2015-16 Wellesley Crew News

  • 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.
  • Blue Crew's Livingston Featured in The Wellesley Townsman
    June 30, 2016
    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.
  • 2016 Wellesley Athletics Spring Season Recaps
    June 16, 2016
    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.
  • Lock, Dollmeyer Named CRCA Pocock All-Americans, Spillane Coach of the Year
    June 10, 2016
    Wellesley College crew seniors Loren Lock (Fond du Lac, Wis.) and Sydney Dollmeyer (Warren, Vt.) have been named to the 2016 Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA)/Pocock Division III All-America Team. In addition, Head Coach Tessa Spillane has been named the CRCA Division III National Coach of the Year, while Spillane and assistants Seth Hussey and Hannah Woodruff ’11 have been named the CRCA Division III Coaching Staff of the Year.
  • Ten From Blue Crew Named 2016 CRCA Scholar Athletes
    June 06, 2016
    The Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) announced the recipients of its scholar athlete awards last week and eleven members of the 2016 National Champion Wellesley College crew team have earned recognition.
    May 28, 2016
    Wellesley College crew used a gold medal finish in the Varsity Eight Grand Final and silver medal finish in the Second Varsity Eight Grand Final to win the 2016 NCAA Division III Women’s Rowing National Championship on Saturday at the Sacramento State Aquatic Center on Lake Natoma.
  • Blue Crew Wins Varsity, Second Varsity Heats To Advance To NCAA Grand Finals
    May 27, 2016
    Wellesley College crew raced to victory in both the Varsity Eight and Second Varsity Eight heats to advance to the Grand Final in both events on Friday morning at the 2016 NCAA Division III Rowing Championships on Lake Natoma in Gold River, Calif.
  • Crew's Lock, Coach Spillane Honored By NIRC, 21 Named to All-Academic Team
    May 19, 2016
    The National Invitational Rowing Championships (NIRC) announced the recipients of the regatta's postseason awards this week and Wellesley College Head Coach Tessa Spillane was selected as the NIRC Women's Coach of the Year. In addition, senior Loren Lock (Fond du Lac, Wis.) was named to the 2016 All-Stewards Team, while also joining 20 of her teammates as an NIRC All-Academic Selection.
  • All In: Wellesley Crew Set For Return To NCAA Rowing Championships
    May 16, 2016
    Wellesley College crew will make the program's seventh consecutive trip to the NCAA Division III Rowing Championships on Friday and Saturday, May 27-28, at the Sacramento State Aquatic Center on Lake Natoma in Gold River, California.
  • Blue Crew’s Second Varsity, Novice Eight Win Grand Finals at NIRC
    May 08, 2016
    WORCESTER, Mass. – Wellesley College crew captured titles in the Women's Second Varsity Eight and Novice Eight events on Sunday at the 2016 National Invitational Rowing Championship on Lake Quinsigamond.
  • Crew, Softball, Track & Field Continue Title Pursuits This Weekend
    May 06, 2016
    Wellesley College crew, softball and track & field will all take part in championship competition this weekend, Friday-Sunday, May 6-8. Updates from all of the events will be posted throughout the day on WellesleyBlue.com and on twitter.com/WellesleyBlue. Schedule details are available below.
  • Blue Crew Coxswain Stephanie Kim Featured in MetroWest Daily News
    May 05, 2016
    Wellesley College crew sophomore Stephanie Kim (Wellesley, Mass.) was featured in Thursday's, May 5, 2016, edition of the MetroWest Daily News. The feature, written by correspondent Lenny Megliola, focuses on the two-time New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Coxswain of the Year.
  • Second Varsity Eight Takes Title, Varsity Eight Fourth at NERC
    April 30, 2016
    Wellesley College crew's Second Varsity Eight took the title in the 2V8 Grand Final, while the Varsity Eight finished in fourth in the V8 Grand Final as the Blue competed at the 2016 New England Rowing Championship on Saturday on Lake Quinsigamond. The Blue captured the overall points championship at the event.
  • Postseason Central: Crew, Lacrosse, Softball, Track & Field In Action This Weekend
    April 28, 2016
    Four Wellesley College teams will be in action in postseason and championship competition this Friday and Saturday, April 29-30. Blue lacrosse, softball and track & field will take part in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) championships, while 2016 NEWMAC champion Wellesley crew will compete at the New England Rowing Championships on Lake Quinsigamond.
