What impact did rowing have on your Dartmouth experience?
Walking on as a coxswain freshman year, lightweight rowing allowed me to explore a new world of sport. I was beyond impressed by the dedication of my teammates, and did my best to emulate them. Rowing has given me a truer understanding of dedication, a greater appreciation for the power of teamwork, and a loyal group of friends.
What would be lost if Dartmouth eliminates the Lightweight Rowing Team?
As the team with probably the highest walk-on percentage on campus, lightweight rowing acts as a unique bridge between the school’s athletes and other students. The team’s involvement in other areas and diverse social circles make the team a true opportunity for anyone, regardless of background, to compete at the highest level. This openness and diversity helps the entire Dartmouth community have greater appreciation for each another’s pursuits.