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(Cliff Moore/PAW Archives)
(Cliff Moore/PAW Archives)

In the spring of 1975, Princeton women’s rowing finished strong, placing second in the varsity eight at Eastern Sprints and fifth at the National Women’s Rowing Championships, above, held on Lake Carnegie. PAW’s season wrap-up also noted that four Princeton women were competing for spots on the U.S. national team, in advance of the 1976 Olympics in Montreal, where women’s rowing would be part of the program for the first time. Carol Brown ’75 and coxswain Mimi Kellogg ’76 made the team for Montreal, and Brown won bronze in the women’s eight, becoming the first Princeton alumna to earn an Olympic medal. This Sunday is a big day on the racing calendar for current rowers: The Princeton open women will compete at the Ivy League Championships in Pennsauken, N.J., while the men’s heavyweight and lightweight crews will row at the Eastern Sprints in Worchester, Mass. The lightweight women contested their Eastern Sprints May 3. Princeton won bronze in the first-varsity eight, finishing behind Radcliffe and Boston University.