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June 6, 2011

Princeton's Dauphiny, Brown's Murphy Named 2011 CRCA National Coaches of the Year

Courtesy of the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association

PRINCETON, N.J. -- The Ivy League swept the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association's 2011 Division I National Coach of the Year Awards as Princeton's Lori Dauphiny was named Coach of the Year and Brown's Phoebe Murphy was honored as Assistant Coach of the Year.

Voted on by the CRCA membership, these awards are intended to recognize head coaches whose teams have had outstanding success throughout the current season and who have demonstrated a high level of professionalism and integrity as a coach. The Division I assistant coach of the year is intended to recognize an assistant coach who has had a significant impact on the performance of his/her team, has shown outstanding commitment to his/her coach and has demonstrated a high level of professionalism and integrity as a coach.

Dauphiny, who has guided Princeton to 159 victories and four EAWRC titles over 15 years, led the Tigers' varsity eight to an undefeated season and the 2011 NCAA event title in the first varsity eight.  Her Princeton crew put together a fourth-place team finish at the 2011 NCAA Championships for the second year in a row.

Completing her 22nd year with the Brown women's rowing program, Murphy helped lead her team to the 2011 NCAA Championship.  She has guided Brown to unprecidented success in her tenure with seven national team titles.

The League also swept the CRCA Regional coaching honors for the Northeast Region as Dartmouth's Wendy Levash was named Coach of the Year and Radcliffe heavyweight assistant coach Cory Bosworth was garnered Assistant Coach of the Year honors.