After injuries curtailed her soccer career, Sophie Namy joined Fordham crew, becoming one of the top rowers in school history.
Rowing in the women's top crew for three years, Namy won both the Atlantic 10 championship and Dad Vail championship in both her junior and senior years with the varsity four.
Namy continued to row for a fifth year in 2000 as she had eligibility remaining due to time missed because of injury that year. She stroked the best varsity eight Fordham has ever raced and finished second at the Dad Vail, missing the gold medal in a photo finish (this was Fordham's best finish in the varsity eight event at the Dad Vail).
In 1999-2000, Namy was named the women's rowing MVP, making the jump from the varsity four boat to the first varsity eight boat. The team's captain that season, she led the varsity eight to first-place titles at the Bucknell Fall Invitational and the Fall Metropolitan Championships, and a third-place finish at the Atlantic 10 Fall Championships. In the spring, she led the varsity eight to a win at the Jesuit Invitational, a second-place finish at the Bucknell Invitational, and a fourth-place finish at the Knecht Cup.
Individually, Namy set the school record on the ergometer for lightweight women for both 2000 and 6000 meters. She raced in the CRASH-B World Indoor Rowing Championships during her fifth year and made the Grand Finals, becoming the first woman from Fordham to ever make the finals at this event. Namy would finish seventh among more than eighty competitors - the best finish ever by a Fordham woman at CRASH-Bs.
Academically, Namy was just as successful, earning Academic All-America honors all three years with crew. As a senior in 1999, she helped the crew to an undefeated spring season and added a New York State Championship to her other accomplishments while also competing in the varsity four that raced in Women's Henley that spring, helping the boat to the final four among twenty-nine international university crews.