2009-10 Academic All-District SARAH EBRIGHT
2009-10 Academic All-District ANDREW BROUSE
2009-10 Academic All-District ALLISON JANDA
2009-10 Academic All-District TOMMY CASO
2009-10 Academic All-District JOYCE NOVACEK
2009-10 Academic All-District KYLE ANTHONY
2009 PL Offensive Player of Year CHRISTA MATLACK
Bucknell Bison Athletics Setting the Standard of Excellence Bucknell takes great pride in its commitment to excellence on and oﬀ the playing fields. From Presidents’ Cups to Academic All-Americans to graduation rates that are ranked annually in the national top-10, Bucknell is clearly at the head of the class when it comes to upholding the scholar-athlete ideal. •
According to federal data released by the NCAA each fall, Bucknell’s student-athlete graduation rate annually ranks in the top 10 among all Division I institutions. Bucknell has led the nation in graduation rates twice in the last 10 years, and it ranked No. 2 in the 2008 study. In the most recent survey in the fall of 2009, Bucknell ranked No. 8 in the nation.
Bucknell has claimed a league-high 118 Patriot League Scholar-Athletes of the Year since the league’s inception as an all-sports conference in 1990-91.
A total of 366 Bison appeared on the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll in 2008-09 after recording a GPA of 3.2 or better during their sport’s competition season. Among all BU student-athletes, 255 made the Dean’s List with GPAs of 3.5 or better in the spring of 2009.
In addition to the 118 ESPN the Magazine Academic All-Americans produced since 1970, Bucknell has also claimed 293 Academic All-District honorees over the same span, including a school-record 22 in 2008-09 and 17 more in 2009-10.
With a school-record-tying eight Patriot League championships in 200910, Bucknell has now earned 81 crowns in 20 years in the league. In addition, Bucknell has had 109 conference players of the year, 89 PL coaches of the year and a whopping 491 individual league champions from sports such as cross country, track & field, swimming & diving, tennis and golf.
2009-10 Academic All-American PATRICK SELWOOD
2009-10 Big South Scholar-Athlete of Year MINJOO LEE
2009 & 2010 All-American ANDY RENDOS
25 of Bucknell’s 27 varsity squads posted team GPAs of 3.0 or better in the spring of 2010.
Bucknell has captured the Patriot League Presidents’ Cup, signifying the league’s all-sports champion, 16 times in the 20-year history of the aﬃliation, including 12 of the last 13 years. Bucknell claimed the overall, men’s and women’s Cup titles in 2009-10. It was the 13th straight year and the 16th time overall that the Bison took home the women’s title. In 2009-10, Bucknell won Patriot League titles in women’s cross country, men’s soccer, women’s indoor track & field, women’s outdoor track & field, men’s outdoor track & field, women’s rowing, baseball and softball. Additionally, the women’s water polo team captured the CWPA Southern Division championship, and the wrestling team sent four student-athletes to the NCAA Championships and produced two All-Americans.
Bucknell ranks FIFTH in the nation (to Nebraska, Notre Dame, Penn State and Stanford) in total number of ESPN The Magazine All-America selections with 118.
A major element in ensuring Bucknell’s commitment to athletics excellence is the Kenneth G. Langone Athletics & Recreation Center, which opened fully in 2003. One of the finest collegiate athletics facilities of its kind, the center includes the 4,000-seat Sojka Pavilion, the Olympic class Kinney Natatorium, the Krebs Family Fitness Center and the Berger Family Weight Room. A Hall of Fame area, a display of Bucknell’s Medal of Honor recipients, a new Academic All-America wall, a sports medicine suite, modern oﬃces for coaches and staﬀ, and locker room and classroom space are also included in the facility’s layout.
2009-10 Academic All-District LAUREN STOLLER
2009-10 PL Scholar-Athlete of Year DANIEL FLETCHER
2009-10 PL Player of Year TANIA VARELA
2009-10 PL Scholar-Athlete of Year TRAVIS NISSLEY
2009-10 Academic All-District JESSIE SNYDER
2009-10 Academic All-District JON LOCKHART
2009-10 PL Scholar-Athlete of Year COURTNEY WARREN
2009-10 Academic All-District SEAN KING
2009-10 Academic All-District KIM WEAVER
2009-10 PL Defensive Player of Year BRYAN COHEN
2009-10 Academic All-District MARY PAVLOVICH
Bucknell Bison Athletics A National Model in Promoting the Scholar-Athlete Ideal Bucknell Athletics is first and foremost a student-centered organization, one that strives to be a national model when it comes to operating by a true scholar-athlete model. At Bucknell, student-athletes’ academic programs are their first priority, and providing a competitive Division I athletics program only advances the mission, values and residential learning goals of the university. To that end, the Department of Athletics and Recreation proactively seeks ways to assist student-athletes in their daily academic pursuits. Below are just some of the student-athlete support programs currently in place. FACULTY ATHLETICS REPRESENTATIVE: The faculty athletics representative (FAR) is a member of the faculty or administrative staﬀ who is designated to represent Bucknell in its relationships with the NCAA and the Patriot League. Bucknell’s FAR is Mitch Chernin, Professor of Biology. The FAR can enhance the student-athlete experience by promoting a balance between academics, athletics and the social lives of student-athletes, which aﬀords them opportunities to enjoy the full range of collegiate experiences available to students generally. SIDELINE COACH PROGRAM: This program is a truly unique initiative in Division I college athletics, and it involves the invitation of a member of the faculty, administration, staﬀ or community by one of Bucknell’s 27 varsity teams. The participant has the opportunity to discuss the overall program with the respective coaching staﬀ, including practice preparation and strategy for the upcoming contest. The sideline coach attends a practice session and an actual intercollegiate competition, where he/she is introduced to the team and gains rarely seen insight into the relationships that exist between player-coach and player-player. The purpose of the Sideline Coaches Program is to foster a better understanding by the faculty and administration of the roles played by coaches and athletes in the university’s competitive intercollegiate athletic arena. ACADEMIC ENHANCEMENT CENTER: In the Fall of 2005, the Department of Athletics opened a study/computer lab for student-athletes on the concourse level of Sojka Pavilion. The center is outfitted with computers, a laser printer, four television monitors and a projection unit with computer, VCR and DVD player. Additionally, the study lab can be used as a meeting place for group projects, tutorial area or just a secluded and quiet study space before or after practice. LAPTOP PROGRAM: The Department of Athletics owns a number of laptop computers that may be signed out by student-athletes for use on away trips. STUDENT-ATHLETE ADVISORY COMMITTEE (SAAC): Representatives from each varsity team comprise the SAAC, which is designed to enhance the total studentathlete experience by promoting opportunity, protecting student-athlete welfare, and fostering a positive student-athlete image. The Committee is an invaluable resource for promoting communication between athletics administration and student-athletes; promoting communication between athletics and campus-wide administration; providing feedback and insight, as well as soliciting responses into department issues and proposed NCAA legislation; building a sense of community within the athletics program involving all athletics teams; organizing community service projects and eﬀorts; creating a vehicle for student-athlete representation on campus-wide committees; serving as a collective voice of campus student-athletes; and disseminating information to the student-athlete body. OTHER PROGRAMMING: The Department of Athletics, through the identification of outside speakers and periodic “Brown Bag Luncheons,” thrives to enhance the quality of the student-athlete experience as well as to educate student-athletes on a variety of issues that may aﬀect them throughout their collegiate career. Some recent topics of interest have been alcohol, nutrition, body image, hazing, sexuality, diversity, career development, study skills, religious life and gambling.
2008, 2009 & 2010 All-American AUSTIN WINTER
2009-10 Academic All-District SHERRY FINKEL
2009 & 2010 All-American RICHIE HYDEN
2009-10 Academic All-District BEN ALLEN
2010 PL Field Athlete of Year CHELSEY MUSANTE
2009 All-American PL Offensive Player of Year CONOR O’BRIEN
2009-10 Academic All-District PL Scholar-Athlete of Year LINDSAY SMITH
Five-time Patriot League Champions (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010)
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Quick Facts University iversity Information Location: Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, 17837 Founded: 1846 as the University at Lewisburg Enrollment: 3,583 Nickname: Bison Colors: Orange and Blue Affiliation: NCAA Division 1 Conference: Patriot League (Bucknell, Colgate, Holy Cross, Lehigh, Navy, MIT) President: John Bravman Director of Athletics: John P. Hardt
Women’s Rowing Information Head Coach: Stephen Kish (Bucknell ’92) Assistant Coaches: Dan Wolleben, Rebecca Smith, Jamie Spoto Women’s Rowing Phone: 570-577-3243 Women’s Rowing E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Women’s Rowing Address: Bucknell Women’s Rowing, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA 17837 Web Site: www.BucknellBison.com
Athletic Communications Women’s Rowing Contact: Todd Merriett Office Phone: 570-577-3488 Cell Phone: 570-428-5393 Fax: 570-577-1660 E-mail: email@example.com
Application Information Admissions Phone: 570-577-1101 Application Deadlines: Regular Decision - Jan. 1, 2011; Early Decision I - Nov. 15, 2010; Early Decision II - Jan. 1, 2011; Financial Aid - Nov. 15 (ED)/Jan. 1 (Reg.)
Credits: The 2010-11 2010 11 Bucknell Women’s Rowing Media Guide was written, edited and designed by Todd Merriett, Bucknell Assistant Director of Athletic Communications. Editing assistance provided by Becky Hart. Photography provided by Marc Hagemeier.
2010-11 Bucknell has Students from 46 states and 58 Countries
2009-10 Season in Review
2010-11 Season Preview
Another year; another list of championships, trophies and medals k ll women’s ’ rowing i program. The Th Bison Bi h b th for the Bucknell have been the most decorated Patriot League squad, and possibly the most honored Bucknell program as well, over the last half decade, and that did n change in 2009-10. not Highlighting the accomp plishments last year was a fifth c consecutive Patriot League t title for the Bison. Bucknell set a league record with 35 team p points, edging out runner-up N Navy by four points in the t team standings. The varsity 2010 seniors celebrate another PL title. e eight was honored with the B Boat of the Year citation for a f fifth straight year and head coach Stephen Kish garnered his fourth Coach of the Year honor. A record seven Bison earned All-Patriot League honors, including four first-teamers. In addition to its annual Patriot League title, Bucknell won the team crown at the Occoquan Sprints, captured a fourth straight Murphy Cup, won the New England/Mid-Atlantic Regional for the third time in four years, participated in the prestigious Eastern Sprints for a second time in three years, sent two boats to the IRA Lightweight National Championship Regatta for the first time in program history, raced against two of top three teams at NCAA Championships (Princeton, Virginia) and rowed opposite Ivy League crews Dartmouth, Penn, Princeton and Radcliffe less than 24 hours before competing in the Patriot League Championships. A long list of individual awards were also earned by Bucknell rowers in 2010. Heading the accomplishments was Second Team All-Patriot League honoree Elizabeth Regan’s selection as the Patriot League Women’s Rowing Scholar-Athlete of the Year. She was also one of nine Bison to be named Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) National Scholar-Athletes. Victoria Dudley, Olivia Knodt, Jillian O’Mara, Mary Wilson, Christina Cabiati and Kerry Sullivan joined Regan on the All-Patriot League teams as Bucknell’s seven selections were an all-time record. Knodt, Meghan O’Reilly and Kim Weaver also earned impressive national individual honors. Knodt became the ninth different Bison to earn CRCA All-Mid-Atlantic plaudits in the last four years, while Meghan O’Reilly was named a CRCA Lightweight All-American, marking the fourth straight campaign at least one Bison was recognized. Like Patriot League Scholar-Athlete Regan, Weaver was honored for her academics as she was named Academic All-District II. The 2010 graduate was just the fifth person in program history to be cited.
