Athletics

Taylor Hood ’18 in her fencing gear.
Spring 2018
It was the summer before seventh grade, and Taylor Hood ’18 had tried a few sports, but none really clicked. So her parents made her do Pilates at the YMCA, where she happened to see a poster advertising a fencing class. And her life hasn’t been the same since.More
A photo of biathlete Clare Egan '10 cross-country skiing during the 2018 Winter Olympics.
Spring 2018
For the last eight years, Clare Egan ’10 has had her eyes on a prize: representing the U.S. at the Olympics.More
Portrait of Yasmine Reece ’19 in her volleyball uniform, holding a volleyball.
Winter 2018
If there’s a theme in the athletic career of Yasmine Reece ’19, it’s probably jumping. She played basketball and volleyball for years, and she even tried the high jump. In the end, though, volleyball won out.More
A giant green dragon that seniors made of balloons, crepe paper, and cardboard presides over the Science Center.
Summer 2017
Seniors paint Wellesley green; Amal Cheema ’17 awarded Watson Fellowship; Squash will compete at the club level.More
Claire Whitaker ’19 poses in her water polo swimming gear.
Summer 2017
Being part of a team is one of the reasons Whitaker keeps coming back to water polo. “Initially what drew me in was just wanting to be a part of something,” she says.More
P.E. Plus Empowerment
Spring 2017
If your daughter takes a class at Dynamo Girl, an after-school program in New York City that empowers girls ages 5 and up through physical activity, one of the activities she might participate in is called a line inversion.More
A Bit of a Stretch
Winter 2017
Is stretching an integral part of a writing course? For students in Writing 177: Physical Activity and Cognition the answer was, “Of course!”More
The Girls in the Boat
Fall 2016
On the day I graduated, I said good-bye to sliding seats, wooden oars, and Wellesley’s only crew shell fit for intercollegiate rowing. With 1973 classmates—a cox and three other rowers—I’d pulled a portside oar in…More
Blue Champions
Summer 2016
Co-captains Meg Roberts ’16 and Olivia Thayer ’16 attribute the crew team’s success to their attitude—acknowledging that they had what it took to win a championship.More
Color Me Calm
Spring 2016
Coloring books for adults are having a moment: According to Publishers Weekly , sales in 2015 soared above 1.5 million. Now there’s a new title in the mix.More