Testimonial: Anonymous D150 ‘99

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Did you walk on to the lightweight rowing team?

No

What impact did rowing have on your Dartmouth experience?

Rowing defined my Dartmouth experience, and I would not have attended Dartmouth if it didn’t have a lightweight rowing program. Winning, losing, freezing, sweating, all of it. Because I rowed, I didn’t join a fraternity. It was a source of friendship, a base of self confidence, my home on campus.

What impact did rowing have beyond college?

Dartmouth lightweight rowing is the single most significant institution of which I have been a part. I’ve worked professionally for Dartmouth lightweights. My kids’ friends are kids of Dartmouth lightweights. I’m familiar with self-doubt and better equipped to overcome it. I am and always will consider myself a D150.

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

For any incoming freshman, the opportunity to have a shot at joining a team that is consistently ranked nationally and could change their life in the way it has changed so many before.

For the administration of the College, the confidence and support of thousands of D150 alums.