Bucknell’s women’s rowing program has gone through a period th last l t decade d d and d there th i no reason to t of rapid improvementt over the is think that progression will stop anytime soon. Fifteenth-year head coach Stephen Kish knows the 2010-11 Bison will continue to build on the foundation that has been laid by the more than a quarter-century of Bucknell rowers that have already passed through the program. With new milestones in reach, including a possible NCAA berth, the Bison have their usual difficult schedule ahead of them. NCAA Championship participants Clemson and Ohio State highlight the slate, while new opponents Iowa and Louisville should provide some exciting competition for Bucknell. After the fall training period, the Bison will make the first of their two trips south for a winter training trip to Elberton, Ga., in January. Two months later the squad will head south for another alwaysproductive week in Elberton. The Bison will race at Clemson on Lake Hartwell on their way back north. Bucknell, which has three ACC teams on its 2011 schedule, will have raced against five of the six ACC squads at least once since 2008. The final weekend in March features the Murphy Cup, an event the Bison have won four years running. Bucknell then returns to its unofficial home course on Pinchot Lake in Lewisberry, Pa., to face Penn and Duke. The Bison made the hour trek south for the first time in 2010 and dominated races against Old Dominion, Rhode Island and first-time opponent Kansas. Bucknell then returns to the Griggs Reservoir in Columbus, Ohio, to face 2010 NCAA participant Ohio State, Iowa and Louisville. The Bison last raced at the location in 2009 when they took on strong competition in Ohio State, Michigan and Michigan State. The final tuneup for the championship portion of the schedule takes place April 16 on the Susquehanna River in Shamokin Dam, Pa., when Bucknell hosts North Carolina and Old Dominion in its only true home event of the campaign. The Patriot League Championships are on the schedule for the following Sunday. The event returns to its original location on Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester, Mass., after three years on the Cooper River in New Jersey. The Bison will be aiming for their sixth consecutive crown and will have a full eight days of rest beforehand, rather than the less than 24-hour breather they had in 2010. Six days later the ECAC New England/Mid-Atlantic Regional will take place. The Bison will be trying to capture the overall trophy for the fourth time in five years. After a one-year hiatus, Bucknell returns to the two-day Dad Vail Regatta (May 13-14) on the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia. The Bison last competed at the historic event in 2009, and the lightweight eight captured a gold medal. On May 15, Bucknell could make its third appearance in four years at the Eastern Sprints. The Bison, who must qualify for the prestigious event, competed at it in 2008 and 2010. Bucknell, which has been ranked at or near the top of the MidA Atlantic Region each of the last four years, should have a legitimate s shot at the NCAA Championships in 2011. The event will be held the f final weekend of May in California. The addition of more coaches in recent years as well as a heighte ened level of recruiting are just a couple of changes the Bucknell w women’s rowing program has undergone. Another recent change i the addition of sculling, something that is rare in college rowing. is S Sculling is the best way to develop a young rower because it utilizes f fine motor skills through the use of two oars, in comparison to sweep r rowing, where each rower has one large oar. The skills gained from s sculling during the fall pay dividends in the spring. The Bison first s sculled in 2005 with the addition of 10 sculling boats. The team memb bers will once again be seen sculling on the Susquehanna in 2010-11 a they prepare to raise their level of success even higher. as
The 2009-10 Bison
Three-time ECAC New England/Mid-Atlantic Regional Champions (2007, 2008, 2010)
Christina Cabiati Senior Arlington, Va. Washington-Lee 2010: Six seat in the Second Varsity Eight ... helped boat to a victory in the petite final at the Eastern Sprints ... led boat to first-place finish in the grand final at the New England/Mid-Atlantic Regional ... also won heat to earn grand final berth ... part of boat that won Patriot League race by widest margin in league history ... helped team to fifth consecutive Patriot League title ... beat Penn and Dartmouth and took second to Princeton in late April ... defeated Varsity Eight and MIT in lone home race of campaign ... claimed victories over Rhode Island, Old Dominion and Kansas ... won heat and grand final at the Murphy Cup, helping Bison to fourth consecutive overall points trophy ... one of three Bucknell boats to win heat at Occoquan Sprints ... finished second to Virginia in season-opening race ... Second Team All-Patriot League selection. 2009: Eight seat in the Second Varsity Eight ... helped team to a second-place finish at ECAC Metro Championship ... won Patriot League Championship race by four seconds over Navy, contributing to a fourth straight team Patriot League Championship ... won Murphy Cup ... rowed past MIT and North Carolina ... Patriot League Academic Honor Roll member. 2008: Six seat of the Novice Eight ... recorded wins over North Carolina, George Mason, and Delaware ... placed a program-best second at the Murphy Cup, contributing to the second consecutive Team Points Trophy ... earned Bucknell’s first-ever medal in the Dad Vail Novice Eight event, placing third ... after falling to Navy at the Patriot League Championships, came back to beat the Mids at the Eastern Sprints, trailing only Penn for a second place-finish in the Petite Final, which contributed to an eighth-place team finish out of 18 at Bucknell’s first team appearance at the Sprints. High School: Member of the Thompson’s Boat Center Competitive Rowing Team and Washington and Lee High School Rowing Team ... second in the Varsity 8+ at the Virginia State Championship as a junior ... second at USRowing Nationals and fifth at Canadian Henley in the Varsity 8+ as a rising junior ... second at USRowing Nationals in the Varsity 8+ as a rising sophomore ... first chair flute in All-District Honor Band in 2005 ... honor roll student. Personal: Full name is Christina Alexis Cabiati ... daughter of John and Susan Cabiati ... born Sept. 27, 1989 ... has a brother, Nicholas ... majoring in management.
Allegra Colandro Senior Woodbridge, Conn. Amity Regional 2010: Member of the Second Varsity Four for a second consecutive year ... rowed predominantly in the four seat ... finished third in petite final at Eastern Sprints ... placed third in grand final at New England/Mid-Atlantic Regional behind only Bucknell Varsity Four and Navy Varsity Four ... defeated two Penn boats in late-April race ... took second to Kansas ... rowed in bow seat at Murphy Cup, helping Second Varsity Four to first-place finish in heat and fifth-place showing in final ... Bison won overall points trophy for fourth straight year ... rowed as part of Third Varsity Eight at Occoquan Sprints, helping boat to first-place finish in heat and third-place showing in final ... also part of Third Varsity Eight in season-opening race against Virginia ... member of Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.
2009: Second Varsity Four member ... rowed past Robert Morris ... Patriot League Academic Honor Roll member. 2008: Spent time as a novice rower. High School: Member of the Saugatuck Rowing Club ... captain of the team her senior year ... third in the Varsity 8+ and second in the Second Varsity 4+ at the William and Sarah Cooper Cup as a senior ... first in the Varsity 8+ at the Connecticut Nutmeg Games ... placed sixth in the Novice 8+ at Northeast Junior Regionals ... third at the 2007 Connecticut Indoor Championships ... three-sport athlete at Amity High School, lettering in soccer, track and basketball ... honor roll student ... took eight years of art lessons and nine years of classical piano. Personal: Full name is Allegra Barry Conroy Colandro ... daughter of Frank Colandro and Lisa Hylwa ... born April 30, 1989 ... majoring in English and political science.
Lindsay Cover Senior Harrisburg, Pa. Susquehanna Township 2010: Four seat of the Varsity Four ... won the petite final at the Eastern Sprints by nearly 10 seconds ... won heat and grand final at New England/Mid-Atlantic Regional ... defeated Navy in grand final by nearly four seconds ... helped Bison to fifth consecutive Patriot League title with a second-place showing at Patriot League Championships ... defeated Penn and raced close with Princeton and Dartmouth ... swept Kansas, Rhode Island and Old Dominion ... won heat and took third in final at Murphy Cup, helping Bison to a fourth consecutive overall points trophy ... rowed as part of Third Varsity Eight at Occoquan Sprints, helping boat to first-place finish in heat and third-place showing in final ... also part of Third Varsity Eight in season-opening race against Virginia ... member of Patriot League Academic Honor Roll. 2009: Varsity Four/Second Varsity Four member ... contributed to Murphy Cup team title ... rowed past Robert Morris. 2008: Stroke seat and two seat of the Novice Four ... recorded wins over North Carolina, George Mason, Delaware, Buffalo, George Washington, Dayton and West Virginia ... won the Murphy Cup, giving Bucknell the Novice Four title for the second year in a row ... part of Bucknell’s best-ever Novice showing at the Dad Vail Regatta. High School: Four-year member of cross country team at Susquehanna Township High School ... also played soccer for three years ... two-year cross country team captain and one-year soccer team captain. Personal: Full name is Lindsay Allison Cover ... daughter of Michael Persona Cover ... born Aug. 10, 1988 in Harrisburg, Pa. ... has a and Rebecca Reb brother, brother r Christopher ... majoring in neuroscience.
The varsity four following its second-place ﬁnish at the PL Championships.
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Senior San Francisco, Calif. St. Ignatius Prep
Senior Watertown, N.Y. Phillips Exeter Academy
2010: Six seat for the Varsity Eight for a second straight year ... fifth at the Eastern Sprints ... Patriot League champion and member of the Patriot League Boat of the Year for a second time ... helped Bison to fifth consecutive Patriot League team title ... won heat and grand final at New England/Mid-Atlantic Regional ... raced against Princeton, Dartmouth and Penn ... defeated MIT, Kansas and Old Dominion ... won heat and final at Murphy Cup to help Varsity Eight claim first at the event four years running ... also won heat and final at Occoquan Sprints ... opened season with a third-place showing at No. 3 Virginia ... First Team All-Patriot League selection. 2009: Six seat for the Varsity Eight ... second at the ECAC Metro Championship ... Patriot League champion and member of Patriot League Boat of the Year ... won Murphy Cup ... rowed past Cornell, MIT, and North Carolina ... Patriot League Academic Honor Roll member. 2008: Four seat of the Varsity Eight ... beat a long list of competitors to finish 9-2 on the season ... won the Murphy Cup to contribute to the second consecutive team points title ... won the Knecht Cup, which qualified the entire team to compete for the first time at the prestigious Women’s Eastern Sprints ... led the Bison to their third Patriot League Championship in as many years with a staggering almost 15second victory over Navy, earning the Boat of the Year accolades for the third year in a row ... won the ECAC Metro Championship for the second year in a row and contributed to another sweep of the varsity events and the team points title ... raced an incredible stroke-forstroke race with Dartmouth to the line at Eastern Sprints to finish just 0.1 second out of first, garnering second in the Petite Final and leading the Bison to an eighth-place finish out of 18 teams ... earned Bison Athlete of the Week Honors in April after the Patriot League victory ... honored as an Athlete of the Month at the Women In Sports March Luncheon ... traveled to England and raced at the Reading Amateur Regatta and the Henley Women’s Regatta ... defeated Boston University in the Elite Eight final at the Reading Amateur Regatta. High School: Member of the St. Ignatius College Prep. women’s rowing team ... third in the Varsity 8+ at Youth Nationals as a senior ... second in the Varsity 8+ at Southwest Junior Regionals as a senior ... three-seat of the Varsity 8+ placing 6th at the San Diego Crew Classic in her junior year ... rowed at USRowing Junior National Team Women’s Development Camp, summer 2005, and placed first at Independence Day Regatta in the Junior B 4+ and first and second at USRowing Nationals in the Jr. B 8+ and 4+, respectively ... placed fourth in the Varsity 8+ at Southwest Jr. Regionals as a sophomore ... placed second in the Freshman 8+ at Southwest Jr. Regionals ... elected team captain her sophomore year ... dancer in numerous San Francisco performances since age three ... representative on student council. Personal: Full name is Victoria Amanda Dudley ... daughter of Timothy and Susan Dudley ... born on Aug. 11, 1989 ... has a brother, Joseph, who used to be a member of the rowing team at Gonzaga University ... majoring in education.
2010: 2 010: Patriot P League Academic Honor Roll member ... acted as a tteam manager for most of the year for a second straight campaign due to an injury. 2009: Patriot League Academic Honor Roll member ... acted as a team manager for most of the year due to an injury. 2008: Three seat of the Varsity Four and Second Varsity Eight ... beat Buffalo, Georgetown, Dayton and George Washington and won the Murphy Cup, contributing to Bucknell’s second consecutive team points trophy while in the Second Varsity Eight ... in the Varsity Four: beat North Carolina, Delaware, George Mason and West Virginia and placed second at the Patriot League Championship to help the team to its third consecutive title ... won the ECAC Metro Championship, helping Bucknell to its second consecutive title ... won the Petite Final of the Eastern Sprints by open water, avenging the earlier-season loss to Navy ... traveled to Women’s Henley Regatta as a spare. High School: Member of the Phillips Exeter Academy Rowing Team ... won NEIRA in the Varsity 8+ as a senior ... fourth in the Varsity 8+ at Youth Nationals as a senior ... 2006 New England Champion in the Third Varsity 8+ ... active in student council, the school newspaper as a photographer, and many singing groups including glee club and a capella ... received high academic honors. Personal: Full name is Anna Allison Johnson ... daughter of Harold and Susan Johnson ... born Dec. 29, 1987 ... has a brother, Alec, and a sister, Leslie ... majoring in English and psychology.
