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TABLE OF CONTENTS QUICK FACTS Location: New Brunswick, N.J. Founded: 1766 Enrollment: 65,000 President: Dr. Robert L. Barchi Nickname: Scarlet Knights Colors: Scarlet and White Director of Athletics: Julie Hermann Conference: American Athletic Web Site: www.scarletknights.com Head Coach: Max Borghard (Rutgers ’87) Associate Head Coach: Heather Putnam (UMass ‘98) Assistant Coach: Jessica Wojslaw (Hobart and William Smith ‘08) Office Phone: (848) 932-4227

Quick Facts......................................................................................................... 1 2013 Season Outlook.....................................................................................2 2013/14 Schedule............................................................................................4 2013/14 Roster..................................................................................................5 Head Coach Max Borghard.......................................................................... 7 Assistant Coach Heather Putnam...........................................................8 Assistant Coach Jessica Wojslaw............................................................8 Strength and Conditioning..........................................................................9 Sports Medicine...............................................................................................9 The Scarlet Knights..................................................................................... 10 Rowers Doing Research.............................................................................23 Academic Support........................................................................................ 24 Rowing History............................................................................................... 25 Rutgers on the National Team................................................................28 Dr. Robert L. Barchi, President................................................................30 Julie Hermann, Director of Athletics ..................................................32 Rutgers, The State University.................................................................34

CREDITS Editor: Anthony Hernandez Editorial Assistance: Alli Miller, Lily Rodriguez, Trey Miller Design and Layout: Nick Black Design Assistance: Dorie Schatteman Photo Credits: Patti Banks, Tom Ciszek, Jim O’Connor, Larry Levanti, Joe Campbell, Rutgers Athletics, Rutgers University Archives Special thanks to the members of the American Athletic Conference Communications Office for their assistance.

Starters R/L: 30/3 Newcomers: 4 Rowing Contact: Anthony Hernandez Phone: (732) 445-7028 E-Mail: ahernandez@scarletknights.com Website: www.scarletknights.com Mailing Address: 1 Scarlet Knight Way, High Point Solutions Stadium, Suite A. Piscataway, NJ 08854

2013/14 SCHEDULE Date

Opponent Location

Oct. 12

Navy Day Regatta

Philadelphia, Pa.

Oct. 20

Head of the Charles

Boston, Mass.

Oct. 27

Princeton Chase

Princeton, N.J.

Nov. 3

Collegiate Small Boats Regatta West Windsor, N.J.

Nov. 9

Rutgers Classic

New Brunswick, N.J.

March 22

Villanova (Scrimmage)

Philadelphia, Pa.

March 28

Michigan St./ Boston U.

New Brunswick, N.J.

April 5

Boston Races

Boston, Mass.

April 6

Boston Races

Boston, Mass.

April 12

URI

New Brunswick, N.J.

April 19

St. Joseph/ Navy

Philadelphia, Pa.

May 4

Eastern Sprints

Cherry Hill, N.J.

May 18

American Athletic Champs

West Windsor, N.J.

May 30-June 1

NCAA Championships

Indianapolis, Ind.

* All Matches in Eastern Standard Time


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2013/14 SEASON OUTLOOK

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utgers rowing has its sights set on one goal for the 201314 season – an American Athletic Conference Championship. Head coach Max Borghard and the squad are headed to the Big Ten following the upcoming season, but for this group of seniors and coaching staff, there is no looking ahead.

“The fall season will give us excellent race experience, competing against a lot of the top-level teams,” Borghard said. “We’re going up to the Head of the Charles this fall and we haven’t been up there for the last couple years so I know the squad will be looking to race up there.

“Our goal is to win the first American Athletic Conference Championship at Mercer Lake,” Borghard said. “Our focus is this year. We’re not worried about our move to the Big Ten until next year.”

“We’ll be doing some small boat racing again in the fall and that will provide some good experience for the team, as well. It will really enhance their boat–feel skills.”

The squad, led by its three senior captains – Katie Bakaj (Longport, N.J.), Stef Ford (Nutley, N.J.) and Raelyn Loiselle (Tampa, Fla.) – improved its strength in the offseason and looks to build off that strength in both the fall and spring seasons.

RU opens its championship season on March 22 with a scrimmage against Villanova in Philadelphia, Pa. Less than a week later the Scarlet Knights get underway, welcoming both Michigan State and Boston University to New Brunswick for a tri-race.

Ten seniors will provide leadership for the 30-rower varsity squad, which competes in five races this fall and six in the spring.

