DIVISION I

Anna Dawson
Stanford
Sophomore

Key Notes:
• 2011 CRCA All-America First Team
• 2011 National runner-up 
• Named All-Pac-10 

Ulrike Denker
Ohio State
Senior

Key Notes:
• 2011 CRCA All-America First Team 
• First Team All-Big Ten 

Felice Mueller
Michigan
Senior

Key Notes:
• 2011 CRCA All-America First Team 
• Collected a pair of medals at the 2011 World Under-23 Rowing Championships 

Kristine O'Brien
Virginia
Junior

Key Notes:
• 2011 CRCA All-America First Team 
• Named to the All-ACC Team 

DIVISION II DIVISION III

Amanda Carlyon
Mercyhurst 
Senior

Key Notes:
• 2011 CRCA All-America First Team
• 2011 National runner-up
• Set a record on  ergometer for 5K and 2k distance

Alyssa O'Donnell
Nova Southeastern
Senior

Key Notes: 
• 2011 CRCA All-America First Team

Tess Wiggins
William Smith
Senior

Key Notes:
• 2011 CRCA All-America First Team
• Liberty League Crew of the Year 

Audrey Purcell
Simmons
Junior

Key Notes:
• 2011 CRCA All-America First Team
• 2011 ECAC NIRC Scholar Athlete

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Virginia Cavaliers

Noting Virginia: The Cavaliers placed sixth in the 2011 NCAA Championships, but return enough fight to own the top spot in the first CRCA/US Rowing Coaches' Poll of the season. Twenty seniors headline Virginia's roster who will need to help lead the way for 30 underclassmen, 22 of those being freshmen. The squad also returns junior All-American Kristine O'Brien. The Cavs opened up the 2012 season on March 17-18 with 18 victories at the Oak Ridge Invitational.

Western Washington Vikings

Noting Western Washington: The Vikings, 2011 national champions, are ranked No. 1 in the first CRCA/US Rowing Coaches' Poll and are ready to vie for their eighth consecutive national crown. Western Washington returns 13 seniors this season and has added seven freshmen to the roster that will have to make up for the loss of All-Americans Samantha Oberholzer and Siri Carlson to graduation. The Vikings get the 2012 season rolling on March 24 as they head to the Steward's Cup Regatta in Seattle, Wash.

Williams Ephs

Noting Williams: The Ephs hope to continue to build on the strong foundation they have laid the past few years by working their way to a seventh national championship in a row. Ranked No. 1 in the first CRCA/US Rowing Coaches' Poll, Williams' 12 seniors have three years of championship experience under their belts which will prove beneficial to the Ephs, and guiding the 16 other underclassmen along. The squad opens up the season on March 31 at St. Joseph's University.

What to Watch
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March 31 -- Nova Southeastern vs. Barry (Division II) 

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March 31 -- No. 4 William Smith vs. No. 7 Ithaca (Division III) 

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April 2 -- Western Washington vs. UC-San Diego (Division II)

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April 7 -- No. 5 Trinity (Conn.) vs. No. 6 Coast Guard (Division III)

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April 14 -- No. 3 Wellesley vs. No. 2 Bates (Division III)

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April 28 -- No. 1 Virginia vs. No. 9 Michigan (Division I)

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April 28 -- No. 5 Stanford vs. No. 2 California (Division I)

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April 28 -- No. 3 Princeton vs. No. 18 Tennessee (Division I)

All photos courtesy of respective school athletic departments.