Wellesley Crew News

  • Wellesley Crew Garners CRCA and NIRC National Academic Honors
    July 15, 2019
    The Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) and National Invitational Rowing Championships (NIRC) have announced their respective National All-Academic accolades for the 2019 season. Led by All-Americans Frances Dingivan (Salt Lake City, Utah) and Rhiannon Mulligan (Santa Cruz, Calif.), four members of the Wellesley College crew team earned CRCA National Scholar-Athlete honors. In addition 15 student-athletes were honored with All-Academic recognition by the NIRC.
  • Wellesley's Dingivan, Mulligan Earn CRCA/Pocock Rowing All-America Honors
    July 11, 2019
    The Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) announces its Pocock All-America team for the 2019 season. This award recognizes the outstanding performances of rowers and coxswains at NCAA Division III institutions.
  • Wellesley Crew Finishes Third at 2019 NCAA DIII Championships
    June 01, 2019
    Wellesley College crew finished third in the nation at the NCAA Division III Women's Rowing Championships on Saturday at the Indianapolis Rowing Center at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis, Ind.
  • Blue Crew Sends Both Boats To Grands at NCAA DIII Championship
    May 31, 2019
    Wellesley College crew advanced both boats to Saturday's Grand Finals, as the Blue made the program's tenth consecutive trip to the NCAA Division III Women's Rowing Championships on Friday at the Indianapolis Rowing Center at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis, Ind. 
  • Student-Athlete Spotlight: Blue Crew's Frances Dingivan '20
    May 30, 2019
    Frances Dingivan didn't plan on rowing in college, however when her high school athletic career ended she found herself missing the team environment and decided to see if she could make rowing her new sport.  After attending her first novice practice in the fall of her first year she was hooked and has been a pivotal member of the Blue crew team ever since, rowing at the stroke seat of the Varsity 8 boat.
  • Wellesley Crew Earns At-Large Bid to 2019 NCAA Rowing Championships
    May 14, 2019
    Wellesley College crew will make the program's tenth consecutive trip to the NCAA Division III Women's Rowing Championships when the Blue compete on Friday and Saturday, May 31 and June 1, 2019 at the Indianapolis Rowing Center at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis, Ind. Indiana University will serves as the NCAA host institution for the championships in conjunction with Indiana Sports Corp and the Indianapolis Rowing Center.
  • Wellesley Crew Earns Women's Point Trophy, V8+ Takes Silver at NIRC
    May 12, 2019
    All five boats advanced to Grand Finals and the Wellesley College Crew Varsity 8 (V8+) earned a silver medal finish as the Blue captured the women's points trophy on Sunday at the National Invitational Collegiate Regatta (NIRC) on Lake Quinsigamond.
  • 29 Blue Student-Athletes Earn NEWMAC, Liberty League Spring Academic Honors
    May 10, 2019
    A total of 29 Wellesley College spring sport student-athletes have been honored for their academic excellence in the classroom by the New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) and the Liberty League. 
  • Wellesley Crew Earns Second Overall at New England Rowing Championships
    May 04, 2019
    A complete team effort helped Wellesley College crew to a second place finish in the overall points standings on Saturday at the 2019 New England Rowing Championships (NERC) on Lake Quinsigamond.
  • Blue Crew Takes Second at NEWMAC Championship, Wins Florence Smith Cup
    April 27, 2019
    Wellesley College crew finished second in the Varsity Eight (V8+) and Second Varsity Eight (V8+) races and first in the Third Varsity Eight (3V8+) and Fourth Varsity Eight (4V8+) races to claim the Florence Jope Smith Points Cup at the 2019 New England Women’s & Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Rowing Championship on a blustery and cold Saturday morning on Lake Quinsigamond.
  • Follow Wellesley Crew Senior Emilia Ball's @NCAA Instagram Takeover on Monday
    April 21, 2019
    Wellesley College crew senior Emilia Ball (Albany, N.Y.) will take over the @ncaa Instagram account on Monday, April 22, 2019. 
  • Saturday's (4/20) Blue Crew Races With MIT, BU, Radcliffe Cancelled
    April 19, 2019
    The regatta featuring Wellesley College crew, MIT, Boston University, and Radcliffe (Lightweights) has been cancelled due to the forecasted weather for Saturday, April 20.
  • Blue Crew V8+ Takes Third in Quinsigamond Regatta With Top-Ranked Teams
    April 14, 2019
    No. 6 Wellesley College crew placed third in the Varsity Eight (V8+) race in a Sunday morning regatta on Lake Quinsigamond that featured five of the top 13 teams in the nation, including: No. 1 Bates, No. 2 WPI, No. 11 RIT and No. 13 Trinity (Conn.).
  • Blue Crew Matches Up with Tufts, Bates, Wesleyan; Varsity 8 Places Third
    April 13, 2019
    The Wellesley College crew Varsity Eight (V8+) took third and the Second Varsity Eight (2V8+) finished second in a series of match races with No. 12 Tufts, No. 1 Bates, and No. 7 Wesleyan.
