Did you walk on to the lightweight rowing team?
What impact did rowing have on your Dartmouth experience?
As a walk on from a high school with non-competitive athletic programs, I would not otherwise have had an opportunity to participate in intercollegiate athletics. I had a steep learning curve for me to become even a proficient rower, but the lightweight program gave me the opportunity to stick with it and become by my senior year a contributing member of a successful crew.
What impact did rowing have beyond college?
I went on to coach high school rowing and row for Downing College Cambridge, both of which were outstanding experiences. Boat and squad mates are life-long friends, the boathouse provides ongoing community, and is a touchstone of return visits to campus.