The women’s open varsity eight celebrates its latest championship.
Ivy League
The Princeton women’s open varsity eight took an early lead against top challenger Yale and held on to win by nearly three seconds at the Ivy League Championships on the Cooper River in Pennsauken, N.J., May 13. Led by first-team All-Ivy honorees Claire Collins ’19, Emily Kallfelz ’19, Melissa Curtis ’18, and coxswain Kate Elfers ’18, the Tigers earned the league’s top prize for the third consecutive year. They were slated to return to the NCAA Championships May 25–27. 

The open crew championship was the 11th and final Ivy title by a Princeton team in 2017–18, capping an eventful spring that saw women’s golf, women’s tennis, women’s lacrosse, and men’s track and field earn first-place finishes as well. Princeton teams have won 11 or more Ivy championships in each of the last four academic years.