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Guide to the Boat Race crews: Cambridge University Women’s Boat Club




CUWBC at the boathouse in Ely making preparations for the 2019 Boat Race, . Picture: Keith Heppell. (8027748)
CUWBC at the boathouse in Ely making preparations for the 2019 Boat Race, . Picture: Keith Heppell. (8027748)

Tricia Smith is the only returning Blue for Cambridge University Women’s Boat Club.

The 25-year-old bow seat retains the position that she held in the Light Blue crew in the seven-length win over Oxford in 2018.

Larkin Sayre and Laura Foster make the step up from the victorious reserve Blondie boat in 2018.

Lily Lindsay, Sophie Deans and Kate Horvat all rowed together at Yale, and join forces again for Cambridge.

Denmark international Ida Gortz Jacobsen will be in the No 7 seat, and behind her will be former GB rower Pippa Whittaker. Hugh Spaughton will cox the crew.

Here is a more detailed look at who will be wearing the Light Blue of Cambridge at 2.13pm on Sunday, April 7 - and clicking on the names will link to more detailed pieces about the oarswomen.

Bow: Tricia Smith

Age: 25

College: Christ’s

Course: PhD materials science & metallurgy

Height: 178cm

Weight: 69.9kg

Tricia Smith
Tricia Smith

No 2 seat: Sophie Deans

Age: 22

College: Murray Edwards

Course: MPhil in management

Height: 175cm

Weight: 69.7kg

Sophie Deans
Sophie Deans

No 3 seat: Laura Foster

Age: 22

College: Queens’

Course: Archaeology PhD

Height: 185cm

Weight: 77.1kg

Laura Foster
Laura Foster

No 4 seat: Larkin Sayre

Age: 24

College: Emmanuel

Course: PhD in materials science

Height: 173cm

Weight: 71.8kg

Larkin Sayre
Larkin Sayre

No 5 seat: Kate Horvat

Age: 23

College: Jesus

Course: MPhil in planning, growth and regeneration

Height: 185cm

Weight: 69.5kg

Kate Horvat. Picture: Paul Sanwell/OP Photographic (8156208)
Kate Horvat. Picture: Paul Sanwell/OP Photographic (8156208)

No 6 seat: Pippa Whittaker

Age: 27

College: Christ’s

Course: Master of finance, MFin

Height: 182cm

Weight: 74.1kg

Pippa Whittaker
Pippa Whittaker

No 7 seat: Ida Gortz Jacobsen

Age: 24

College: Newnham

Course: MPhil in European, Latin American and comparative literatures and cultures

Height: 175cm

Weight: 71.9kg

Ida Gortz Jacobsen. Picture: Paul Sanwell/OP Photographic (8156202)
Ida Gortz Jacobsen. Picture: Paul Sanwell/OP Photographic (8156202)

Stroke: Lily Lindsay

Age: 22

College: Pembroke

Course: MPhil environmental policy

Height: 179cm

Weight: 74.3kg

Lily Lindsay. Picture: Paul Sanwell/OP Photographic (8156206)
Lily Lindsay. Picture: Paul Sanwell/OP Photographic (8156206)

Cox: Hugh Spaughton

Age: 20

College: Jesus

Course: Natural sciences

Height: 165cm

Weight: 57kg

Hugh Spaughton. Picture: Paul Sanwell/OP Photographic (8156204)
Hugh Spaughton. Picture: Paul Sanwell/OP Photographic (8156204)

Oxford University Women's Boat Club Blue boat : Bow Issy Dodds (Hertford, 22), Anna Murgatroyd (Christ Church, 24), Renee Koolschijn* (Keble, 29), Lizzie Polgreen (Linacre, 30), Tina Christmann (Worcester, 23), Beth Bridgmann* (St Hugh’s, 21), Liv Pryer (St Edmund Hall, 21), stroke Amelia Standing (St Annes, 19), cox Eleanor Shearer (Nuffield, 22).



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