Taylor Jordan Senior Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Pine Crest 2010: Spent first half of year as four seat of Second Varsity Eight ... moved up to Varsity Eight prior to mid-April matchup with MIT ... fifth at the Eastern Sprints ... Patriot League champion and member of the Patriot League Boat of the Year for a second time ... helped Bison to fifth consecutive Patriot League team title ... won heat and grand final at New England/Mid-Atlantic Regional ... raced against Princeton, Dartmouth and Penn ... defeated MIT ... as part of Second Varsity Eight, posted victories over Old Dominion and Rhode Island, captured first-place trophies at the Occoquan Sprints and Murphy Cup and finished second to Virginia ... Patriot League Academic Honor Roll member. 2009: Four seat for the Varsity Eight ... second at the ECAC Metro Championship ... Patriot League Champion and member of Patriot League Boat of the Year ... won Murphy Cup ... rowed past MIT, o Cornell, and North Carolina ... Patriot League Academic Honor Roll C member. m 2008: Stroke of the Second Varsity Eight ... beat North Carolina, 2 George Mason, Delaware, Buffalo, Georgetown, Dayton, George G Washington and West Virginia ... raced Ohio State, Michigan, and W Tennessee, leading Michigan ... won the Murphy Cup to help the T tteam to its second consecutive team points trophy ... placed second at the Patriot League Championship to contribute to the third cona ssecutive Patriot League title for the Bison ... came from behind to win the ECAC Metro Championship and contribute to a sweep of the w varsity events and second consecutive points trophy ... finished third v
Varsity Eight: Five-Time Patriot League Boat of the Year (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010) in the petite final of the Eastern Sprints behind league foes Princeton and Penn and ahead of Patriot League rival Navy ... traveled to England and raced at the Reading Amateur Regatta and the Henley Women’s Regatta ... defeated University College of Dublin in the Senior 2 Eight final at the Reading Amateur Regatta. High School: Member of the Pine Crest High School Rowing Team ... rowed all four years in the Varsity 8+, stroke and team captain her senior year ... placed second at both Hood Cup and the Miami International Regatta ... placed third at OARS Regatta ... won the South Florida Championships and petite final of States ... placed first in Florida and seventh nationally in the Varsity 8+ as a freshman ... placed third in Florida in the Varsity 8+ as a junior ... third in the 500-meter team relay at Southern Sprints ... member of the Spanish Honor Society and Students Against Drunk Driving. Personal: Full name is Taylor Jordan ... daughter of Jim and Janet Jordan ... born Oct. 7, 1988 ... has two brothers, Eric and Jimmy, and two sisters, Alison and Spencer... majoring in elementary education.
Allison Martens Senior Hughesville, Pa. Blair Academy 2010: Seven seat in the Lightweight Eight ... placed fifth at the IRA Lightweight National Championship Regatta ... also took fifth at the Eastern Sprints ... competing as Third Varsity Eight, took third at New England/Mid-Atlantic Regional ... defeated Radcliffe’s second varsity eight ... posted 20-second victory over Kansas in first-ever meeting with Jayhawks ... won grand final at Murphy Cup, helping team to fourth consecutive overall points trophy ... finished fourth in finals of second varsity eight race at Occoquan Sprints ... raced against nationally ranked Virginia to open season ... member of Patriot League Academic Honor Roll. 2009: Second Varsity Eight member ... won Patriot League Championship race by four seconds over Navy, contributing to a fourth straight team Patriot League title ... won Murphy Cup ... rowed Past Cornell, MIT and North Carolina. 2008: Bow seat of the Varsity Four and Varsity Lightweight Eight... earned the silver medal in the Novice Lightweight event at the Erg Armageddon ... recorded victories over North Carolina, Delaware, George Mason, Buffalo, MIT, Dayton, West Virginia and had a very impressive win over Tennessee ... won the Murphy Cup in the Varsity Lightweight Four event to help contribute to Bucknell’s second consecutive team points trophy ... placed second at the Patriot League Championship to help the team to its third consecutive title ... won the ECAC Metro Championship, helping Bucknell to its second consecutive title ... won the Petite Final of the Eastern Sprints by open water, avenging the earlier-season loss to Navy ... beat Buffalo and Lehigh in the Lightweight Eight and helped Bucknell to a fourth-place finish at the IRA National Championship Regatta. High School: Member of the Blair Academy rowing, soccer and track teams ... won the Lightweight 4+ at the Mercer Lake Sprints as a senior ... third as a junior and fourth as a senior in the the Lightweight 4+ at the Stotesbury Cup Regatta ... New Jersey All-Prep Selection for soccer as a sophomore ... varsity soccer captain as a senior ... recipient of the Smith Book Award, the Howard Prize and the Blair Academy Vocal Prize ... Headmaster’s List as a junior ... Scholar’s List as a senior ... prefect at Blair Academy as a senior ... won a total of 10 varsity letters between three sports. Personal: Full name is Allison Martens ... daughter of William and Melissa Martens ... born March 25, 1988 ... has a sister, Beth ... majoring in biology.
Caitlyn Oster Senior Westfield, N.J. Westfield 2010: Member of the Lightweight Four ... rowed to a third-place finish at Eastern Sprints ... placed second in varsity four petite final at New England/Mid-Atlantic Regional ... took second to Princeton and defeated Radcliffe ... defeated Rhode Island by more than 20 seconds ... claimed second in both heat and final at the Murphy Cup ... also took second at Occoquan Sprints. 2009: Winner of the Dad Vail Regatta, leading to the boat’s selection as Damon’s Bison Athlete of the Week ... won Murphy Cup ... rowed past MIT and North Carolina. 2008: Seven seat of the Second Novice Eight/Novice Lightweight Eight and Three seat of the Varsity Lightweight Eight ... raced competitive teams from around the country including NCAA competitors Virginia, Ohio State and Michigan ... came from behind to earn the silver medal in the Novice Lightweight 8 at the Dad Vail Regatta contributing to the program-best finish in the Novice events at the regatta ... beat Lehigh in the Varsity Lightweight Eight and helped Bucknell to a fourth-place finish at the IRA National Championship. High School: Member of swimming team at Westfield High School ... helped squad to state title in 2007. Personal: Full name is Caitlyn Margaret Oster ... daughter of Mike and Peggy Oster ... born Oct. 3, 1989 in Summit, N.J. ... has three brothers, Michael, Kevin and Brendan, and one sister, Emily ... brother, Michael, will swim for Middlebury College in 2010-11 ... majoring in management.
Christa Rotolo Senior Ridgefield, Conn. Canterbury School 2010: Member of the Second Varsity Four ... rowed predominantly in the first seat ... finished third in petite final at Eastern Sprints ... placed third in grand final at New England/Mid-Atlantic Regional behind only Bucknell Varsity Four and Navy Varsity Four ... defeated two Penn boats in late-April race ... took second to Kansas. 2009: Won the Dad Vail Regatta, propelling the boat to be named Damon’s Bison Athlete of the Week ... won Murphy Cup ... rowed Past MIT and North Carolina. 2008: Member of the Second Novice Eight/Novice Lightweight Eight ... raced competitive teams from all over the country, including NCAA competitor Virginia ... came from behind to earn the silver medal in the Novice Lightweight Eight at the Dad Vail Regatta, contributing to the program’s best-ever finish in the Novice events at the regatta. High School: Three-sport star at Centerbury School ... earned three varsity letters in basketball, soccer and tennis ... Connecticut Girls Soccer Coaches Association Scholar-Athlete recipient ... Charles R. Huntington Girls Scholar-Athlete Award ... Horace E. Tennes Girls Tennis Award ... tennis MVP ... No. 1 singles player in tennis ... tennis team captain ... basketball team captain ... earned soccer Coach’s Award. Personal: Full name is Christa Rotolo ... daughter of Robert Rotolo and Dorothy Forte-Rotolo ... born Feb. 24, 1989 in Westchester, N.Y. ... has one brother, Alexander ... majoring in civil engineering.
17th Among U.S. Liberal Arts Colleges for the Number of Graduates Receiving Doctorates
Carol Schoenecker Senior Pittsburgh, Pa. Fox Chapel 2010: Three seat for the Varsity Eight for a third straight year ... fifth at the Eastern Sprints ... Patriot League champion and member of the Patriot League Boat of the Year for a third time ... helped Bison to fifth consecutive Patriot League team title ... won heat and grand final at New England/Mid-Atlantic Regional ... raced against Princeton, Dartmouth and Penn ... defeated MIT, Kansas and Old Dominion ... won heat and final at Murphy Cup to help Varsity Eight claim first at the event four years running ... also won heat and final at Occoquan Sprints ... opened season with a third-place showing at No. 3 Virginia ... member of Patriot League Academic Honor Roll. 2009: Three seat in the Varsity Eight ... second at the ECAC Metro Championship ... selected member of the CRCA All-Mid-Atlantic Second Team ... Patriot League Champion and member of Patriot League Boat of the Year ... won Murphy Cup ... rowed past Cornell, MIT, and North Carolina ... Patriot League Academic Honor Roll member ... won, and set a new school record, at the Bucknell Erg Armageddon for the second straight year. 2008: Three seat of the Varsity Eight ... won and set a new record in the Novice Openweight event at the Erg Armageddon ... beat a long list of competitors to finish 9-2 on the season ... won the Murphy Cup to contribute to the second consecutive team points title ... won the Knecht Cup, which qualified the entire team to compete for the first time for the prestigious Women’s Eastern Sprints ... lead the Bison to the third Patriot League Championship in as many years with a staggering almost 15-second victory over Navy, earning the Boat of the Year accolades for the third year in a row ... won the ECAC Metro Championship for the second year in a row and contributed to another sweep of the varsity events and the team points title ... raced an incredible stroke-for-stroke race with Dartmouth to the line at Eastern Sprints to finish just 0.1 second out of first, garnering second in the petite final and leading the Bison to an eighth-place finish out of 18 teams ... earned Bison Athlete of the Week Honors in April after the Patriot League victory ... honored as the Freshman of the Year at the team’s annual awards banquet ... traveled to England and raced at the Reading Amateur Regatta and the Henley Women’s Regatta ... defeated Boston University in the Elite Eight final at the Reading Amateur Regatta. High School: Member of the Fox Chapel High School Rowing Team ... second in the Varsity 4+ and third in the Varsity 8+ at the Midwest Scholastic Rowing Championships as a senior ... qualified for Youth Nationals in the Varsity 4+ as a senior ... first in the Varsity 4+ at Scholastic Sprints as a junior a .... first in both the Varsity 8+ and 4+ at the Head of the Ohio as a 4 jjunior ... first in the Varsity 4+ at tthe Speakmon Regatta and in the Varsity 8+ at Scholastic Sprints V as a sophomore ... third in the a Varsity 4+ at Midwest ScholasV ttic Rowing Championships and eighth at Scholastic Nationals ... e member of the National Honor m Society and US Rowing SchoS llastic honor roll ... violinist and member of the school orchestra. m Personal: Full name is Carol P Elizabeth Schoenecker ... daughE tter of Thomas and Mary Schoenecker ... born April 27, 1989 ... n has a sister, Rebekah ... majoring h iin classics and history.
