Nine Bulldogs Earn CRCA Honors

Lips, McDermott Selected To New England First Team

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Nine Yale women's rowers have earned Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association honors. Sophomore Maddie Lips and senior Catherine McDermott were named first team All-New England region, while senior Dara Dickson, junior Eliza Hastings and freshman Christine Devlin were selected to the second team. Dickson, McDermott and Lips also were named 2012 Scholar Athletes. In addition, junior Margaret Ayers, senior Brittany Bowman, sophomore Kristen Brownlee and senior Nikki Grigg earned Scholar Athlete recognition.

McDermott earned all-region honors for the second straight year.

McDermott, Lips, Dickson, Hastings and Devlin are all part of the varsity eight crew that finished fourth at the Ivy League Championship on May 13.

All seven Scholar Athlete selections have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.

The Bulldogs are currently preparing for the NCAA Championship, which begins Friday on Lake Mercer in West Windsor, N.J.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity