Women's Crew


With the Olympics Around the Corner, Harvard and Radcliffe Rowers Prepare to Make Their Mark

Dean is the only enrolled Crimson rower headed to the Olympics, but not the only Harvard affiliate; alumni Andrew Reed, Alexander Richards ’18, Conor Harrity ’18, Liam Corrigan ’19, and Olivia Coffey ’11 from the Radcliffe team are competing for America. Sam Hardy ’18 and Josh Hicks ’13 are competing for Australia, and Jüri-Mikk Udam ’17 is rowing for Estonia.


Going for Gold

While multiple Harvard alums will be rowing in Tokyo, Dean (pictured in the foreground in the stroke position) is the only actively enrolled Crimson rower to suit up in Japan. After the uncertainty of a year's postponement, Dean and others will finally compete this week.


From the Water to a Farm, Caroline Noble Makes Her Mark

The coronavirus pandemic has been nothing short of a call to action for many. Students, teachers, and administrators are all doing their part in the fight against COVID-19. This effort extends beyond Harvard’s campus to Surprise Valley, Calif., where co-captain Caroline Noble of the Radcliffe Women’s Heavyweight Crew team is doing her part.


Winding Up

First-year water polo standout Dany Zapata Rincon, pictured above winding up a shot, has tried to find the silver linings that come from training and studying Down Under, halfway across the world.


Marathon with a Meaning

A lot of people planned to use quarantine as an opportunity to work out every day and improve their health, or to focus themselves on aiding the fight against the novel coronavirus. Some of those people fell short of their lofty ambitions. But women’s heavyweight rower Heidi Jacobsen ‘24 managed to do both at the same time, undertaking the challenge of walking a marathon while in the process making a huge difference in her community.


Senior Perspective: Grace Eysenbach — Learning from Imperfect Ending

After finishing my junior spring competing on the Harvard-Radcliffe Heavyweight Crew Team, I knew I needed to take the next semester off of rowing. This is probably not how you expected a senior student-athlete reflection article to start.


Through Cloudy Days

Senior rower Grace Eysenbach, pictured in the front boat in the orange and green, has appeared for both First and Second Varsity Eights for women’s heavyweight crew and earned a CRCA National Scholar Athlete Award in her junior year.


Head of the Charles Brings Crowds to Harvard Square Businesses

The event is the world’s largest two-day regatta and the third-most attended event in New England annually, and often is one of the Square’s most lucrative weekends of the year, according to local business owners.


Harvard Crew competes well in 55th Head of the Charles Regatta

Thousands of spectators line the banks of the Charles River as boats pass by the Anderson Memorial Bridge in the Head of the Charles Regatta


The Captains

Led by senior captains Molly Lesser and Maria Boyle, Harvard women’s lightweight crew will look to open the season strong at the Head of the Charles Regatta this weekend. In advance of the regatta, Lesser and Boyle have worked hard to facilitate efficient practices and effective communication across the squad’s members.


The Great Brit

Many dream to one day wear the home country’s flag on our backs during an international sports competition, but only a small minority of us ever get the opportunity. An even smaller minority ever get to walk away from these competitions victorious. But for junior Hope Cessford, a member of Radcliffe Heavyweight Crew from Durham, England, this dream became a reality this past summer at the U-23 World Rowing Championships in Florida.


The Preview

For the Harvard and Radcliffe crew teams, the biggest test of this year’s fall season will be the first test of the season — and it will take place in front of several thousand spectators on the Crimson’s home river.


Less is More

Women's lightweight crew captain Molly A. Lesser '20 will participate in the Head of the Charles Regatta.


It All Boyle's Down To

Women's lightweight crew captain Maria B. Boyle '20 will row in the Head of the Charles Regatta this weekend. This year's Head of the Charles is the 55th edition of the race.


High Hopes

Hope Cessford hails from Durham, England and represented her country in the U-23 World Championships.


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