  • Blue Crew's Roberts, Kim Earn NEWMAC Awards; Spillane Named Coach of the Year
    April 26, 2016
    The New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) announced the 2016 Rowing Coach of the Year as well as the Sportsmanship Award Recipients on Tuesday. After leading the Blue to their sixth consecutive championship title, Head Coach Tessa Spillane has been voted as the 2016 Rowing Coach of the Year. Spillane earns the award for the fifth time after also receiving the honor in 2008, 2010, 2014 and 2015.
  • Blue Crew Wins Sixth-Straight NEWMAC Title; Earns NCAA Bid
    April 23, 2016
    Wellesley College crew swept all four races en route to the program's sixth-straight New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) championship on Saturday morning on Lake Quinsigamond. Blue Crew's title secures the conference's automatic bid to the 2016 NCAA Division III Rowing Championships in Gold River, California, where Wellesley will make the program's seventh consecutive trip to the national championships.
  • Blue Crew Places 17 Student-Athletes on NEWMAC Academic-All Conference Squad
    April 21, 2016
    The New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) announced the 2016 NEWMAC Rowing Academic All-Conference Team on Wednesday and Wellesley College crew earned a conference-high 17 spots on the team.
  • Blue Crew Caps Opening Weekend in Blustery Conditions On Lake Quinsigamond
    April 10, 2016
    No. 3 Wellesley College crew returned to action for the second day in a row on Sunday, contesting with cold and windy conditions as well as four of the nation's top teams on Lake Quinsigamond.
  • Blue Crew Opens Spring Season Versus Top-Ranked Bates, Tufts, Wesleyan
    April 09, 2016
    The No. 3 ranked Wellesley College crew team opened the spring racing season on Saturday afternoon on the Malden River, squaring off with three of the top-ten teams in the nation in No. 1 Bates, No. 5 Wesleyan and No. 7 Tufts.
  • Blue Crew Opens Season at No. 3 in CRCA/US Rowing National Poll
    March 10, 2016
    Following last spring's third place finish at the NCAA Division III Championships, Wellesley College crew will open the season ranked third in the nation in the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA)/US Rowing preseason national coaches poll.
  • Blue Crew Selected as NEWMAC Preseason Favorite
    February 17, 2016
    The New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) has released the annual Preseason Coaches' Poll for Rowing. Wellesley College Crew, five-time defending champions and third place finishers at the 2015 NCAA Championship, has been selected as the favorite. Voting for the preseason poll was conducted by the seven head rowing coaches.
  • Blue Crew Claims 2015 Seven Sisters Championship
    November 01, 2015
    Wellesley College finished with the top time in all four events to capture the 30th Annual Seven Sisters Rowing Championship on Sunday morning on the Connecticut River in South Hadley, Mass. The races, featuring host Mount Holyoke, the Blue, Bryn Mawr College, Simmons College and Smith College spanned a three mile stretch of the Connecticut River, finishing at the Mount Holyoke Boathouse.
  • Blue Crew Earns Pair of Top-15 Finishes at Head Of The Charles
    October 18, 2015
    Wellesley College crew handled the conditions well at a blustery 51st Head Of The Charles Regatta, securing two top-15 finishes in the Women's Collegiate Eight division on Sunday afternoon. Conditions were slow, as teams battled a strong headwind throughout the course and cool temperatures throughout the day.
  • Wellesley Crew in Action this Weekend at 51st Head Of The Charles Regatta
    October 15, 2015
    It is fall in New England and that can mean only one thing: it is time for the Head Of The Charles Regatta! Wellesley College Crew will take part in the 51st Annual Head Of The Charles Regatta this Saturday and Sunday, October 16 and 17, on the Charles River in Boston.
  • Blue Crew Opens 2015-16 Season With First-Place Finish at Snake Regatta
    October 10, 2015
    Wellesley College crew opened the 2015-2015 season in a big way on Saturday, taking first place at the Quinsigamond Snake Regatta on Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester, Mass.
  • 2015 Wellesley Athletics Fall Schedules Now Available
    July 01, 2015
    The 2015 Wellesley Athletics fall schedules are now available online atwellesleyblue.com! The composite fall 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. In addition, keep up with the Blue on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram!