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CRCA Announces 2011 Coach of the Year Awards

June 6, 2011

The Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association is pleased to announce the winners of its National Coach of the Year Awards. These awards are voted on by the membership of the CRCA and 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 DI 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. Below are the names of the winners of the CRCA National Coach of the Year awards.
Division I

Head Coach: Lori Dauphiny - Princeton University

Completing her 14th year as the head coach of Princeton University's open women, Coach Dauphiny led the Princeton Varsity 8 to an undefeated season, and an NCAA Championship in Sacramento, CA this May.  Coach Dauphiny also lead the Princeton women to a fourth place team finish at the NCAA Championships for the second year in a row.

Assistant Coach:  Phoebe Murphy - Brown University

Completing her 22nd year with the Brown University women's rowing program, Coach Murphy helped lead her team to a 2011 NCAA Championship in Sacramento, CA this May.  Coach Murphy has helped lead Brown to unprecedented success, with this being Brown's seventh NCAA team championship.

Division II

Head Coach:  Robin Meiggs - Humboldt State University

Completing her 17th year at the helm of Humboldt State Women's Crew, Coach Meiggs led the Lumberjacks to a third place team finish at the NCAA Rowing Championships in Sacramento, CA this past May.

Division III

Head Coach: Tessa Spillane - Wellesley College

Completing her 6th year at the helm of Wellsley College Crew, Coach Spillane led the Blue to a third place team finish at the NCAA Rowing Championships in Sacramento, CA this past May.

Lightweight

Head Coach:  Al Acosta - Stanford University

Completing his 9th year at the helm of the Lightweight Women's team at Stanford, Coach Acosta led his team to their second consecutive IRA National title in the lightweight 8 in Camden, NJ earlier this June.

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