Bucknell Athletics Mission Statement The Department of Athletics and Recreation strives to set the standard of excellence for intercollegiate and intramural programs in higher education, thereby advancing and drawing attention to the mission, core values, and educational goals of Bucknell University. The Department believes that student-athletes’ academic programs must be their first priority. It is therefore committed to maintaining Bucknell’s high national ranking for student-athletes’ graduation rates and for producing Academic All-Americans, and to continued leadership of the Patriot League in Academic Honor Roll nominations, based on grade-point averages. The coaches’ and staff’s paramount responsibility is maintaining academic priorities and supporting student-athletes’ education, even while providing the rigorous and serious NCAA Division I athletic opportunities Bucknell student-athletes seek. Further, the Department promotes the personal growth of studentathletes and the general student body by encouraging personal health, development, and balance among intellectual, social, civic, and physical pursuits; by celebrating challenge and competition; and by preparing participants for service and leadership in the world. Coaches and staff direct a rich array of athletic programs and recreational opportunities aimed at increasing student engagement, as well as strengthening character, healthy living, teamwork, sportsmanship, and spirit. In creating shared experiences for students, faculty, and staff, as well as alumni, family, and friends, the Department’s programs add substantially to Bucknell’s sense of community and foster life-long relationships with Bucknell. The Department embraces the University’s decision to compete at the highest extramural level, in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Division I membership is valuable not only because this level of competition maximally challenges studentathletes, but also because it signals clearly Bucknell’s high standards and seriousness of purpose in all extracurricular endeavors and it helps position Bucknell apart from other National Liberal Arts Colleges. Likewise, the competitive success the Department seeks, measured in part by consistent contention for the Patriot League Presidents’ Cup, reflects positively upon Bucknell’s student-athletes and the University alike, and it brings distinction and national recognition to Bucknell. A student-centered operation, the Department is committed to providing equitable opportunities to women and men, as well as members of minority and majority groups of all kinds. The Department subscribes to, and complies with, all principles and regulations of the Patriot
Women’s Rowing Mission Statement We, the women of Bucknell Women’s Rowing, are a team built on a foundation of unity and trust. We respectfully commit to the highest level of motivation, education, and personal growth in our lasting efforts to achieve Competitive Greatness. We will build a positive, spirited and enriching atmosphere, while pushing ourselves and each other to new levels of confidence and awareness. On the water and in the classroom, we believe our efforts will create a Tradition of Excellence.
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Stephen Kish: Seven Coach of the Year Awards in the Last Five Years
Stephen Kish Head Coach Bucknell ’92 15th Year at Bucknell The 2009-10 campaign was the 14th for Stephen Kish as head coach of the Bucknell women’s rowing team. A 1992 Bucknell graduate and native of Miami, Fla. (Palmetto High School), Kish served as president of Bucknell rowing his senior year and received the Most Valuable Rower award, as well. After graduation, Kish remained in Lewisburg to serve as an assistant coach under Jimmy King `90. In 1993 Kish relocated to New England, where he served as head coach at the University of Rhode Island, supervising three assistant coaches and over 70 rowers in the men’s and women’s programs. Kish led three crews to medals at the New England Championships in 1995, and the men’s novice eight placed fourth at the Champion International Collegiate Regatta. Since Kish returned to lead the Bison program in 1996, the women’s rowing team has made a name for itself. The team has had unmatched success over the last half-decade, winning five consecutive Patriot League Championships, earning the ECAC Metro Championship three times and claiming the 2007 IRA Lightweight National Championship, the first national title in school history. In 2007, Kish led the Bison rowing team to its best year yet. The squad swept all three events at the Patriot League Championship for the first time and went on the following weekend to sweep the varsity events at the ECAC Metro Championship and win the Overall Points Trophy. Coaching primarily the varsity eight, Kish helped the boat to an impressive 8-1 record, including a season-opening victory at the Murphy Cup Regatta. Additionally, the lightweight eight won the IRA National Championship Regatta. The 2008 campaign featured additional success as Kish led Bucknell to its third consecutive Patriot League title, another ECAC Metro Championship, a second straight Murphy Cup title, a victory at the Knecht Cup and a fourth-place showing at the IRA Regatta, the lightweight boat’s third consecutive berth in the grand final at the event. The Bison faced their most challenging schedule during Kish’s tenure and the varsity eight posted a strong 9-2 record, going more than two months between losses. Among the most impressive feats of the 2008 campaign was a berth in the Eastern Sprints for
Stephen Kish with assistants Dan Wolleben and Rebecca Smith.
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the first time in program history. Kish led the team to an eighth-place finish out of 18 teams, including three that ended the year nationally ranked. More success followed in 2009 as Kish upgraded the Bison’s schedule. During the regular season alone the squad faced five of the top-10 teams from the NCAA Championships. A productive postseason followed as Bucknell won another Patriot League title, finished second to Princeton at the ECAC Metro Championship and posted the secondbest showing in program history at the IRA Lightweight National ChampiStephen Kish accepts the Murphy Cup in 2008. onships with a runner-up finish. The foundation Kish has laid continued in 2010 as the Bison won a fifth consecutive Patriot League title, had another strong showing at Eastern Sprints, faced three NCAA Championship teams, sent two boats to the IRA National Championship Regatta and claimed the New England/Mid-Atlantic Regional (ECAC) title. Additonally, the Bison had continued success at the Murphy Cup, adding a fourth title. Among the teams Bucknell rowed against were Virginia, Kansas, Princeton, Penn, Dartmouth and Radcliffe. Kish has also overseen the program’s three trips to the Henley Women’s Regatta (2000, 2004 and 2008) and its 10 varsity medals (four gold, five silver, one bronze) at the Dad Vail Regatta. Kish’s achievements as head coach have not gone unnoticed. The veteran mentor has claimed seven coach of the year awards since 2006. He was named the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) Mid-Atlantic Region Coach of the Year in 2007 and 2008 and earned the CRCA Lightweight Coach of the Year trophy in 2007. Additionally, Kish, who has seen the varsity eight named the league’s Boat of the Year five ttimes, was named PaKish File ttriot League Coach of tthe Year in 2006, 2007, Education 2 2009 and 2010. High School: Palmetto High School Recent program (Miami, Fla.) ’88 d developments unCollege: Bucknell ’92 d der Kish include the c construction of a Coaching Experience b boathouse; a muchBucknell: 1992-93, Novice Women’s iimproved equipment Coach iinventory, including q quadruple sculls and Rhode Island: 1993-96, Head Coach ssingles; a full-time, Bucknell: 1996-Pres., Head Coach ffour-person coachAwards iing staff and an everiincreasing number Patriot League Coach of the Year: o of opportunities for 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010 B Bucknell studentCRCA Mid-Atlantic Region Coach of a athletes to develop as the Year: 2007, 2008 lleaders. CRCA Lightweight Coach of the Year: 2007
2010-11 95 Percent of First-Year Students Return as Sophomores
Assistant Coach Fordham ’04 Fourth Year at Bucknell
Assistant Coach Holy Cross ’02 Second Year at Bucknell
Dan Wolleben is in his fourth year at Bucknell. In his first year he worked primarily with the novice group of rowers, while the last two campaigns have seen him acting as the varsity assistant coach. In his first year, Wolleben helped the novices finish the season with the largest squad in recent memory with two eights and a four. Throughout the spring, each of the three novice boats turned in great performances, including an inspiring outing by the novice eight against Ohio State and Michigan. The Bison led the first half of the race and finished third to the Buckeyes by just one-half of a second. At the Dad Vail Regatta, Wolleben led the novice eight to a thirdplace finish and a bronze medal, marking the best performance in program history. Later in the year at the Eastern Sprints the novice eight once again made history, defeating Navy. It was the first-ever victory for the Bison novice eight over the Mids. The last two years, Wolleben has worked with head coach Stephen Kish and the varsity squad throughout the fall and winter, and then primarily with the novice eight and lightweight eight throughout the spring season. Highlights during the 2009 spring season for the novice eight were a win at the ECAC Metro League Championship, wins over Patriot League rival Navy at the Murphy Cup and Patriot League Challenge, along with victories over national powers Radcliffe, Ohio State and Michigan State. Highlights for the lightweight eight under Wolleben’s tutelage included a win at the Murphy Cup and Bucknell’s second-ever victory at the Dad Vail Regatta. Wolleben was an accomplished rower at Fordham, where he graduated from in 2004. The two-year team captain helped lead the Rams to three Dad Vail Regatta gold medals, one ECAC National Championship varsity lightweight eight gold and three New York State Championships first-place finishes. He also posted a victory at the Senior Men’s Lightweight Four at U.S. Rowing Nationals. Additionally, he helped Fordham’s open four and varsity four to a pair of top-six showings at the IRA Regatta. Following graduation, Wolleben spent three years as the head men’s rowing coach at the Fordham Prep School. In his time at the helm of the program, he helped the squad to four top-three finishes at the New York State High School Championship and the 4+ to a ninth-place showing at Scholastic Nationals. Wolleben was an assistant coach with Fordham’s women’s rowing team at the same time he headed the Fordham Prep School program. His first year he was an assistant novice women’s rowing coach, while the final two years he was the head novice women’s rowing coach and recruiting coordinator. During that time Wolleben’s main responsibility was to coach the novice eight and second varsity eight, while also assisting the head coach with the varsity eight. In 2006, Fordham’s first and second novice eight both posted their best finishes in Assistant coaches Rebecca Smith and school history at the Atlantic Dan Wolleben at the Occoquan Sprints. 10 Championships.
An accomplished rower with the United States National Team, Rebecca Smith returned to coaching in the fall of 2009 after focusing on her own career for a number of years. In 2008 alone, Smith finished fourth at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in the lightweight double, won the National Selection Regatta in the lightweight single event, earned gold medals at the Head of the Charles and Head of the Schuylkill, won gold in the lightweight quad and bronze in the open double at the U.S. Elite National Championships, helped her quad boat to a third-place showing at the World Rowing National Championships and earned the Vesper Boat Club Athlete of the Year Award. Earlier in her career, Smith finished second in the championship double at the 2006 Head of the Charles, won the 2005 Canadian Henley in the senior lightweight quad and earned a gold medal at the 2002 U.S. National Championships in the lightweight pair. No stranger to the Patriot League, Smith is a 2002 graduate of Holy Cross, where she was a member of the women’s rowing team. The two-year team captain was a First Team All-New England selection in 2002, helped the Crusaders to three consecutive Patriot League Challenge titles and led the varsity eight to a gold medal at the 2002 Avaya Collegiate Rowing Championship and to a bronze medal at the New England Championships the same year. Additionally, Smith earned the John P. Cooney Award for performing beyond expectations with courage and loyalty. Following graduation Smith spent two years as an assistant women’s rowing coach and program administrator at Holy Cross, but left that position to dedicate more time to her own rowing. At Bucknell, Smith, who owns a degree in psychology, serves as recruiting coordinator in addition to her assistant coaching duties.
Jamie Spoto Assistant Coach Indiana ’09 Second Year at Bucknell Jamie Spoto is in her second year as an assistant coach with the Bison women’s rowing program, joining the staff in August 2009. B Spoto is a 2009 graduate of Indiana University where she was a four-year member of the Hoosiers’ women’s rowing program. A scholarship student-athlete, Spoto rowed in the varsity eight her final s three years and helped the novice eight to a school-record 10 wins t and a a second-place showing at the 2006 Big Ten Championships. A native of Fairport, N.Y., Spoto rowed four years with Pittsford Crew during her high school days. She attended the Junior National C Development Camp in 2004, won the New York State Championships D in i 2005 and claimed titles at the Empire State Games three straight years (2003-2005). Additionally, Spoto was part of the double and y quad at the CanAmMex Regatta in 2004. q Spoto served as an assistant coach with Pittsford Crew’s Learn to Row Program for two summers during college and also was a prodR uct u promoter/team leader with The GMP Group, where she promoted e Gatorade products to over 600 high school student-athletes at Indiana’s summer sports camps. I Spoto owns a degree in exercise science from Indiana.
IRA Lightweight National Champions (2007); Runner-Ups (2009)
Patriot League Championship
Henley Women’s Regatta
The Patriot League Championship has been around for just six b tB k ll has h quickly i kl cemented t d its it place l th top t off the th years, but Bucknell near the standings, winning the title each of the last five years. The Bison swept all three races (varsity eight, second varsity eight, varsity four) in 2007 and 2009, while they claimed the 2006, 2008 and 2010 titles by a total of six points. Bucknell’s varsity eight earned its fifth consecutive Patriot League Boat of the Year honor in 2010, defeating second-place Navy by more than two seconds. The victory clinched the overall team title for the Bison. Each of the first three Patriot League Championships were held on Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester, Mass., while the last three versions took place on the Cooper River in Cherry Hill, N.J. The event is expected to make a return to Lake Quinsigamond in 2011.
