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Women's Crew Travels to Philly for Class of 1984 Cup

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Women's Rowing
Saturday, Apr. 21
- at Penn, vs. Princeton (Philadelphia, Pa.)

The Dartmouth women's crew team travels to Philadelphia to take on Ivy League foes, Penn and Princeton for the Class of 1984 Cup on Saturday. Dartmouth is looking to claim their first Class of 1984 Cup since the 1986 season.

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Schedule of Events
Third Varsity Eight+:
- 10:00 a.m.
First Varsity Eight +
- 10:20 a.m.
Second Varsity 8+ -
10:40 a.m.
First Varsity 4+ -
11:00 a.m.
Second Varsity 4 + -
11:20 a.m.

Big Green Tidbits
Battle For Class of 1984 Cup -
The Big Green will battle for its third Cup this weekend when it travels to Philadelphia to race Penn and Princeton. The Big Green is looking for their first Class of 1984 Cup since 1986. Princeton has won the Cup the last 24 meetings.

Princeton Connections - There will be some Princeton-Dartmouth connections in Saturday's race against Princeton. Dartmouth head coach Wendy Levash rowed collegiately at Princeton and was a captain of the 1988 crew.  She also coached the Princeton freshmen from 2002-04.  

Dartmouth Falls in O'Leary Cup Race - The Big Green lost its battle for the O'Leary Cup last weekend against Radcliffe and Syracuse. Dartmouth, who had won the last two Cups, finished second to Radcliffe in the varsity eight race.

The Class of 1985 Cup is Back in Hanover  - In its first Cup race of the 2012 season, Dartmouth claimed victory in the Class of 1985 Cup, its first win in the race since 1998. The race wasn't without drama, as the race had to be decided by video evidence. The times were declared a dead heat but the race was awarded to Dartmouth on an official's review of the video evidence.

CMax Rankings Released - This week's CMax rankings were released and the Dartmouth first varsity eight is ranked among the fastest boats in the country. The Big Green is ranked No. 16 and is 14.7 seconds behind the nation's top boat from Michigan.  The CMax rankings are used to provide a relative estimate of how fast a team is.

Ivy League Women's Poll Released - The first Ivy League women's poll was released on Wednesday (April 18).  Dartmouth's first varsity eight and second varsity eight check in at No. 7. In the four's the first varsity four is also ranked No. 7 and the second varsity four rounds out the Dartmouth boats at No. 5.

Dartmouth In the Rankings - The Big Green are at No. 19 in this week's CRCA/USRowing Coaches Poll. The Big Green opened the season at No. 17 in the initial poll released on March 15. Princeton leads the Ivy League contingent at No. 7. Brown (No. 10), Radcliffe (No. 12), Yale (No. 15), Cornell (No. 16) and Columbia (No. 18) round out the Ivy League boats.

Welcome to the Big Green Team - The women's squad features 14 new faces this season. Dartmouth welcomes: Margo Cox (Weston, Mass.), Lilly Fleischmann (Cincinnati, Ohio), Annie Gardner (Princeton, N.J.), Gianna Guarino (Winthrop, Mass.), Janine Jablonski (Delray Beach, Fla.), Bianca Jackson (Glencoe, Ill.), Molly Leen (Hingham, Mass.), Lisa Luo (West Roxbury, Mass.), Heather Oudheusden (Greenwich, Conn.), Shweta Raghu (Short Hills, N.J.), Mary Reckford (Short Hills, N.J.), Julie Sussman (Greenwich, Conn.), Abby Thornburg (Menlo Park, Calif.) and Tory Wallace (Warrawee, NSW AU).

Dartmouth Opens Season Ranked No. 17 in CRCA/US Rowing Poll - The Big Green, fresh off an appearance at the 2011 NCAA Championships, earned a No. 17 ranking in the initial poll on March 15. The Big Green is one of six Ivy League schools ranked in the preseason poll. Princeton checked in at No. 3 to lead all Ivy League schools while Brown is at No. 4. Yale enters at No. 7, Radcliffe is No. 12 and Cornell is No. 15. Penn and Columbia also received votes.

Dartmouth Hosts Cornell - Dartmouth crew fans will be able to see the Big Green at home on Saturday April 28 when they host Cornell in the final regatta of the season before heading to the Ivy League Championship.

Coach Levash Is Back  - Head coach Wendy Levash is entering her eighth season at Dartmouth in 2012. Levash is assisted by former Big Green rower, Anne Kennedy, who has been on staff since 2010.

Probably Lineups
First Varsity Eight+:
Cox: Sarah Kler, Stroke: Anna Harty, 7-Hayley Daniell, 6-Juliet Hollingsworth, 5-Lilly Maguire, 4-Jamie Chapman, 3-Louisa Harrison, 2-Sarah Rutter, 1-Sarah Cohan

Second Varsity Eight +: Cox: Carly Rauh, Stroke: Hannah Jeton, 7- Kelly Kennedy, 6-Mary Reckford, 5-Ellen Sandmeyer 4-Maya Schechter, 3-Abby Thornburg 2-Margo Cox, 1-Annie Gardner.

First Varsity Four +: Cox: Bianca Jackson, Stroke: Lilly Fleischmann, 3-Gianna Guarino 2-Emily Jordan, 1-Heather Oudheusden

Second Varsity Four+: Cox: Gabrielle Mezochow, Stroke: Rebecca Gollub, 3-Tory Wallace, 2-Molly Leen, 1-Lisa Luo

Upcoming Schedule
April 28 - vs. Cornell (Parent Cup)- Hanover, N.H.
May 13 -
at Ivy League Championship - Camden, N.J.