Reedies excelling in sportsLeah Toffolon '03 new bicycling champ Sophomore Leah Toffolon overcame high temperatures and humidity in Mississippi this spring to become the under-23 national time trial champion. Unlike the other major women's races Toffolon has competed in this summer as a member of the U.S. national team-such as the 10-day Hewlett-Packard Laserjet Challenge across the mountains of Idaho-the time trial involves cyclists riding as fast as they can, without the assistance of other team members. This is the same kind of event that Lance Armstrong won during stage 19 of this year's Tour de France. The under-23 event ran concurrently with the elite women's event, and Toffolon finished 26th overall behind a very strong field of professional women cyclists.
Tracy Rosen '00 named rugby all-American Tracey Rosen `00, who graduated in anthropology in May, was named a member of this year's women's collegiate all-American squad by USA Rugby. Out of 7,000 women playing rugby in the U.S., with many outstanding players, Rosen was among the one percent selected for the squad. The members were selected by the Women's Collegiate All-American Committee, with input from U.S. coaches and administrators.
Watson named president of City ClubHarriet Watson, director of public affairs, is the newly elected president of the City Club of Portland, one of the region's mainstay civic organizations. The City Club's mission is "to inform its members and the community in public matters and to arouse in them a realization of the obligation of citizenship." The college has a long-standing relationship with the City Club, which was founded in 1916. Over the years many members of the Reed community have been deeply involved with club activities, including three others who served as club president: professor of political science Charles McKinley (1931-32), professor of economics William Blair Stewart (1948-49), and assistant to the president Carleton Whitehead (1964-65).