No. 11 Women's Crew Hosts No. 6 Yale in Regular Season Finale Tuesday

No. 11 Women's Crew Hosts No. 6 Yale in Regular Season Finale Tuesday

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – No. 11 Brown University women's crew hosts No. 6 Yale University in its home and regular season finale on Tuesday morning on the Seekonk River with racing beginning at 10:00 a.m.

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RACE SCHEDULE
10:00 a.m. – First Varsity Eight
10:20 a.m. – Second Varsity Eight
10:40 a.m. – A Varsity Four
11:00 a.m. – B/C Varsity Four
11:20 a.m. – Third Varsity Eight 

SENIOR SEND-OFF
Brown's eight-member senior class will compete on the Seekonk River for the final time on Tuesday. The Bears' Class of 2018 includes Tara Bozzini (Lafayette, Calif.), Regina Brown (Pittsburgh, Pa.), Zoe Canaras (Milton, Ga.), Geena Fram (Lawrenceville, N.J.), Camille Kisseberth (Tiburon, Calif.), Cicely Madden (Weston, Mass.), Bonnie Marcus (New York, N.Y.), and Jennifer Mundelius (Danville, Calif.).

LAST TIME OUT
Brown won all six races at Cornell University with Navy on Saturday, Apr. 21 on the Cayuga Lake Inlet, retaining the Dunn Bowl in the match-up with the host Big Red. The Bears claimed victories in the NCAA events – the first varsity eight, second varsity eight, and A varsity four – and also captured wins in the third varsity eight, B varsity four, and C varsity four. Brown improved to 26-0 in the Dunn Bowl, a trophy which began in 1993. 

IN THE POLLS
In the CRCA Coaches' Poll from Apr. 25, Brown checks in at No. 11 while Yale stands at No. 6. The other Ivy League schools in the poll include No. 10 Princeton and No. 17 Radcliffe. Cal and Washington share the top spot while No. 3 Texas, No. 4 Ohio State, and No. 5 Stanford round out the top five.

In the Region I rankings from Apr. 18, Brown stands third as a team behind No. 1 Yale and No. 2 Princeton. In the first varsity eight, the Bears sit in third, trailing the top-ranked Tigers and the Bulldogs. In the second varsity eight, Brown tops the poll ahead of No. 2 Yale and No. 3 Princeton while in the A varsity four, the Bears rank second ahead of No. 3 Princeton and behind No. 1 Yale. 

THE PREVIOUS YALE MEETING
No. 9 Brown beat No. 6 Yale in the first varsity eight and third varsity eight races on the Housatonic River in the regular season finale for both teams on Saturday Apr. 29, 2017. In the final race prior to the Ivy League Championship for both programs, the Bears topped the Bulldogs in the day's marquee race – the first varsity eight – as well as in the morning's opening event – the third varsity eight – while the hosts took victories in the second varsity eight, A varsity four, and B varsity four. 

THE YALE SERIES
In a dual series that dates back to 1975, Brown and Yale annually compete for the Case and Boucher Cup, previously known as the Nat & Anne Case Cup, given to the winner of two of the three NCAA events. The Bears have won three of the last four cups and have posted a 21-9 record in the first varsity eight in the dual series. 

BRUNO AGAINST IVIES
Brown has faced off against three other Ivy League schools – Princeton, Radcliffe, and Cornell – thus far this season. The Bears swept the Big Red and the Black & White on Apr. 21 and Mar. 31 respectively. Against the Tigers on Mar. 24, Brown topped Princeton in the second varsity eight and A varsity four, while falling in the first varsity eight. 

COMING SOON
After racing Yale in its regular season finale, Brown will compete at the Ivy League Championship on Sunday, May 13 at Cooper River Park in Pennsauken, N.J., with morning heats beginning at 8:00 a.m.