Women's Crew Program
The men's and women's rowing teams at St. Lawrence celebrated their 10th spring season of varsity competition in the spring of 2009. It once again represented a new high-water mark for the program, as all crews enjoyed success, including multiple regular-season victories, two Liberty League Rowing Championship titles and four New York State Collegiate Rowing Championship medals.
Five eights and a four won bids to the ECAC National Invitational Collegiate Regatta, the largest contingent in school history. There, the Novice Men's Eight completed a nearly flawless season by making the Grand Final, the first men's boat to do so in school history.
Meanwhile, the women's team received their second straight bid to the NCAA Championships, where they finished sixth in the team standings. Elizabeth Stokes-Cawley '11 became the program's first Pocock First Team All-American, as selected by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA).
The team also had high achievers in the classroom. The teams' average GPAs were among the highest on campus, as 11 team members made the Dean's List. Fourteen were named to the Liberty League All-Academic Team and four women were named CRCA Scholar-Athletes. The nine graduating seniors included four magna cum laude and two cum laude honorees.
The teams benefit from a first-rate boathouse on a picturesque and calm portion of the St. Lawrence River, along with state-of-the-art strength and conditioning and athletic training facilities on campus. With a staff of four dedicated coaches and the return of a group of student-athletes committed and accustomed to success, all the pieces are in place for many exciting seasons to come.