 gold)||6 medals||9 Top-5s|