Elected in June 2023, CUBC’s Presidents work in close partnership with each other in the new Cambridge University Boat Club.

Jenna Armstrong

Women’s President

Jenna grew up in Florham Park, NJ. She learnt to row at Bates College in Maine after a decade of competitive alpine ski racing. After winning the Division III NCAA Championships in 2015, Jenna went to medical school at Duke University, & came to Cambridge in 2020 for a PhD in Physiology.

She has since rowed in 2 winning crews for CUBC; Blondie in 2022 & the Blue Boat in 2023. Jenna hopes to extend the Blue Boat’s 6 year streak and Blondie’s 7th in 2024.

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Seb Benzecry

Men’s President

Seb learnt to row at St Paul’s before rowing at Princeton as an undergrad, then moving to Cambridge for an MA in 2020. He was part of the winning 2021 Blue Boat, stroked Goldie in 2022, & won again in the 2023 Blue Boat.

He is now doing a PhD in Film and Screen Studies. Going into his 4th year at CUBC & his 14th year in the sport, Seb is one of the most experienced people on the team. He aims to use his experience to lead the CUBC Openweight men in the 2024 Boat Race campaign

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CUBC Lightweight Men’s PResident: Ben Jones.
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CUBC Lightweight Women’s President, Lauren Britten.
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Ben Jones

Lightweight Men’s President

The 2023 campaign will be my second with Ben learnt to row at Magdalene Boat Club in his 1st year at Cambridge, after swimming at a national level in his youth. He also participated in CUBC’s Development Squad, gaining a valuable insight into the programme.

Going into his 2nd year as a law undergrad, Ben joined the CUBC Lightweight squad and went on to sit in the seven seat, winning the 2023 Lightweight Boat Race. He now returns as Lightweight Men’s President, keen to continue to build on the success of recent years

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Lauren Britten

Lightweight Women’s President

Lauren also began rowing at Magdalene Boat Club as a 1st year undergrad studying Veterinary Medicine. She was elected women’s captain at MBC in her 3rd year, whilst intercalating in History of Art.

She first joined CUBC’s Development Squad in 2022, racing at BUCS, later trialling with the Lightweights for the 22-23 season, & winning the Lightweight Boat Race as part of the 2023 clean sweep. She aims to extend her crew’s four-year winning streak.

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