A University of Wisconsin graduate, Carie Graves’ first international success came in 1975 when she won a silver medal in the eight-oared shell at the World Championships. She then made the 1976 Olympic team in the eight, adding an Olympic bronze. But she continued to row and made the 1980 Olympic team, rowing on the eight that won the Lucerne Regatta over East Germany. In 1981 she had the six-oar for the women’s eight that finished second at the World Championships in Munich, but her big moment that year came at the Henley Royal Regatta when she was a member of the winning fours with crew in the first year that women were admitted to the Henley. Graves later became the women’s crew coach at Harvard.