As seniors were processing across the stage on Severance Green, the Wellesley crew was seeing blue in Indiana, competing in their fifth consecutive NCAA Division III Rowing Championships. They came home toting trophies: The varsity-8 scored a third-place finish and the team secured a fourth-place finish overall, behind Trinity College, Bates, and Williams.
The second varsity boat opened the day with a commanding win in the petite final. The Blue led by open water midway through the race and continued on for more than a 25-second victory over Washington College.
In a tightly contested varsity-8 grand final, Wellesley stayed with the top four crews in the race, and were a close second after 1,000 meters. As the race continued, Trinity and Williams took over the lead, putting Bates third and Wellesley fourth. Over the final 250 meters, the Blue used a strong sprint to overtake Bates and wrap up a podium finish.
The Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association named Becca Kimball ’14 to the Division III All-American Team. Seven other members of the Wellesley Crew were named CRCA National Scholar-Athletes.