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38 Days, 38 Sports: Women's Lightweight Rowing

Courtesy: Princeton Athletic Communications                                                                      Release: 08/28/2013
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As a countdown to the start of the 2013-14 athletic schedule, GoPrincetonTigers.com will take a look at each of Princeton's 38 sports. A new post will be added each day Monday through Friday through the end of August.

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Paul Rassam
• 10th season
• Guided Princeton to gold at the 2011 Eastern Sprints; team nearly knocked off five-time champion Stanford for IRA national championship
• Coached young Princeton squad to silver at last year's Sprints
• 1997 Princeton graduate and three-time Sprints medalist as a member of the men's lightweights.


 Princeton Women's Lightweight Rowing • Ten Fast Facts

1) Women's lightweight crew became the 38th varsity sport during the 1997-98 academic year. The Tigers lost to Villanova by five seconds in their inaugural race on March 28, 1998.

2) Princeton has won six Eastern Sprints championships, including one in its inaugural season. The Tigers won five during a six-year stretch, including back-to-back titles in 2002 and 2003.

3) Princeton won five consecutive IRA national championships between 1999 and 2003. The closest victory came during the final title, when Princeton topped Racliffe by just over three seconds.

4) Princeton competes for two Cups annually; the Tigers race their most historic rival, Radcliffe, for the Class of 1999 Cup, and they take on Georgetown for the Class of 2006 Cup. There was no race for the Class of 1999 Cup last season because it fell during the weekend of the Boston police manhunt for the suspected marathon bombers.

5) After going eight years without an EAWRC title, Princeton regained the Eastern Sprints title in 2011 over Wisconsin. The Tigers missed winning the IRA national title by less than one second against Stanford.

6) The 2011 team was also Princeton's last women's lightweight crew to reach the No. 1 spot in the national rankings. It did so with regular season wins over both the reigning EAWRC champion (Wisconsin) and the reigning IRA national champion (Stanford).

7) Alex Morss, the co-captain for the 2013 women's lightweight rowing team, has competed in back-to-back U-23 World Championships. After racing as a single in 2012, she raced in the pairs this past summer.

8) Princeton opened the 2013 regular season with a victory over Eastern power Wisconsin, and followed that with another victory over the Badgers at the Eastern Sprints.

9) Princeton won the silver medal at the 2013 Eastern Sprints with six underclassmen in its top boat. The Tigers had three sophomores and three freshmen in the boat, as well as one junior (Maggie Stroebel).

10) After traveling to Sacramento to compete at the 2013 IRA national championships, the Tigers will have a much easier trip for nationals next season. The 2014 IRA Championships will be held at Mercer Lake in nearby West Windsor, N.J.

 Princeton Women's Lightweight Rowing • Five To Watch
Cochran Kreutter Lawless Stroebel Wendt
Junior Caroline Cochran has been in the varsity eight since her freshman season. Junior Rebecca Kreutter rowed in the 6-seat when Princeton won silver at the '13 Sprints.
Sophomore Elizabeth Lawless rowed in the 4-seat when Princeton won silver at Sprints.
Maggie Stroebel will be the lone member of the Class of 2014 to row in the first varsity last season. Sophomore Julia Wendt rowed in the 5-seat for Princeton's silver medal 1V at Sprints.

July 10 - Baseball
July 11 - Field Hockey
July 12 - Football
July 15 - Women's Tennis
July 16 - Men's Heavyweight Rowing
July 17 - Women's Basketball
July 18 - Men's Outdoor Track & Field
July 19 - Women's Open Rowing
July 22 - Men's Lacrosse
July 23 - Women's Squash
July 24 - Men's Golf
July 25 - Women's Volleyball
July 26 - Men's Basketball
July 29 - Women's Lacrosse
July 30 - Men's Hockey
July 31 - Women's Swimming
Aug. 1 - Men's Tennis
Aug. 2 - Women's Cross Country
Aug. 5 - Wrestling
Aug. 6 - Women's Indoor Track & Field
Aug. 7 - Men's Cross Country
Aug. 8 - Women's Outdoor Track & Field
Aug. 9 - Men's Swimming
Aug. 12 - Women's Hockey
Aug. 13 - Men's Lightweight Rowing
Aug. 14 - Women's Soccer
Aug. 15 - Men's Indoor Track & Field
Aug. 16 - Softball
Aug. 19 - Men's Fencing
Aug. 20 - Women's Fencing
Aug. 21 - Sprint Football
Aug. 22 - Women's Golf
Aug. 23 - Men's Squash
Aug. 26 - Women's Water Polo
Aug. 27 - Men's Soccer
Aug. 28 - Women's Lightweight Rowing

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