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The spirit of college athletic competition is captured in this history of collegiate rowing in America. Chart the rise in the popularity of rowing from the first collegiate crew founded at Yale University in 1843 to the development of the over 300 programs nationwide today. Relive the prominent races and regattas that various college crews took part in, including the Head of the Charles, the Eastern Sprints, and the Olympics. Interviews with past and present coaches and rowers, as well as 142 beautiful images illustrate the essence of the sport. This nostalgic celebration of the oldest college sport in the country will be a treasured keepsake for all rowers and their families as well as a wonderful resource for historians and sports enthusiasts.
Size: 11 3/4″ x 9″ | 96 color & 46 b/w images | 192 pp
ISBN13: 9780764341823 | Binding: hard cover
Daniella Garran was a coxswain for the men’s crew team at Connecticut College from 1990 to 1994. She won several national championships with various boat clubs. She lives on Cape Cod where she is a middle school history teacher.