  • Blue Crew Takes on Nationally Ranked Williams, William Smith
    April 06, 2019
    In a match-up of nationally ranked foes, No. 8 Wellesley College crew held serve against No. 2 Williams College and No. 10 Williams Smith. The Blue finished second in both the Varsity Eight (V8+) and Second Varsity Eight (2V8+) races.
  • Blue Crew Opens Spring With First Place Showing at Washington College Invite
    March 29, 2019
    Wellesley College crew capped the team's annual spring break training trip with a dominant performance at the Washington College Invitational. The Blue took first in the Varsity Eight (V8) Grand Final and finished with three of the top-four boats in the Second Varsity Eight (2V8) Grand Final after winning multiple morning heats in the team's first competition since October's Seven Sisters Championship. 
  • Wellesley Crew Wins Tenth Straight Seven Sisters Championship
    October 28, 2018
    Paced by a victory in the Second Varsity 8+ race and runner-up finishes in the Varsity 8+ and Novice 8+ races, Wellesley College crew captured the program’s tenth consecutive Seven Sisters title at the 2018 Seven Sisters Championship Regatta on Sunday morning on the Charles River.
  • Wellesley Crew Earns Top-Ten Time at Head Of The Charles Regatta
    October 21, 2018
    Wellesley College crew raced to a top-ten time in the Women's Collegiate 8+ event at the 54th Annual Head Of The Charles Regatta (HOCR) on Sunday 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. 
  • Wellesley Crew Competes Sunday at 54th Head Of The Charles Regatta
    October 18, 2018
    Wellesley College crew will compete at the 54th Annual Head Of The Charles Regatta (HOCR) on Sunday, October 21, on the Charles River in Boston.
  • Wellesley Crew Opens 2018-19 Season at Quinsigamond Snake Regatta
    October 13, 2018
    Wellesley College crew opened the fall racing season on Saturday at the annual Quinsigamond Snake Regatta on Lake Quinsigamond, competing in the Women’s Varsity 8 and Women’s Novice 8 races.
  • Wellesley Crew's Campbell Named CRCA First Team All-American
    July 16, 2018
    Wellesley College crew senior Kelsey Campbell (Broomfield, Colo.) has been named a 2018 Pocock/Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) First Team All-American. Campbell, also the 2018 New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Rower of the Year is the ninth first team All-America selection for the Blue during the tenure of Head Coach Tessa Spillane.
  • Wellesley Crew Finishes 2018 as NCAA Division III National Runner-up
    May 26, 2018
    The Wellesley College crew Second Varsity Eight (2V8+) earned silver and the Varsity Eight (V8+) finished fourth overall to help Blue Crew claim national runner-up honors in the team competition during Saturday’s Grand Finals at the 2018 NCAA Division III Women's Rowing Championships at Nathan Benderson Park.
  • On To The Grands: Blue Crew Varsity, Second Varsity Crews Advance To NCAA Finals
    May 25, 2018
    The Wellesley College crew Varsity Eight took second, while the Second Varsity Eight added a first place finish as the Blue advanced both boats directly to the NCAA Division III Women’s Rowing Championship Grand Finals following Friday’s opening heats at Nathan Benderson Park.
  • See You In Sarasota: NEWMAC Champion Blue Crew Set For NCAA Championships
    May 21, 2018
    New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) champion Wellesley College crew will make the program's ninth consecutive trip to the NCAA Division III Women's Rowing Championships, Friday and Saturday, May 25-26, 2018 at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota, Fla. This year's championships are being hosted by the University of Central Florida (UCF). 
  • 2V8+, 3V8+ Heat Victories Highlight Blue Crew's Day at NIRC
    May 11, 2018
    Highlighted by opening heat victories from the Second Varsity Eight (2V8+) and Third Varsity Eight (3v8+), Wellesley College crew competed in the 2018 National Invitational Rowing Championships throughout the day on Friday on Lake Quinsigamond.
  • Wellesley Crew Takes Second at NERC; All Five Boats Advance To Grand Finals
    May 05, 2018
    All five crews advanced to grand finals to help Wellesley College crew take second place in the Women’s Point Trophy standings at the 2018 New England Rowing Championships on Saturday on Lake Quinsigamond. 
  • Wellesley's Spillane Earns Seventh NEWMAC Rowing Coach of the Year Honor
    May 03, 2018
    The New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) announced the 2018 Rowing Coach of the Year on Thursday morning. After leading the Blue to their eighth consecutive conference title and their ninth straight trip to the NCAA Championships, Wellesley College Head Coach Tessa Spillane has been voted as the 2018 Rowing Coach of the Year.
  • Blue Crew Wins 9th NEWMAC Title In Program History, Automatic NCAA Bid
    April 28, 2018
    Wellesley College crew took first place in all four races to win the 2018 New England Women’s & Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Rowing Championship on Saturday at the Donahue Rowing Center on Lake Quinsigamond.
  • 31 Blue Student-Athletes Earn NEWMAC Spring Academic All-Conference Honors
    April 26, 2018
    The New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) has announced the 2018 NEWMAC Spring Academic All-Conference Teams and a total of 32 Wellesley College student-athletes representing the Blue crew, lacrosse, softball, tennis, and track & field teams have been recognized. 
  • 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. 
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