PRINCETON, N.J. – All nine members of No. 6 Brown University women's crew's first varsity eight have earned Second Team All-Ivy honors for their performance at the 2017 Ivy League Women's Rowing Championship, the Ivy League conference office announced on Wednesday.
Brown's first varsity eight took second place in its grand final helping the Bears win the team points trophy for the fourth consecutive season. The Bears claimed the team title with 81 points, topping Princeton (76), Yale (71), Penn (50), Radcliffe (46), Columbia (29), Cornell (23), and Dartmouth (15).
The members of Brown's first varsity eight included senior coxswain Lucie Hajian (Newton, Mass.), junior stroke Cicely Madden (Weston, Mass.), sophomore 7-seat Katherine Squitieri (Wilton, Conn.), junior 6-seat Jennifer Mundelius (Danville, Calif.), senior 5-seat Monika Sobieszek (Stoneham, Mass.), freshman 4-seat Louise Sommer (Evanston, Ill.), junior 3-seat Tara Bozzini (Lafayette, Calif.), junior 2-seat Regina Brown (Pittsburgh, Pa.), and senior bow Lia Keyser (Cambridge, Mass.).
Sobieszek earned All-Ivy honors for the fourth time after collecting First Team accolades in 2015 and Second Team laurels in 2014 and 2016. Madden gained All-Ivy status for the third straight season, taking First Team in 2015 and Second Team in 2016, while Keyser collected Second Team All-Ivy honors in back-to-back years. The other six members of the crew garnered All-Ivy plaudits for the first time.
At the Ivy League Championship, Brown took victories in the second varsity eight, third varsity eight, and C varsity four while finishing in second in the first varsity eight and A varsity four, and fourth in the B varsity four. The Bears won the second varsity eight for the fifth straight year.
After earning an at-large bid, Brown will compete at the NCAA Championships, which will take place at Mercer Lake in West Windsor, N.J., from May 26-28 with the Ivy League and Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference acting as co-hosts.
The Bears stand as one of three schools, along with Princeton and Washington, to appear in all 21 NCAA Championships.