Bucknell has traveled to England three times in the last decade to participate in the prestigious Henley Women’s Regatta. The Bison most recently made the trip in June 2008, doubling their squad size to two eights after bringing just one in 2004. In 2000, the varsity four toured for three weeks, competing at three major regattas, before culminating with a second-place finish at the Henley Women’s Regatta. To reach the finals, the varsity four had to win four head-to-head races in two days. In 2004, the varsity lightweights competed in the openweight event and won their first two races before falling in the semifinals. Of the four American universities in the event (Boston University, Harvard and Colby College were the other three), Bucknell was the only one to advance past the first round. In 2008, the Bison spent more than two weeks touring England. Their first competition of the trip was the Reading Amateur Regatta, where the varsity eight and second varsity eight both posted victories. A week later both eights as well as single Anna Johnson then competed at the Henley Women’s Regatta. Bucknell is scheduled to return to the Henley Women’s Regatta in 2012.
Eastern Sprints Bucknell made its first-ever team appearance at the Eastern l d eighth i h h out off 18 teams at the h prestigious i i Sprints in 2008 and placed event. By placing eighth, Bucknell finished ahead of traditional rowing powers Cornell and Columbia as well as Patriot League foe Navy. The regatta featured teams from the New England and Mid-Atlantic regions, including five nationally ranked squads. All eight Ivy League schools, as well as a handful of other strong teams, were part of the competition on the Cooper River. Bucknell made a second appearance at the Eastern Sprints in 2010 with the second varsity eight and varsity four posting petite-final victories.
Dad Vail Regatta Bucknell women’s n’s rowing has established itself as a force to be h Dad D d Vail V il Regatta. R tt With upwards d off 20 000 ffans, reckoned with at the 20,000 500 boats and 3,300 athletes, the Dad Vail Regatta is the largest intercollegiate regatta in the country. From 2000 to 2006, nine of Bucknell’s 16 varsity entries won medals (three golds, five silvers, one bronze). In 2008, the Bison took a new approach to the Dad Vail Regatta and gave their freshmen and novice rowers the chance to face strong competition. Highlighting the regatta was a third-place finish by the novice eight, marking its best-ever finish at the prestigious event. The lightweight eight was the only Bucknell boat to compete at the competitive event in 2009 and took first, defeating runner-up Cal by nearly six seconds in the final. After a one-year hiatus, the Dad Vail Regatta is once again on the Bison schedule in 2011.
ECAC New England/Mid-Atlantic Regional Bucknell competed at the ECAC Metro Championship for the first i i 2007 and d followed f ll d that h up with i h appearances iin 2008 and d 2009 time in 2009. The Bison won the overall points trophy their first two years, sweeping all races. In 2009, Bucknell took second overall with four boats finishing in the top two of their respective grand finals. The Bison bounced back and returned to the top of the team standings for the third time in four years in 2010 as six boats medaled in the four contested events. The ECAC Metro Championship, which is now called the New England/Mid-Atlantic Regional, takes place one week after the Patriot League Championship. In 2007, the event was held on Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester, Mass. The 2008, 2009 and 2010 competitions were held on the Cooper River in Cherry Hill, N.J.
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Lightweights The Bucknell lightweights weights have been gaining momentum over the t l fi i h att th ti l Ch i hi past decade, with a first-place finish the IRA N National Championship in 2007 serving as the highlight. That title, the first national championship in program history, featured the Bison defeating second-place Princeton by more than three seconds. The Bucknell lightweights made their first appearance in the grand final at the IRA National Championship in 2006 and have now appeared in it five consecutive years with a sixth-place finish (2006), fourth-place showing (2008), a runner-up showing (2009) and a fifthplace certificate (2010) to go along with their 2007 national title. A new addition to the Bucknell lineup at the 2010 IRA Regatta was the lightweight four, which took home a third-place medal in its first trip to the event. The 1999 squad started the recent string of successes when the varsity lightweight eight won the Patriot League Challenge and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships. The 2001 novice lightweight eight also won the Mid-Atlantics, but in the varsity event. The 2002 novice lightweights won the Dad Vail Regatta in commanding fashion and then finished third at the Eastern Sprints behind only Princeton and Wisconsin. The varsity lightweights followed with a win at the Dad Vail Regatta in 2003, making history as Bucknell’s first varsity crew to win a Dad Vail medal in an eight-oared event.
The Novice Experience At the startt of the fall semester, about one-quarter of the first-year B k ll campus will ill embark b k on a great adventure. d women on the Bucknell Their journey typically begins at the interest meeting on the first Sunday night after classes start. Inspired by the varsity team and recruited freshmen, nearly 100 women with no rowing experience join the Bison women’s rowing team. Lasting nine weeks, the fall season is designed to give walk-on student-athletes the chance to see if rowing is something they want to pursue. Sneakers in place, the women meet outside the Kenneth Langone Athletics and Recreation Center Monday through Saturday and begin to cross train. Guided by the coaching staff, freshmen are spotted runn ning, climbing the stadium steps, doing body circuits on the field and llearning to use the ergometers. Moving together, they learn the parts o of the stroke and become familiar with the terms of the sport. Soon the walk-ons find themselves transported down Route 15, h headed for the boathouse. They take oars down, carry the boat to the w water and begin to take their first unbalanced strokes. By the end of O October the group that came in with no experience finds itself rowiing confidently down the Schuylkill River, competing against novice rrowers from other teams at one of the nation’s largest races.
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Fall Rowing In the fall, the varsity ity program focuses on base aerobic training h off this hi work k in i smaller ll boats. b Th women and technique, doing much The train in singles, pairs and fours. Utilizing the smaller boats helps increase balance and body awareness while also challenging the rowers to increase their technical proficiency. The work in the smaller, unstable boats prepares the rowers for the transition into eights and fours and helps them stay motivated throughout the year by adding variety to the training program. At Bucknell, fall rowing is about building skills and maintaining a balanced collegiate lifestyle that will allow the rowers to really push themselves to peak during the spring season. Throughout the fall season the Bison may travel to regattas such as the Head of the Genesee, the Navy Day Regatta, the Head of the Charles and the Head of the Schuylkill.
Winter Training Off the water you can find the team training in a variety of locaI the h erg room, rowers will ill find fi d exclusive l i access tions on campus. In to ergometers, as well as the Bucknell Rowing Hall of Fame, detailing the exploits of crews going back to the early years of the team’s inception. For cross training, the team heads to the football stadium for stairs, the pool for aquatic cardio and the fieldhouse for everything from sprints and body circuits to crab soccer. During indoor training, rowers take the monthly Triathlon Challenge, a Saturday-morning practice that begins with a 6,000-meter row, after which rowers head to the football stadium. There, they hurry their way around the stadium, step-by-step, flight after flight. When they hit the last stair, they’re off to the bridge, running a 2.5-mile round-trip course back to the bench, where the clock stops and they count their blessings. Other highlights of the winter months include a lengthy winter training trip to locations as varied as Miami, Fla., Augusta, Ga., or Austin, Texas, and Bucknell’s own erg competition, Erg Armageddon.
Erg Armageddon The Erg Armageddon geddon provides a perfect chance for many crews ll University U i i and d measure their h i skills kill against i h to come to Bucknell other rowers during the offseason. Entering its 15th year, this race utilizes the same monitor system that is used at CRASH-B’s as well as a huge screen displaying the progress of each race. The Erg Armageddon offers events in almost all conceivable categories, from the standard 2,000-meter race to 500-meter sprints. Competition is offered for rowers and coxswains, men and women varsity, novice, lightweight and heavyweight, and there is even a special mixed-doubles event. During the racing competitors and spectators can listen to play-by-play over the public address system, and medals are presented on an awards podium for first through third. Erg Armageddon has drawn rowers and crews from Fordham, Penn State, Susquehanna, SUNY Binghamton, Franklin and Marshall, Lafayette, Lehigh, and NYU. Year after year, both personal and event records are broken as the competition pushes athletes to greater heights and prepares them for faster spring boat speed.
Spring T S Training The beginning and end of winter training is highlighted by trips to i d States S B k ll women’s ’ rowing i various parts of the U United to row. Th The Bucknell team has traveled to places such as Austin, Texas, Miami Beach, Fla., Augusta, Ga., and Elberton, Ga., in recent years to take advantage of the warm weather. The student-athletes cherish the opportunity to row on various rivers and lakes during the cold winter months. The winter training trip, which takes place during the opening weeks of January, serves as a jump start to the indoor winter training, allowing the rowers to get in a few extra strokes on the water. After two months of indoor training, the athletes will once again pack up and head south to explore a new body of water. The spring training trip takes place during Spring Break and allows the team to focus on intense training. The week-long trip includes double practices on the water as well as extensive land training. The trip culminates in a race against other crews who are also completing their spring training sessions. In 2011, Bucknell is expected to return to Elberton, Ga., a recent favorite destination, once again.
Sideline Coaches Program One off the special spec cial programs that Bucknell offers in order to ent d t thl t ’ overall ll experience i th university i it is i the th hance the student-athlete’s att the Sideline Coaches Program. The program is a truly unique initiative in Division I college athletics, and it includes the invitation of a member of the faculty, administration, staff or community by one of the 27 varsity teams. The participant has the opportunity to discuss the overall program with the respective coaching staff, including practice preparation and strategy for the upcoming contest. The sideline coach will attend a practice session where he/she will be introduced to the team and gain a truly unique insight into the relationships that exist between player-coach and player-player. In addition, the practice session allows the participant to learn coaching techniques, strategy, terminology and the athletes’ true enthusiasm for the sport. The participant will then attend the actual intercollegiate contest itself and be a part of the total event from pre-contest to post-contest, through timeout discussions and halftime teaching-learning methodology. The purpose of the Sideline Coaches Program is to foster a better u understanding by the faculty and administration of the roles played b coaches and athletes in the university’s competitive intercollegiate by a athletic arena.
Community Involvement The Bucknell knell women’s rowing team is known to be a tight-knit, s th t promotes t excellence ll b th academically d i ll and d supportive group that both a athletically within the Bucknell community. Rowers are involved beyond the team in on-campus organizations a activities such as The Giving Tree, Colleges Against Cancer, the and S Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, work-study, sororities, and thea ater, dance and music groups. Off campus, rowing team members volunteer at local animal shelt ters, are part of Head Start and student teach in area schools.
Eastern Sprints Participant (2008, 2010)
Christy Mathewson Award
In eighth grade I read a book c ll d The Th P k off B i ll called Perks Being aW Wallf flower, and I fell in love with it. It w was about growing up and the e experiences that come with it, a and there was one part that alw ways stuck out to me. The narrat describes a moment when he tor f feels infinite, a moment in which h feels he has a purpose in life he a and has connected with people i some way. I was young when I in r read this, and I really did not und derstand the meaning of this sayi ing, but I knew that I wanted to f find something that made me feel i infinite. h d for f the h feeling f li in i a lot l of places. I worked really hard in I searched school, and don’t get me wrong, getting good grades was great, but I cannot say it was truly fulfilling. I got a black belt in karate and ran a marathon, and both were awesome accomplishments, but I knew something was missing. I wanted more. And then there was crew. I have done something crew related pretty much every day since I first began college. I did it for the same reason I did all of those other things. I thought I might finally be able to relate to that feeling that I had dreamed about back in middle school. I did not have much hope that rowing would have a more satisfying result than any of my other endeavors. Honestly, if it weren’t for the friends I met and some inspiring coaches, I wouldn’t have made it past freshman year. Somehow I kept coming back, and I grew to love the sport and love my team. I knew I was a part of something special, but it wasn’t until four years into my rowing career that I realized I found what I had been looking for. It wasn’t some big championship race when I had my epiphany. It was just a normal, everyday, 5 a.m. practice. I had a huge math test that day and had been worrying all week about it (people who know me know that I worry A LOT). I got off of the water and on the bus ride home I remembered that I had a test that day. In my 22 years of life, I had never been able to completely put a test out of my mind until it was over. But I had! I hadn’t thought about it once. In fact, I hadn’t thought about anything but my boat for the past two hours. It was the strangest feeling. I could not think of another time in my life when I was able to put all of my worries aside and focus on something I love doing. No feeling compares to that of knowing that I am contributing to a team. Rowing allowed me to escape from all of the stresses in my life. It helped me to connect with people and feel like I had a purpose. It made me grow emotionally, physically, and mentally. It enabled me to dream, to push, and to be pushed. It gave me the opportunity to be part of something bigger than myself. I will be forever thankful for the opportunities and experiences this team has given me. For the past four years Bucknell Women’s Rowing has made me feel infinite, and I will never forget the feeling.
