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Women's Crew Takes on Yale, Boston University for Class of 1985 Cup

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Women's Rowing
Saturday, Apr. 7
- at Yale, vs. Boston University (New Haven, Conn.)

The Dartmouth women's crew team is back in action on Saturday (Apr. 7) when they square off with Yale and Boston University for the Class of 1985 Cup. Racing will be on the Housatonic River in New Haven. First races will go off at 8: 00 a.m. Fans can watch the races live here.

Schedule of Events
Third Varsity Eight +
- 8:00 a.m.
Second Varsity 4+ -
8:15 a.m.
First Varsity 4+ -
8:30 a.m.
Second Varsity 8 + -
8:45 a.m.
First Varsity 8 + -
9:00 a.m.

Big Green Tidbits
Nice Way to Open -
The Big Green raced well in their first outing of the 2012 competitive season sweeping all four races against Northeastern and Columbia on Saturday (March 31) on the Charles River in Boston, Mass.

Dartmouth Battles for the Class of 1985 Cup - This weekend's races against Ivy League foe, Yale and Boston University will be the first cup race for the Big Green this season. Dartmouth has been racing for the Class of 1985 Cup since 1990. The Big Green race for four cups throughout the season and they include the O'Leary Cup against Radcliffe and Syracuse, the Parent Cup against Cornell and the Class of 1984 Cup against Penn and Princeton, in addition to the Class of 1985 Cup.  Dartmouth hasn't won the Class of 1985 Cup since 1998.

Men's Heavyweights Join Women's Crew in New Haven - There will be a lot of Dartmouth Green in New Haven this weekend as both the women's crew team and the heavyweight team will be racing in New Haven.  

Dartmouth Moves Up the Rankings - The Big Green, who weren't ranked in last week's poll as they hadn't started racing yet, are up to No. 19 in this week's CRCA/USRowing poll released on April 4. Dartmouth was ranked No. 17 in the initial poll of the season released on March 15. Princeton leads the Ivy League squads at No. 6, followed by Brown at No. 10, Harvard at No. 11,Yale at No. 13 and Cornell at No. 16. Columbia is also receiving votes in this week's poll.

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-Kelly Kennedy, 2-Sarah Rutter, 1-Sarah Cohan

Second Varsity Eight +: Cox: Carly Rauh, Stroke: Ellie Sandmeyer, 7-Hannah Jeton, 6-Louisa Harrison, 5-Tory Wallace, 4-Abby Thornburg, 3-Mary Reckford, 2-Heather Oudheusden, 1-Margo Cox.

Third Varsity Eight +: Cox: Janine Jablonski, Stroke:Lela McCrea, 7-Tory Wallace, 6-Gianna Guarino, 5-Emily Jordan, 4-Molly Leen, 3-Lilly Fleischmann, 2-Heather Oudheusden, 1-Julie Sussman

First Varsity Four +: Cox: Bianca Jackson, Stroke: Lisa Luo, 3-Rebecca Gollub
2-Paige Monborne, 1-Lela McCrea

Second Varsity Four+: Cox: Gabrielle Mezochow, Stroke:Molly Leed 3-Maya  Schecter, 2-Lilly Fleischmann, 1-Emily Jordan

Upcoming Schedule
April 14 - at Radcliffe, vs. Syracuse  - Boston, Mass.
April 21 - at Penn, vs. Princeton - Philadelphia, Pa.