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Instead of rowing in the national championships this year, the Bulldog heavyweight men's crew stayed home to concentrate on the 144th Harvard-Yale regatta. But the Crimson has long dominated this annual race, winning in 22 of the last 25 years, and on June 13, the Harvard varsity heavyweights won by almost 20 seconds. Harvard's junior varsity and freshman men's crews also won. (Women's crews don't compete at the regatta.)


Frank Keefe, the Robert J. H. Kiphuth Director of Swimming, will retire at the end of the 2009-10 season. Keefe, head coach of the Bulldog men since 1978 and the women since 1980, has, to date, guided his teams to 473 wins and several Ivy championships. Elected to the American Swimming Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2005, Keefe has also helped coach the U.S. Olympic teams.


Ten Yale varsity athletes won All-Ivy academic status this spring. Most All-Ivy recognitions are for athletic performance, but the league honors varsity starters with a grade point average of 3.0 or better as All-Ivy academics. The players are Ben Wescoe ’10 (golf) and nine ’09 grads: Jeff Dawson (tennis), Megan Enyeart (softball), Will Gano (lacrosse), Christine Glandorf (crew), Brandon Josselyn (baseball), Janet Kim (golf), Mikkel Krenchel (crew), Natasha Spackey (golf), and Jenn Warden (lacrosse).


In May, Yale crew alumni joined teams from seven other universities for a regatta in Chengdu, China. China's Tsinghua and New Zealand's Otago universities won races, but in a talent show beforehand, a solo performance of "Bright College Years" by Whiffenpoof David MacIntosh ’06 was named best song.  

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