Wellesley Crew Archive

Wellesley was the first college in the country to establish a women's crew team. Since the late 1800's, rowing has been a Wellesley tradition. Both varsity and novice teams compete in fall and spring regattas. The Wellesley campus has a 1000-meter lake where the novices begin rowing. Once they gain experience, the novices join the varsity on the Charles River.

The fall season involves training for a series of three-mile races, including the Head of the Connecticut, Head of the Charles and Seven Sisters Championship. The spring season begins in early April and ends in mid-May. These races include the NEWMAC Championship, New England Championship, NIRC Championship and NCAA Championship. Because of its ideal location in the northeast and proximity to Boston, Wellesley rows with some of the best collegiate crews in the country.

Year Head Coach Season Results

2015-16
Season Archive

Tessa Spillane
  • NCAA Championships - 1st Place
  • NEWMAC Championship - 1st Place
  • Seven Sisters Championship - 1st Place
  • New England Championship - 1st Place
  • NIRC Championship - 11th Place
  • Best ranking: 1st Nationally
2014-15
Season Archive 
Tessa Spillane
  • NEWMAC Championships- 1st Place
  • Seven Sisters Championship - 1st Place
  • New England Championships - 3rd Place
  • ECAC Rowing Championships - 4th Place
  • NCAA Championships - 3rd Place
  • Best ranking: 3rd Nationally
2013-14
Season Archive
Tessa Spillane 
  • NEWMAC Championships- 1st Place
  • Seven Sisters Championship - 1st Place
  • New England Championships - 4th Place
  • ECAC Rowing Championships - 5th Place
  • NCAA Championships - 4th Place
  • Best ranking: 1st Nationally
2012-13
Season Archive
Tessa Spillane
  • NEWMAC Championships- 1st Place
  • Seven Sisters Championship - 1st Place
  • New England Championships - 5th Place
  • ECAC Rowing Championships - 5th Place
  • NCAA Championships - 4th Place
  • Best ranking: 5th Nationally
2011-12
Season Archive
Tessa Spillane
  • NEWMAC Championships- 1st Place
  • Seven Sisters Championship - 1st Place
  • New England Championships- Novice- 1st Place
  • ECAC Rowing Championships- 3rd Place
  • NCAA Championships - 3rd Place
  • Best ranking: 3rd Nationally
2010-11
Season Archive
Tessa Spillane
  • NEWMAC Championships- 1st Place
  • Seven Sisters Championship - 1st Place
  • New England Championships - 1V - 3rd Place
  • New England Championships- Novice- 3rd Place
  • ECAC Rowing Championships- 3rd Place
  • NCAA Championships - 3rd Place
  • Best ranking: 3rd Nationally
2009-10
Season Archive
Tessa Spillane
  • NEWMAC Championships - Runner-Up
  • Seven Sisters Championship - 1st Place
  • New England Championships - 2V - 3rd Place
  • NCAA Championships - 5th Place
  • Best ranking: 8th Nationally, 4th Regionally
2008-09
Season Archive
Tessa Spillane
  • NEWMAC Championships - Runner-Up
  • Seven Sisters Championship - 3rd Place
  • New England Championships - 3V - 2nd Place
  • ECAC Championships - 3V - 2nd Place
  • Best ranking: 10th Nationally

2007-08
Season Archive
Tessa Spillane
  • NEWMAC Championships - Overall Points Champion
  • New England Championships - 5th Place
  • New England Championships - Novice - 3rd Place
  • ECAC Championships - Novice - 2nd Place
  • Best ranking: 11th Nationally
2006-07 Tessa Spillane
  • NEWMAC Championships - 2nd Place
  • New England Championships
2005-06 Tessa Spillane
  • NEWMAC Championship - 4th Place
  • Seven Sisters Championship - 3rd Place
  • ECAC Qualifier
2004-05 Seth Davis
  • NEWMAC Championship - 5th Place
  • Seven Sisters Championship - 3rd Place
2003-04 Joan O'Hara
  • NEWMAC Championship - 4th Place
2002-03 Joan O'Hara
  • NEWMAC Championship - 1st Place
  • Seven Sisters Championship - 3rd Place
  • ECAC Qualifier
  • NCAA Qualifier
    Best ranking: 1st Nationally
2001-02 Joan O'Hara
  • Seven Sisters Championship - T- 1st place
  • NEWMAC Championship - 2nd place
2000-01 Joan O'Hara
  • NEWMAC Championship - 4th place
  • New England Championship - Varsity 8 - 6th place
1999-2000 Abby Peck
  • Seven Sisters Championship - 3rd place
  • NEWMAC Conference Championship - 5th place
1998-99 Abby Peck
  • Seven Sisters Championship - 3rd place
  • NEWMAC Conference Championship - 5th place
1997-98 Abby Peck
  • Seven Sisters Championship - 2nd place
  • NEW 8 Conference Championship - 4th place
1996-97 Abby Peck
  • Seven Sisters Championship - 2nd place
  • NEW 8 Conference Championship - 2nd place
1995-96 Abby Peck
  • Seven Sisters Championship - 2nd place
  • NEW 8 Conference Championship - 2nd place
1994-95 Abby Peck
  • Seven Sisters Championship - 2nd place
  • NEW 8 Conference Championship - 2nd place
1993-94 Abby Peck
  • Seven Sisters Championship - 2nd place
  • NEW 8 Conference Championship - 3rd place
1992-93 Abby Peck
  • Seven Sisters Championship - 3rd place
  • NEW 8 Conference Championship - 3rd place
1991-92

Kathy O'Neil Smith

  • Seven Sisters Championship - 2nd place
  • NEW 8 Conference Championship - 4th place
1990-91 Kathy O'Neil Smith
  • Seven Sisters Championship - 2nd place
1989-90

Betsy Cooper Morrison

 
1988-89 Betsy Cooper Morrison  
1987-88 Betsy Cooper Morrison  
1986-87 Betsy Cooper Morrison  
1985-86 Betsy Cooper Morrison  
1984-85 Betsy Cooper Morrison  
1983-84 Betsy Cooper Morrison  
1982-83 Betsy Cooper Morrison  
1981-82 Betsy Cooper Morrison  
1980-81 Betsy Cooper Morrison  
1979-80 Mayrene Earle  
1978-79 Mayrene Earle  
1977-78 Mayrene Earle  
1976-77 Mayrene Earle  
1975-76 Mayrene Earle  
1974-75 Mayrene Earle  
1973-74 Barbara Jordan