Claman to row in Ivy League Championships with Columbia

May 15, 2015

Maia Claman rowing

Maia Claman

Anchorage’s Maia Claman will represent more than just Columbia University at the Ivy League Championships on Sunday in New Jersey.

She will compete on behalf of The Last Frontier.

The junior rower will be the only Alaskan to participate in the regatta as Columbia shoots for its first Ivy League title. This will be only the second time the Lions will compete in the prestigious meet that dates back to 1974.

Claman, of West High fame, is a starter on Columbia’s women’s varsity eight squad. The team is coming off a second-place finish at the EAWRC Sprints two weeks ago.

The Lions have had success on the Cooper River already this season when they clocked the second-fastest time in the preliminary and grand final heats.