The Bucknell uc cknell women’s rowing team has been well represented k ll Department D A hl i and d Recreation R i Senior S i RecR at the Bucknell off Athletics ognition Dinner in recent years. In fact, the program earned two consecutive Christy Mathewson Award winners with Katherine Brewster-Duffy earning the honor in 2008 and Page Kannor receiving accolades in 2009. The Christy Mathewson Award goes to the outstanding senior athletes. Brewster-Duffy became the first All-America selection in the history of the Bucknell women’s rowing program in 2007. She was a member of the varsity eight that won three consecutive Patriot League titles and Boat of the Year awards, and she was a two-time AllPatriot League selection. As a senior, Brewster-Duffy helped the varsity eight win the Knecht Cup and place eighth at Eastern Sprints. As a junior, Brewster-Duffy was a First Team All-Mid-Atlantic Region selection, and she was part of a varsity eight that rose to a No. 2 ranking in the Mid-Atlantic Region. She was voted as the team’s athlete of the year in 2007. Kannor earned her first career All-Patriot League selection in 2009 after leading the Bison to their fourth consecutive Patriot League title. The first four-year member of the varsity eight in the program’s history, Kannor helped the boat to four straight Boat of the Year honors at the Patriot League Championship. An international gold medalist at the Reading Amateur Regatta in 2008, Kannor guided Bucknell to a program-best 8-1 record in 2007 and multiple titles in the ECAC Metro Championship and Murphy Cup during her career. Additionally, the Bison won the Knecht Cup and participated in the Eastern Sprints for the first time in 2008 with Kannor in the fifth seat both times. Following her senior campaign, Kannor appeared in Sports Illustrated in the Faces in the Crowd section.
Katherine Brewster-Duﬀy (l) and Page Kannor (r) accept their Christy Mathewson Awards.
Women’s Rowing Christy Mathewson Award Winners 1996: Sara Den Besten 2008: Katherine Brewster-Duffy 2009: Page Kannor
Mary Wilson ’10 April 28, 2010
Bucknell University’s official athletic Web site, www.BucknellBison.com, features journal entries from women’s rowing team members throughout the season. The entries are updated regularly during the season and feature the thoughts of team members as the season progresses.
2010-11 45 Percent of Students Spend a Semester or More Studying Off Campus
Awards CRCA All-America 2007 Katherine Brewster-Duffy ff CRCA Lightweight All-America 2007 Whittney Henry Lauren Olsen Jeweliet Yost 2008 Whittney Henry 2009 Gillian Carter Devon Mitchell 2010 Meghan O’Reilly CRCA All-Mid-Atlantic Region (team in parentheses) 2007 Katherine Brewster-Duffy (1) Whittney Henry (1) Jeweliet Yost (cox) (1) Kelly Henkler (2) 2008 Katherine Brewster-Duffy (1) Jennie Trayes (1) Caitlin Doolin (2) 2009 Whittney Henry (1) Page Kannor (1) Kelly Henkler (2) Carol Schoenecker (2) Jeweliet Yost (2) 2010 Olivia Knodt (2) All-Patriot League (team in parentheses) 2006 Kelly Henkler Brittany Kaplan Coral Swartz (cox) Jennie Trayes 2007 Katherine Brewster-Duffy Kelly Henkler Whittney Henry Jeweliet Yost (cox) 2008 Sophie Bird Katherine Brewster-Duffy Jennie Trayes Jeweliet Yost (cox) 2009 Kelly Henkler Whittney Henry Page Kannor Jeweliet Yost (cox) 2010 Victoria Dudley (1) Olivia Knodt (1) Jillian O’Mara (1) Mary Wilson (1) (cox) Christina Cabiati (2) Elizabeth Regan (2) Kerry Sullivan (2) Patriot League Boat of the Year 2006 Varsity Eight 2007 Varsity Eight 2008 Varsity Eight 2009 Varsity Eight 2010 Varsity Eight
CRCA National Scholar-Athlete 2007 S Sophie hi Bird Bi d Meredith Henry Laura Roberts Susan Shadle Jennie Trayes 2008 Sophie Bird Devon Mitchell Meghan O’Reilly Elizabeth Regan Jennie Trayes Mary Wilson 2009 Gillian Carter Devon Mitchell Meghan O’Reilly Elizabeth Regan Kim Weaver Mary Wilson 2010 Katherine Anderson Stephanie Frank (lightweight) Devon Mitchell Jillian O’Mara Meghan O’Reilly (lightweight) Nicole Pilling Elizabeth Regan Kim Weaver (lightweight) Mary Wilson Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year 2010 Elizabeth Regan Bison Athlete of the Week 2006 Varsity Eight (May 1) Second Varsity Eight (Mar. 28) 2007 Varsity Eight (April 30) 2008 Varsity Eight (April 28) 2009 Lightweight Eight (May 10) 2010 Varsity Eight (April 26) CRCA Lightweight Coach of the Year 2007 Stephen Kish CRCA Mid-Atlantic Region Coach of the Year 2007 Stephen Kish 2008 Stephen Kish Patriot League Coach of the Year 2006 Stephen Kish 2007 Stephen Kish 2009 Stephen Kish 2010 Stephen Kish CRCA Mid-Atlantic Region Assistant Coach of the Year 2010 Dan Wolleben
Academic All-District II 1997 Sara Bloom 2003 Julie Engel 2004 Jill Harrington 2008 Jennie Trayes 2010 Kim Weaver Stephen Kish and Elizabeth Regan with PL trophies.
Patriot League Academic Honor Roll More than 250 Bucknell University student-athletes earned Dean’s List honors for the 2010 spring semester. Students must earn at least a 3.50 grade-point average for selection to the Dean’s List. Twenty-seven members of the women’s rowing team were selected to the Dean’s List and Patriot League Academic Honor Roll, while six additional student-athletes garnered positions on only the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll with grade-point averages above 3.20. Elizabeth Aigler (DL, HR)
Meghan O’Reilly (DL, HR)
Alison Cohen (DL, HR)
Nicole Pilling (DL, HR)
Allegra Colandro (DL, HR)
Kendra Raymond (HR)
Sarah Coppock-Pector (DL, HR)
Elizabeth Regan (DL, HR)
Lindsay Cover (DL, HR)
Grace Rickenbaker (DL, HR)
Margaret Davies (HR)
Hanna Rozowski-Vogt (DL, HR)
Adrian Edmonds (HR)
Stasia Schlatter (DL, HR)
Stephanie Frank (DL, HR)
Carol Schoenecker (DL, HR)
Emily Gladstone (HR)
Sarah Small (HR)
Dorothy Hallberg (DL, HR)
Julia Steen (DL, HR)
Anna Johnson (DL, HR)
Hilary Strong (DL, HR)
Taylor Jordan (DL, HR)
Kerry Sullivan (DL, HR)
Olivia Knodt (DL, HR)
Caitlin Vogelsang (DL, HR)
Allison Martens (DL, HR)
Katharine Watson (DL, HR)
Devon Mitchell (DL, HR)
Kim Weaver (DL, HR)
Catherine Monigan (HR)
Mary Wilson (DL, HR)
Jillian O’Mara (DL, HR)
(Dean’s List: DL, Honor Roll: HR)
25th Anniversary Celebration In October 2008, the Bucknell women’s rowing program celebrated its 25th h anniversary i with ith a special i l weekend k d that th t featured f t d a number b off alumni returning to campus. Among the many highlights of the weekend were a fun-filled reception, a special boat dedication and alumni boat races on the Susquehanna River. A Friday night reception kicked off the weekend and then on Saturday morning the program dedicated a boat in memory of Mrs. Helen W. Brewster, grandmother of 2008 graduate Katherine Brewster-Duffy. Following the boat dedication, current and former rowers took to the Susquehanna in three eights, accompanied by 50 varsity rowers in single sculls and quadruple sculls. “Seeing those women on the water again brought back a lot of great memories,” commented Bison head coach Stephen Kish. “As for the armada of 80 hard-driving women, all capable and committed, it was a dream I have never dreamt.” d The busy weekend concluded Saturday night c with a banquet, featurw iing speeches from alumni Kristin Zaccheo ’96 and JuK llie Engel ’04. The keynote sspeaker was 2004 Olympic Stephen Kish, Katherine Brewster-Duﬀy and Michael men’s rowing gold medalist m Duﬀy during the 25th anniversary celebration. JJason Read.
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Katherine Brewster-Duffy Named All-America (2007)
History of Bucknell Rowing
Tradition of Greatness
The Bucknell University rowing program was firmly established in 0 yet BU’s BU’ crew history hi d h the h first fi crew club l b the 1980s, dates to 1873 when was founded by David Jane Hill. Hill would later become the University’s president. The first venture in rowing was unsuccessful as the team was forced to dissolve after two years because of the conditions of the Susquehanna River near Bucknell. Revived by Randy Leavitt ’85 in 1982, the Bucknell rowing program found a suitable spot for rowing down the river from campus, near Sunbury. The opportunity to row in this area was due to the support of the Skotedis family, owners of Tedd’s Landing Restaurant. Not only did the Skotedis family allow the program to use its waterfront property, John Skotedis became the head coach of the program in 1986. Led by Skotedis, men’s and women’s rowing began as a club program and developed into a competitive and successful varsity team. During Skotedis’ tenure at Bucknell, the program competed at the San Diego Crew Classic for the first time and produced the first U.S. Olympian in the school’s history. Cindy Ryder ’88 made the 1992 U.S. Olympic Team one year after winning a gold medal at the 1991 PanAm Games. Finally, and most importantly, Skotedis led the men’s and women’s programs in their successful quest for varsity status in 1990. Jimmy King ’90 became the program’s first full-time rowing coach in 1992. During his four-year tenure, the women’s rowing squad won its first national-level medal, a bronze at the 1995 Champion Regatta, now known as the ECAC Championship Regatta. King also led the men’s lightweight eight to its first gold medal at the same regatta. In 1996, Stephen Kish ’92 took over the reins and the program has continued to grow and prosper. Over the last decade, the women’s rowing program has enjoyed unprecedented success. The Bison won their first medals at the Dad Vail Regatta in 2000 and have not stopped. From 2000-06, nine of Bucknell’s 16 varsity entries won medals (three golds, five silvers, one bronze). In 2000, the women’s varsity four traveled to the Henley Women’s Regatta and placed second while the women’s lightweight eight reached the semifinal in the openweight division in 2004. Bucknell’s largest contingent — two eights and a single — traveled to the Henley Women’s Regatta in 2008. The program has continued to grow in other areas as well. Bucknell’s first boathouse was completed in 1998. The inventory of equipment has been completely updated and doubled in the past few years. Additionally, all varsity student-athletes are provided with an abundance of rowing-specific practice gear. In 2005 another milestone occured when Bucknell competed in the first-ever Patriot League Rowing Championships. The next year the program experienced unprecedented success by capturing its first of five consecutive Patriot League championships with a decisive win over defending champion Navy. In 2007, the Bison made history by winning their second straight Patriot League title as well as the ECAC Metro Championship. Additionally, the lightweight eight won the IRA National Championship and the team combined with the Bucknell club-varsity men’s crew to win the overall points crown at the Murphy Cup. The varsity four got things started in the fall by posting the program’s first-ever victory at the Head of the Charles Regatta. The string of success continued in 2008 when the Bison claimed their third straight Patriot League title and won trophies at the Murphy Cup, ECAC Metro Championship and Knecht Cup. Additionally, the team made its first appearance at the Eastern Sprints, reached the grand final at the IRA National Championship Regatta for the third straight year and traveled to England for the Henley Women’s Regatta. More impressive accomplishments followed in 2009 and 2010 as the Bison faced upgraded schedules that featured eight teams that qualified for the NCAA Championships. Bucknell won the Murphy Cup and Patriot League Championship both years and the lightweight eight added to its resume by winning the Dad Vail Regatta and posting a pair of top-five finishes at the IRA Lightweight National Championship Regatta.
