Wellesley Crew News

  • Blue Crew Varsity 8 Named NEWMAC Boat of the Week
    April 17, 2018
    The Wellesley College crew Varsity 8+ has been named the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Boat of the Week for the week ending April 16, 2018. 
  • No. 6 Blue Crew Battles No. 1 Bates, No. 11 Tufts In Malden River Duals
    April 14, 2018
    Matched-up against No. 1 Bates College and No. 11 Tufts University, No. 6 Wellesley College finished the day with three third place finishes in a series of duals on the Malden River.
  • No. 9 Blue Crew Posts Wins In 2V8+, 3V8+ Races to Start the Spring Season
    April 07, 2018
    No. 9 Wellesley College crew opened the 2018 spring season on Saturday, racing four 2000m events in a 15 mph quartering headwind on the Charles River. The Blue faced a good early season test against No. 3 Williams, No. 10 William Smith, and the lightweight crew from Division I MIT, earning victories in the Second Varsity 8 and Third Varsity 8 races.
  • Wellesley Athletics 2018 Spring Schedules Are Now Available
    November 21, 2017
    The 2018 Wellesley Athletics spring schedules for crew, golf, lacrosse, softball, tennis and track & field are now available online at wellesleyblue.com.
  • Wellesley Crew Wins Ninth Straight Seven Sisters Title
    October 29, 2017
    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. 
  • Blue Crew Takes 14th/20th in V8+, 31st in V4+ At 53rd Head Of The Charles
    October 22, 2017
    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.
  • 2017-18 Season Begins For Blue Crew On Sunday At 53rd Head Of The Charles Regatta
    October 18, 2017
    Wellesley College crew will open the 2017-18 season at the 53rd Annual Head Of The Charles Regatta (HOCR) on Sunday, October 22, on the Charles River in Boston.
  • Blue Crew Announces Additions of Muller, Rippetoe To Coaching Staff
    October 05, 2017
    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.
  • Blue Crew's Barth, Duggan Cap Careers With Pocock/CRCA All-America Honors
    June 20, 2017
    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 Crew Takes Third At NCAAs; 2V8 Earns Silver, V8 Wins Bronze
    May 27, 2017
    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.
  • Wellesley Crew Advances Both Boats To NCAA Division III Grand Finals
    May 26, 2017
    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.
  • Wellesley Crew Set For Eighth Straight Trip To NCAA Division III Championships
    May 17, 2017
    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.
  • Blue Crew Wins Bronze In 2V8, 3V8 At National Invitational Rowing Championships
    May 12, 2017
    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.
  • Wellesley's Spillane Named 2017 NEWMAC Rowing Coach of the Year
    May 10, 2017
    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.
  • Blue Crew Wins 2017 NEWMAC Title, Automatic Bid To NCAAs
    April 29, 2017
    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.
  • Wellesley Lands 21 On NEWMAC Spring Academic All-Conference Teams
    April 27, 2017
    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.
  • Blue Crew's 2nd Varsity 8 Named NEWMAC Boat of the Week
    April 18, 2017
    Wellesley College crew's Second Varsity Eight has been named the New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Boat of the Week for the week ending April 16, 2017.
  • Wellesley Crew Takes On Top-Ranked Bates, Wesleyan, No. 6 Tufts in Double Duals
    April 15, 2017
    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.
  • Blue Crew Wins 3V8, 4V8 Races In Match-up With Nationally Ranked Teams
    April 09, 2017
    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.
  • Video: Blue Crew Meets Hillary Rodham Clinton '69
    April 06, 2017
    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.
  • Blue Crew Begins Spring Season Versus Williams, William Smith
    April 02, 2017
    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.
  • Reigning National Champion Blue Crew Tabbed as NEWMAC Preseason Favorites
    February 28, 2017
    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.
  • 2017 Wellesley Athletics Spring Schedules Are Now Online!
    January 06, 2017
    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.
  • Recapping The Year (So Far) in Wellesley Athletics
    December 08, 2016
    We've hit the midway point of the 2016-17 Wellesley Athletics season and if you missed any of the action during the fall season, you can get caught up with season recaps below.
  • Blue Crew Overcomes Mechanical Problem To Claim Seven Sisters Title
    October 30, 2016
    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.
  • Blue Crew Posts Pair of Top-20 Times at Head Of The Charles
    October 23, 2016
    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.
  • Blue Crew In Action On Sunday At 52nd Head Of The Charles Regatta
    October 21, 2016
    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.
  • Blue Crew Opens 2016-17 Season at Head of the Housatonic Regatta
    October 06, 2016
    SHELTON, Conn. -- Defending national champion Wellesley College crew opened the 2016-17 season on Saturday, competing at the annual Head of the Housatonic Regatta at River at Indian Well State Park.
  • USRowing To Honor Wellesley's Spillane with Ernestine Bayer Award
    September 29, 2016
    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.
  • Blue Crew's Duggan Featured in Daily News of Newburyport
    August 11, 2016
    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.
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