Testimonial: Anonymous D150 ‘94

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Did you walk on to the lightweight rowing team?

Yes

What impact did rowing have on your Dartmouth experience?

I was not much of an athlete before I arrived at Dartmouth. I was a walk-on who made it to the first freshman and then first varsity level.

And I firmly believe my rowing experience strengthened my academic experience in addition to providing valuable lessons not available in the classroom.

To this day, my best friends are fellow Dartmouth rowers.

What impact did rowing have beyond college?

I wrote my law school admission essay on rowing. Rowing experience is almost always a plus when applying for jobs or simply bonding with new people.

What would be lost if Dartmouth eliminates the Lightweight Rowing Team?

Dartmouth would lose part of its soul.