Cindy Ryder er Matthes ’88 joined the rowing team as a sophomore walk-on after competing on the cross country team her freshman year. She continued to row competitively following graduation, switching from sweep to sculling to row in smaller club boats. In 1991 Ryder Matthes won the US Trials and the Pan-Am games in her single, and in 1992, she switched her energies to the double and became the first Bucknellian ever to represent the United States at the Olympics.
Sara Den Besten ’96 used her successful rowing career at Bucknell to launch herself onto the international rowing scene. After graduation, Den Besten, who in 2009 became the first Bison rower to be inducted into the Bucknell Athletics Hall of Fame, earned a seat in the lightweight four and went on to win U.S. Nationals. For the next two years, she stroked the women’s lightweight eight and quad to the gold at Nationals, and in 1998, she extended her season to earn a silver at the World Championships. Refusing to be bested, she returned in the quad the following year for the gold and became a World Champion. Den Besten was the first Bucknell graduate ever to win a medal (let alone two) at the World Championships. Sara Bloom ’97 was a Top-10 finalist for the prestigious NCAA National Woman of the Year Award. A two-time team captain and three-time USRowing Academic All-American, Bloom was nominated to represent the state of Pennsylvania for her excellence in academics, athletics, and community leadership. Bloom was the first-ever rower to make it to the pool of 10 for the national award, and the second Bucknellian. She graduated from Bucknell with 3.7 GPA in biology and went on that summer to win gold medals at both the American Rowing Championships and the Royal Canadian Henley. She attended Tufts University Medical School and is now a medical resident at Georgetown Medical School.
Sara Bloom with ESPN commentators Ann Meyers and Robin Roberts at the 1997 NCAA National Woman of the Year Award presentation.
Sara Den Besten (third seat) rows in an international competition after graduating from Bucknell.
85 Percent of Seniors Participate in Community Service or Volunteer Work Now in its third decade as an all-sport conference combining academic and athletic excellence, the Patriot League sponsors championships in 23 men and women’s sports. Initially started as an NCAA Division I-AA football conference in 1986, the Patriot League became an all-sport conference in 1990 and includes American, Army, Bucknell, Colgate, Holy Cross, Lafayette, Lehigh and Navy as full members, and Fordham, Georgetown and MIT as associate members. These institutions are among the oldest and most prestigious in the nation and their alumni have, and continue to play leadership roles in shaping our country. Since 1998, the Patriot League has ranked first each year among all Division I conferences awarding athletic aid in the NCAA Graduation Rate Report. The League finished at the top spot with 96 percent of its teams reporting a graduation rate of 85 percent or higher in the most recent data. In addition, 90 Patriot League teams earned NCAA Academic Performance Program Public Recognition Awards after posting academic progress rate scores in the top 10 percent of all squads in their respective sports. The Patriot League’s mission is simple, to provide successful competitive athletic experiences while maintaining high academic standards, and to prepare its student-athletes to be leaders in society. During the 2009-10 academic year, Patriot League student-athletes and teams accomplished the following: *11 Patriot League student-athletes earned CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America honors. *50 Patriot League student-athletes received CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District honors. *The Patriot League placed second among all Division I conferences with 90 teams receiving NCAA Public Recognition Awards for their performance in the classroom. *Navy’s Beth Reed and Mark Van Orden received NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships. *Reed was also named the CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Women’s Soccer Academic All-American of the Year, and won the Patriot League Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award. *Reed and American’s Anne-Meike de Wiljes earned the Patriot League’s nominations for the NCAA Woman of the Year award. *Army’s Andrew Maisano won the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award for Men’‘s Lacrosse, and earned the Patriot League Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year award. *Other Candidates for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award: Marquis Hall, Lehigh (Men’s Basketball); Andrew Kydes, Army (Men’s Soccer); Elizabeth Betterbed, Army (Women’s Soccer); Mandy Correale, Holy Cross (Softball). *Army’s Elizabeth Betterbed was selected as a Rhodes Scholar. *Holy Cross’ Olivia Pruszko earned a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship *Holy Cross’ Dominic Randolph finished fifth in the voting for the Walter Payton Award, given to the Most Outstanding Player in the Football Championship Subdivision, and won the ECAC Player of the Year honor. *Fordham’s John Skelton became the first Patriot League player taken in the NFL Draft since 1995. *Lehigh’s C.J. McCollum was named the ECAC Men’s Basketball Rookie of the Year and received multiple national freshman honors. *Navy’s Adam Meyer was named the Mid-Major Swimmer of the Year by CollegeSwimming.com, and received Honorable Mention AllAmerica honors at the NCAA Championship Meet. *Bucknell won the 2010 Patriot League Presidents’ Cup. The Bison also won the male and female trophies. *Every Patriot League team won at least one championship for just the fifth time in League history. *Army Men’s Lacrosse defeated No. 2 Syracuse, 9-8, in double overtime in the NCAA Tournament first round. *Bucknell defeated Princeton in the first round of the NCAA Men’s Soccer Tournament.
*Three teams were ranked in the final Sports Network FCS top 25 5 for the first timeLeague since 2005. Championship Results f Patriot 2005 2006 Lake Quinsigamond, Quinsigamond Lake Quinsigamond, Quinsigamond Worcester, Mass. Worcester, Mass. Pl. Team Pts. Pl. Team Pts. 1. Navy 30 1. Bucknell 28 2. Colgate 22 2. Navy 26 3. Holy Cross 17 3. Colgate 18 4. Bucknell 15 4. Lehigh 11 5. Lehigh 6 5. Holy Cross 7 Boat of the Year: Boat of the Year: Navy Varsity Eight Bucknell Varsity Eight Coach of the Year: Coach of the Year: Mike Hughes, Navy Stephen Kish, Bucknell 2007 Lake Quinsigamond, Worcester, Mass. Pl. Team 1. Bucknell 2. Navy 3. Colgate 4. Holy Cross Lehigh Boat of the Year: Bucknell Varsity Eight Coach of the Year: Stephen Kish, Bucknell 2009 Cooper River, Cherry Hill, N.J. Pl. Team 1. Bucknell 2. Navy 3. Holy Cross 4. Colgate Lehigh Boat of the Year: Bucknell Varsity Eight Coach of the Year: Stephen Kish, Bucknell
Pts. 30 28 16 10 10
Pts. 30 24 16 9 9
2008 Cooper River, Cherry Hill, N.J. Pl. Team 1. Bucknell Navy 3. Holy Cross 4. Colgate 5. Lehigh Boat of the Year: Bucknell Varsity Eight Coach of the Year: Mike Hughes, Navy 2010 Cooper River, Cherry Hill, N.J. Pl. Team 1. Bucknell 2. Navy 3. Holy Cross 4. Colgate 5. MIT 6. Lehigh Boat of the Year: Bucknell Varsity Eight Coach of the Year: Stephen Kish, Bucknell
Pts. 27 27 15 13 7
Pts. 35 31 18 16 15 6
16 Presidents’ Cups in 20 Years! The e Presidents’ Cup was created in 1991 to signify overall excellence in the 23 sports sponsored by the Patriot League, and Bucknell has captured the trophy 16 out of the 20 years it has been in existence. The Presidents’ Cup is awarded annually to the institution that accumulates the highest point total over the entire academic year, with points awarded on the basis of finish in the standings of each of the 23 Patriot League sports. Propelled by a school-record-tying eight championships, including women’s rowing, in 2009-10, Bucknell claimed the trophy for the fifth consecutive year, and the 12th time in 13 years. The Patriot League also awards men’s and women’s all-sports trophies, and Bucknell won the women’s trophy for the 16th time in 2010. It marked the 13th year in a row the Bison captured the women’s crown.
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26 CRCA National Scholar-Athletes in Last Four Years Whether it is the varsity student-athlete, the intramurals participant or the fitness buff looking for a nice workout, members of the Bucknell community benefit from a wide array of first class athletics facilities. The completion of the Kenneth Langone Athletics & Recreation Center in 2003 highlighted a facilities boon at Bucknell. Sojka Pavilion, Kinney Natatorium and the Krebs Family Fitness Center are the centerpieces of the sparkling indoor facility, nicely complementing the renovated Davis Gym and Gerhard Fieldhouse, all of which lie under the same roof. Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium is the largest of the outdoor facilities, with 13,100 seats surrounding the FieldTurf playing surface and recently resurfaced 8-lane track. Holmes Stadium, completed in 2007, is an impressive covered grandstand located at the West Fields complex. It features all chair-back seating and accompanying support facilities (locker rooms, athletic training room, press box, concession/merchandise stand, etc.) that service both three-year-old Emmitt Field, the home of Bison soccer, and the AstroTurf Graham Field, which is the home field of the field hockey and women's lacrosse squads. Also located on the western end of campus are numerous grass fields for intramurals and recreation, as well as Bucknell’s own highly regarded 18hole golf course. The Bison rowing team has its own boathouse located about 10 miles south of campus, along the scenic Susquehanna River. The quality and location of these venues makes Bucknell one of the most sports-friendly campuses in the nation.
Home of Bison basketball
Home of Bison swimming & diving and water polo
Home of Bison volleyball and wrestling
Christy MathewsonMemorial Stadium
Graham Field at Holmes Stadium
Emmitt Field at Holmes Stadium
Home of Bison football, men's lacrosse and outdoor track & field
Home of Bison field hockey and women's lacrosse
Home of Bison soccer
Gerhard Fieldhouse Home of Bison indoor track & field
Fieldhouse Courts Home of Bison tennis
Bucknell Boathouse The Bison rowing team operates ou of the Bucknell boathouse, which out was established in 1998. The rowing w facility houses Bucknell’s varsity fa women and club-varsity men, the w Susquehanna University club team Su and the Central Pennsylvania Rowan ing Association as well. Located on in the scenic Susquehanna River, it is th less than 10 minutes south of camle pus at the junction of routes 11 & pu 15. The Susquehanna is the longest 15 unnavigable river in the country, un which means there are no barges w or shipping traffic for the team to contend with. The Adam T. Bower co Dam, the longest inflatable dam in D the world, is located downstream th from the boathouse and provides 10 fro miles il off rowable bl water t upstream. t The Th lack l of commercial development, along with the 400-foot cliffs of Shikellamy State Park, provides studentathletes with one of the most beautiful rowing venues in the country.
Bison Softball Field
Bucknell Golf Club
Home of Bison softball
Home of Bison golf
Krebs Fitness Center
Home of Bucknell fitness
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2010-11 10-to-1 Student-to-Faculty Ratio
Bucknell University is one of the top liberal arts colleges in the nation. Our academic programs encompass: • The traditional liberal arts disciplines—arts, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. • Professional programs in accounting, education, engineering, management and music. • Preprofessional programs in law and medicine. With more than 3,500 undergraduates and nearly 150 graduate students, we combine the personal attention of a small college with the resources of a large university. The Campus: Beautiful and Centrally Located • More than 100 facilities for learning, living, and recreation. • Recent additions: music building, residence hall, geology/ psychology building, engineering building, and athletics center. The new West Fields complex is home to field hockey, women’s lacrosse, and men’s and women’s soccer. • Approximately three hours from Baltimore, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. Academics: Broad Learning Opportunities • More than 50 majors leading to Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Education, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, or Bachelor of Music. • Arts and Sciences Departments and Programs: Animal Behavior, Art and Art History, Biology, Cell Biology/Biochemistry, Chemistry, Classics, Comparative Humanities, Computer Science, East Asian Studies, Economics, Education, English, Environmental Geology, Environmental Studies, French, Geography, Geology, German, History, International Relations, Latin American Studies, Management, Mathematics, Music, Neuroscience, Philosophy, Physics and Astronomy, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Russian, Sociology and Anthropology, Spanish, Theatre and Dance, Women’s and Gender Studies. • Engineering Departments: Biomedical, Chemical, Civil and Environmental, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering. The Faculty: Focused on Students • More than 330 full-time faculty. • More than 95% of faculty members hold doctoral degrees. • Undergraduate learning is highest priority. • Faculty members are active scholars who conduct research, produce creative works, and publish their findings, often in collaboration with students. Undergraduate Research: Hands-On Learning • Students conduct research in the lab and off campus in conjunction with faculty mentors. • High degree of independence. • Great preparation for graduate school and career. Campus Life: Never a Dull Moment • Learning outside of class: academically oriented student organizations, guest lecturers, campus publications, concerts, art exhibitions, theatre, trips off campus, and more. • More than 150 student-run organizations to suit nearly every interest, from a capella singing to Zen Buddhist meditation. • Volunteer and service projects on- and off-campus, including abroad. • 13 fraternities and 8 sororities.
