Wellesley College crew won two of three events to claim the program's ninth consecutive Seven Sisters title at the 32nd Annual Seven Sisters Championship Sunday morning on the Charles River in Cambridge, Mass.
Wellesley College crew kicked-off their 2017-18 campaign on Sunday afternoon at the 53rd annual Head Of The Charles Regatta (HOCR). Founded in 1965, the HOCR is a two-day rowing event held on the Charles River in Boston that feature many of the top rowers, teams and clubs from around the world.
Wellesley College crew head coach Tessa Spillane has announced the addition of coaches Emilie Muller and Stacey Rippetoe to the team's coaching staff for the 2017-18 season. Muller will serve as the Blue's Novice Coach, in addition to working with the varsity rowers, while Rippetoe will serve as assistant coach of the varsity team.
The Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) has announced its 2017 Pocock Division III All-America teams and Wellesley College crew has earned a pair of selections for the second consecutive year. Senior Kathryn Barth (Bellevue, Wash.) was selected to the All-America first team, while classmate Olivia Duggan (West Newbury, Mass.) earned a spot on the second team.
Wellesley College crew earned the bronze in the varsity eight and the silver in the second varsity eight to take third overall at the 2017 NCAA Division III Women's Rowing Championships at Lake Mercer. Bates College earned the team national championship for the second time in three years thanks to their combined point total from the two events.
Defending NCAA Champion Wellesley College crew advanced both boats to Saturday's Grand Finals on the opening day of the 2017 NCAA Division III Women's Rowing Championships on Friday at Lake Mercer. The Blue's Second Varsity Eight cruised to an open water victory to advance to the final, while Wellesley's Varsity Eight was the runner-up in their opening opening heat to earn a spot.
Defending National Champion Wellesley College crew will make the program's eighth consecutive trip to the NCAA Division III Women's Rowing Championships, May 26-27 at Lake Mercer in West Windsor, New Jersey. This year's championships will be hosted by The Ivy League and the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.
No. 6 Wellesley College crews's varsity eight took fourth place, while the second and third varsity each won bronze, and the novice eight took home gold, on Friday at the National Invitational Rowing Championships (NIRC) on Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester. Returning to Lake Quinsigamond for the third-straight week of competition, Wellesley placed all four boats in the grand finals and tied for first in the overall women's points trophy standings.
The New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) announced the 2017 Rowing Coach of the Year following the conference championships. After leading the Blue to their seventh consecutive championship title, Head Coach Tessa Spillane has been voted as the 2017 Rowing Coach of the Year.
Wellesley College crew earned victories in the First, Second and Fourth Varisty Eight races to claim the program's seventh-consecutive New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) championship on Saturday morning on Lake Quinsigamond.
The New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) has announced the 2017 Spring Academic All-Conference teams and 21 Wellesley College student-athletes from four teams have been recognized for their success in the classroom.
No. 4 Wellesley College crew faced a good test on the team’s third weekend of racing during the spring season, competing against Bates College and Wesleyan University, the co-top ranked crews in the most recent CRCA/USRowing Coaches Poll, and host No. 6 Tufts on the Malden River. The Blue took part in a series of double duals in their final competition before the NEWMAC Championships.
With near ideal conditions on Lake Quinsigamond, No. 4 Wellesley College crew took to the water against three nationally ranked opponents in Tied-No. 1 Bates, No. 9 WPI, and No. 13 Trinity (Conn.) on Sunday. The Blue earned first place finishes in both the 3rd Varsity 8 and 4th Varsity 8 races, and were the runner-up to Bates in both the Varsity 8 and 2nd Varsity 8.
WELLESLEY, Mass. -- When Hillary Rodham Clinton '69 returned to campus on Thursday, March 2, for a private community gathering and question and answer session, she also took a few minutes to recognize the returning members of Wellesley's 2016 NCAA Division III Women's Rowing National Championship team. Senior captains Olivia Duggan (West Newbury, Mass.) and Ali Rondeau (Ocala, Fla.) and junior Lauren Bazley (Issaquah, Wash.) shared their thoughts on the once in a lifetime experience.
Reigning national champion and No. 5 nationally-ranked Wellesley College crew returned to the water for the 2017 spring season on Sunday, concluding their annual spring training trip with a race against No. 4 Williams and No. 10 William Smith on the Cayuga-Seneca Canal in Geneva, N.Y.
The New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) released the annual Rowing Preseason Coaches' Poll on Wednesday afternoon. Following one of the most successful seasons in program history, claiming the NCAA National Championship Title for the first time, Wellesley has been tabbed as the preseason favorites with six first place votes.
The 2017 Wellesley Athletics spring schedules for crew, golf, lacrosse, softball, tennis and track & field are now available online at wellesleyblue.com. The composite athletics schedule can be view by clicking here. Please note that schedule dates and times are subject to change, check wellesleyblue.com for the latest information.
Spurred by victories in three of four races, Wellesley College crew claimed the 2016 Seven Sisters Rowing Championship, despite a mechanical issue during the Varsity 8 race, on Sunday morning on the Connecticut River. The title is the eighth in-a-row for the Blue.
Wellesley College crew posted a pair of top-20 times in the Women's Collegiate Eights at the 52nd Head Of The Charles Regatta on Sunday on the Charles River in Boston. The Blue finished 6th and 18th in the event, posting a top-ten mark for the seventh-consecutive year at the world-famous event.
Wellesley College crew will participate in the 52nd Annual Head Of The Charles Regatta (HOCR) on Sunday, October 23, on the Charles River in Boston. Founded in 1965, the HOCR is a two-day rowing event featuring many of the top rowers, teams and clubs from around the world.
USRowing has announced the organization's annual convention award recipients at Wellesley College Crew Head Coach and PERA Associate Professor of the Practice Tessa Spillane has been named the recipient of the Ernestine Bayer Award.
Wellesley College crew rising senior Olivia Duggan (West Newbury, Mass.) was featured in last Friday's Daily News of Newburyport. The article, written by sports editor Dan Harrison, focuses on Duggan's rise from being a walk-on during her first year to a member of the varsity eight during Blue Crew's 2016 NCAA Division III National Championship victory in May.
Wellesley College Athletics Fall 2016 schedules, including crew, cross country, field hockey, golf, soccer, tennis and volleyball, are now available on wellesleyblue.com! The 2016-17 season officially gets underway on Thursday, September 1, 2016 when Blue tennis welcomes Division II Stonehill University to campus at 5:00 PM. Blue soccer will play their first match under the guidance of new head coach Missy Price later in the day when they travel to Simmons at 7:00 PM.
Wellesley native and rising sophomore Katie Livingston was featured in the Tuesday edition of the Wellesley Townsman. The article, written by correspondent Tommy Cassell, chronicles her journey to Wellesley from Deerfield Academy, as well as Blue Crew’s 2016 NCAA Division III National Championship. Livingston was a member of the Wellesley Varsity 8 at this spring’s NCAA Championships.
A record-breaking spring culminated with Blue crew winning the first NCAA national championship in program history and the first team national championship in Wellesley school history. That victory helped Wellesley to match its program-best 63rd place finish in the 2015-16 Learfield Directors' Cup Standings. For more on the 2016 season, check out the team summaries below.