Radcliffe Lightweights Bates, Wong Earn All-America Honors

Seniors Lizzy Bates and Natalie Wong of the Radcliffe lightweight crew have been named to the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association 2011 Pocock Lightweight All-America Team.

Bates, a native of Tenants Harbor, Maine, and Wong, a team co-captain from Oakland, Calif., were selected to the team based on outstanding performance during the 2011 season.

Both rowers were four-year members of the Black and White varsity eight. In their final season, they helped Radcliffe post a 6-2 dual record, earn a bronze medal at Eastern Sprints and place fourth at the Intercollegiate Rowing Association National Championships.

Coming off a bronze-medal performance at last season’s Sprints, Bates and Wong helped the Black and White capture the Class of 2004 Cup and Muri Cup with wins over Georgetown and MIT, respectively. Radcliffe also defeated Tulsa, Buffalo and Bucknell during the 2011 dual season.

CRCA 2011 Pocock Lightweight All-America Team
Lizzy Bates, Senior - Radcliffe
Mariel Lanas (coxswain), Junior - Stanford
Grace Lautman, Senior - Wisconsin
Jessica Lund, Sophomore - Wisconsin
Lis Fenje, Sophomore - Stanford
Gretchen Stumhofer, Senior - Stanford
Caitlin Vogelsang, Junior - Bucknell
Natalie Wong, Senior - Radcliffe