Diverse religious life programs. Athletics: varsity intercollegiate program, club sports for both men and women, and intramural programs.
Residential Colleges: Housing Options with an Academic Twist • Seven themed programs open to first-year students: arts, environmental global, humanities, language and culture, social justice, and society and technology. • Students take a course together, live together, and participate in out-of-class activities such as informal discussions, guest lectures, and off-campus trips. Career Services: Preparation for the Future • Full- or part-time internships at companies, non-profits, or governmental agencies. • Resume writing and interviewing guidance. • Two-day job shadowing externships. • On-campus employment expos and off-campus networking nights. Visit Campus: See Bucknell for Yourself • Tours are offered five times daily on weekdays and three times on Saturdays. • No appointment is necessary for tours; other options may require reservations. • See an award-winning virtual tour at http://community. bucknell.edu • Please go to www.bucknell.edu/admissions/calendar or call 570-577-1101 for more information.
The Plan for Bucknell Bucknell is a unique national university where liberal arts and professional programs complement each other, where 3,350 full-time students are educated for a lifetime of critical thinking and strong leadership. For 160 years, the University has remained true to its fundamental purpose: to educate and prepare students for lives that make a difference and have a positive impact on the world. In keeping with that purpose, the University has developed The Plan for Bucknell, which includes its collective vision — “To provide students with the premier undergraduate experience in American higher education.” The Plan comprises five strategies. Strengthen the Academic Core aims to ensure that a Bucknell education is challenging and engaging, with openness to new ideas and a culture of innovation; Deepen the Residential Learning Experience will provide a residential learning and living experience that complements the academic program, integrates the athletics and recreation program and promotes personal growth and development and civic and ethical responsibility; Enhance Diversity is a commitment to diversity in all its forms within a civil and supportive environment of open exchange to prepare Bucknell graduates to live and work in a globally integrated and intercultural world; Build Bridges will bring the world to Bucknell — through visiting scholars and sports teams, international students and alumni, guest speakers, international focus semesters, and electronic communications — and bring Bucknell to the world through strategic partnerships and community engagement activities as well as opportunities for off-campus study and faculty research; Secure Our Financial Future will secure resources necessary to engage new opportunities, lessen dependence on tuition, and ensure our financial future. The Plan for Bucknell was unanimously approved by the Board of Trustees on April 29, 2006, having previously been approved by the students and faculty. We have begun implementing it and are determined to make it a reality over the next decade. To read the complete version of The Plan for Bucknell or to request a published version, see http://www.bucknell.edu/ ThePlanforBucknell.
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www.BucknellBison.com Bucknell University’s official athletic website is www.BucknellBison. com. Fans, alumni, parents, current and prospective students and student-athletes can follow the Bucknell women’s rowing team, along with the other 26 Bison varsity sports through the website. Bios, including pictures, of every team member are available through the Web site. Additionally, photo galleries and journal entries chronicling the current season are updated throughout the year. The most up-to-date schedule is always available, and a detailed recap with results is posted following every event, home or away. Be sure to check out www.BucknellBison.com regularly for the most accurate and current information regarding the Bucknell women’s rowing program.
Life After Bucknell According to t a Bucknell Career Development Center survey of the Class o 2009, 95 percent of per h respondents d i h employed l d or attending di off the were either g graduate school six months after graduation. Of Bucknell’s 865 graduates in tthat class, 848 (98 percent) responded to the survey. Of that portion of the cclass, 59 percent were employed, 23 percent were enrolled in graduate school, ffour percent were both employed and in graduate school part-time, and five p percent were still seeking employment. Of those attending graduate school, 19 percent are pursuing degrees in ssocial sciences and the humanities, 18 percent are in law school, 15 percent aare pursuing advanced degrees in engineering and 18 percent are pursuing aadvanced degrees in medicine. The mean salary for the 2009 graduates responding to the survey was $$46,912 and was highest for engineers. The mean salary for a graduate with a b bachelor of science degree in engineering was $55,047, and the mean salary ffor a graduate with a bachelor of science degree in business administration w was $54,291. Graduates from the College of Arts and Sciences had a mean ssalary of $42,015. Most 2009 graduates (82 percent) were employed in the Northeast, with P Pennsylvania (24 percent), New York (16 percent) and New Jersey (15 percent) lleading the way. Among the most popular employers of Bucknell graduates w were firms such as PricewaterhouseCoopers, General Electric, Teach for A America, Merck & Co., Inc., Americorps, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, Lockheed M Martin, Vanguard, Exelon, United States Marine Corps, Accenture, United SStates Army. A total of 36 percent of the class respondents secured employment through B Bucknell on-campus interviews, Career Development Center leads, networkiing or offers from former employees.
Graduate Activity .......... % Respondents Total Placed .......................................... 95% Employed.............................................. 59% Graduate School ................................... 23% Volunteer, Travel or Both .........................6% Still Seeking ............................................5% Employed and in Graduate School ..........4% Other Activity .........................................3% Type of Employer .......... % Respondents Business ................................................ 62% Education.............................................. 12% Non-Profit.............................................. 10% Research & Industry ................................8% Government ............................................3% Unknown/Other ......................................3% Military ...................................................2% Graduate School Program % Respondents Humanities & Social Sciences................ 19% Science ................................................. 10% Medical ................................................. 18% Law ....................................................... 18% Engineering .......................................... 15% Post BAC/Other.......................................5% Business ..................................................2% Education................................................7% Allied Health ...........................................6% Source: Bucknell Career Development Center
How Employment was Secured.................. % Respondents Cold Calls ............................................. 22% Other Means ......................................... 20% Previous Employer ................................ 18% BU Alumni/Faculty Contact .....................8% Internet/Online Listing ...........................8% On-Campus Interview .............................8% None Reported .......................................8% Classified Ads .........................................3% The Bridge ..............................................2% Career Networking/Affinity Events .........1% CDC Employer Expo ...............................1% Emplyment Agencies ..............................1% Where Graduates Located% Respondents Northeast .............................................. 82% Midwest ..................................................6% West ........................................................6% Southeast ................................................3% International ...........................................2% Top 2009 Employers PricewaterhouseCoopers General Electric Teach for America Merck & Co., Inc. Americorps Deloitte Ernst & Young Lockheed Martin Vanguard Exelon United States Marine Corps Accenture United States Army
2010-11 Average Financial Aid Award is $25,000
Admissions & Applications You can reach our Admissions Office by calling 570-577-1101. To receive an application, please call our admissions office or send a written request to : Bucknell Admissions Office, Freas Hall, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA 17837. Calendar A typical recruiting calendar for a prospective student-athlete interested in rowing would go something like this: ** Summer 2011 — Make unofficial visits to schools of interest. ** September 2011 — Contact the coaching staff if Bucknell falls within your top-five list of potential colleges. Send a letter expressing interest in the rowing program. It would be helpful to include a transcript and any videotape you may have available. Also, the student-athlete should be registered with the NCAA Clearinghouse. See your high school athletics director or guidance counselor for information. ** October 2011 — The coaching staff will be in contact regarding the studentathlete’s interest and possible visit date. The student-athlete and family should file CSS Financial Aid Profile Form. See your college guidance counselor for information. ** November 15, 2011 — Deadline for Admissions Early Decision I and Financial Aid applications for Early Decision I candidates. ** Late December, 2011 — Target date for Admissions letters to go out for Early Decision I candidates. ** January 1, 2012 — Deadline for Admissions Regular Decision and Early Decision II. Deadline for Financial Aid applications for Regular Decision and Early Decision II candidates. ** Late January, 2012 — Target date for Admissions decision letters to go out for Early Decision II candidates. ** Late March, 2012 — Target date for Admissions decision letters to go out for Regular Decision candidates. ** Mid-April, 2012 — Target date for open house weekend for all accepted applicants. ** May 1, 2012 — Deadline for securing spot in class of 2016 with deposit. Clearinghouse The NCAA mandates that all student-athletes interested in competing at the Division I or II level must be certified through the NCAA Initial Eligibility Clearinghouse. Contact high school coaches, athletics director or guidance counselor for necessary paperwork. Contacts As per NCAA by-law 13.02.3, a contact is any face-to-face encounter between a prospect or the prospect’s parent or legal guardian and an institutional staff member or athletics representative during which any dialogue occurs in excess of an exchange of a greeting. Any such face-to-face encounter that is prearranged or takes place on the grounds of the prospect’s high school, or at the site of organized competition or practice involving the prospect’s high school, preparatory school, two-year college, or all-star team is considered a contact, regardless of the conversation that occurs. We are limited to 3 off-campus contacts per prospective student-athlete.
Evaluations As per NCAA by-law 13.02.6.1, an evaluation is any off-campus activity designed to assess the academic qualifications or athletic ability of a prospect, including any visit to a prospect’s educational institution (during which no contact occurs) or the observation of a prospect participating in any practice or competition at any site. We are limited in our number of evaluations per prospective student-athlete. Financial Aid Bucknell University does not offer athletic scholarships in the sport of rowing. All financial aid is awarded on the basis of need. Prospective student-athletes should complete the CSS “Profile Form” in the early fall. Interviews The coaching staff strongly encourages all prospective student-athletes to arrange for an on-campus interview with the Admissions Office. If it is not possible to interview on campus, alumni interviews are highly recommended. All interviews should be arranged through the Admissions Office by calling 570-577-1101. Telephone Calls As per NCAA by-law 22.214.171.124, institutional staff members may not telephone a prospect (or the prospect’s relatives or legal guardians) prior to July 1 following the prospect’s completion of the junior year in high school. After July 1, institutional staff members may telephone a prospect once per week (measured Sunday through Saturday). The once-per-week limit applies to the entire institution. Video Tapes In an attempt to make an accurate assessment as soon as possible, it is recommended videotapes be forwarded to the coaching staff’s attention as soon as possible. The video need not be an elaborate production. Some simple race or practice tape is sufficient. Visits Official: According to NCAA by-law 126.96.36.199, a prospect may not make more than five expense-paid visits to NCAA member institutions, regardless of the number of sports in which the prospect is involved. An institution may not provide an expensepaid visit to a prospect who has not presented the institution with a high school (or college) academic transcript and a score from a PSAT, an SAT, a PACTPlus, or an ACT test taken on a national testing date under national testing conditions. The official visit may not exceed 48 hours. Unofficial: According to NCAA by-law 13.8.1, a prospect may visit an institution’s campus at the prospect’s own expense an unlimited number of times and may make an unofficial visit before the prospect’s senior year in high school. If a prospective student-athlete and/or parent has any questions, please feel free to call assistant coach Rebecca Smith at 570-577-3243. Also, please feel free to forward any correspondence you feel will be helpful in her assessment o a prospective stuof d dent-athlete.
Correspondence It is important that the prospective student-athlete get in touch with assistant coach Rebecca Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. A simple letter of inquiry into the crew program will initiate the recruiting process. In the spring of your junior year or early senior year is the most appropriate time to contact the coaching staff. Deadlines November 15, 2011 -- Early Decision I Application deadline January 1, 2012 -- Early Decision II and Regular Decision Application deadline February 15, 2012 -- Financial Aid Application deadline Early Decision Students who are absolutely, 100% confident Bucknell is their top college choice are encouraged to apply during the Early Decision process. Advantages are you’ll have an Admissions decision prior to Christmas and all students accepted during the early decision process are guaranteed financial aid for which they qualify.
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