“We’ll get a look at a Big Ten school with Michigan State coming to New Jersey for the first time,” Borghard said. “The Boston Races [April 5-6] will provide a good mixture, as well. Minnesota is going to be there, so is Buffalo. We get a little bit of a feel for the Big Ten early on so I think that is kind of neat.”

“The team came into the fall much stronger than the last two years and it looks to push the upper trend that we’ve been showing for the last few years,” Borghard said. “With the conference championships getting an NCAA bid and automatic qualifier to the rowing championships, it allows the rowers to see more clearly the avenue it will take to get to the NCAA Championships.” With Borghard entering his 20th season at Rutgers and associate head coach Heather Putnam and assistant coach Jessica Wojslaw continuing their long stints with RU, continuity is a huge strength of the program. “Having an experienced staff and knowing all the ins-and-outs of Rutgers will make it that much easier to just focus on our coaching throughout the season.” The Scarlet Knights begin their fall schedule on Oct. 12 at the Navy Day Regatta before competing at the squad’s marquee fall meet, the Head of Charles on Oct. 20. RU also hosts a meet on the Raritan River, holding the Rutgers Classic on Nov. 9.

Two of the Scarlet Knights’ final three meets of the 2014 season will be held in the Northeast, with a tri-race against St. Joseph and Navy on April 19 being held in Philadelphia, Pa. A week prior on April 12 the squad welcomes Rhode Island “To the Banks” for its second home meet of the spring. RU then closes its regular season on May 4 at the Eastern Sprints, held in Cherry Hill, N.J. The American Athletic Conference Championships follow on May 18 in nearby West Windsor, N.J., and the staff expects nothing less than the team to compete for a title. “I think each year the team understands a little bit better what it needs to do when it’s not here at school,” Borghard said. “I think it’s easy to train hard when they’re on campus and the coach tells them ‘do this, do that.’ But when they’re away and the responsibility is in their hands – I think each year they understand a little better.”

Borghard and Co. are excited to get significant Varsity 8 and Varsity 4 experience, while also working on the team’s small boat technique to enhance its boat skill. Along with the Rutgers Classic, the squad will compete in “The Garden State” two other times this fall at the Princeton Chase on Oct. 27 and the Collegiate Small Boats Regatta on Nov. 3.

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2013/14 SCHEDULE

FALL DATE Sat., 10/12 Sun., 10/20 Sun., 10/27 Sun., 11/3 Sat., 11/9

OPPONENT Navy Day Regatta Head of the Charles Princeton Chase Collegiate Small Boats Regatta Rutgers Classic

LOCATION Philadelphia, Pa. Boston, Mass. Princeton, N.J. West Windsor, N.J. New Brunswick, N.J.

SPRING DATE OPPONENT LOCATION Sat., 3/22 Villanova (Scrimmage) Philadelphia, Pa. Fri., 3/28 Michigan St./ Boston U. New Brunswick, N.J. Sat., 4/5 Boston Races Boston, Mass. Sun., 4/6 Boston Races Boston, Mass. Sat., 4/12 URI New Brunswick, N.J. Sat., 4/19 St. Joseph/Navy Philadelphia, Pa. Sun., 5/4 Eastern Sprints Cherry Hill, N.J. Sun., 5/18 American Athletic Championships West Windsor, N.J. Fri., 5/30 NCAA Championships Indianapolis, Ind.

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2013/14 ROSTER VARSITY CREW ROSTER Name Kathryn Bakaj (c) Ashely Cha Jessi Costanzo Veronica DeSalvo Jennifer Didun Amanda Dothe Alexandra Edenzon Sundoes Elbery Lillian Feygin Stephanie Ford (c) Emily Goodman Shannon Haines Katherine Hungrige Bailey Irelan Taylor James Morgan Knigge Cailin Lavery Veronica Leach Avigayil Lieber (cx) Raelyn Loiselle (c) Melissa McCleery Christina McGinnis (cx) Chioma Moneme Gabriella Oliveira Langley Oudemans Brighid Parker (cx) Josephine Roosli (cx) Andrea Samulewski Jennelle Scheffler Emilia Topp

Cl. Sr. Sr. So. So. Fr. Sr. Fr. So. So. Sr. So. So. Jr. So. Jr. Jr. So. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. So. Jr. Sr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Sr. Sr. Sr.

Ht. 5-9 5-10 5-6 5-6 5-10 5-9 5-8 5-7 5-7 5-8 5-9 5-9 5-7 5-8 5-8 6-2 5-11 5-7 4-11 5-8 5-9 5-0 6-0 6-0 5-8 5-4 5-1 5-8 5-9 5-7

Hometown/High School Longport, N.J. / Atlantic City Fort Lee, N.J./ Academy of the Holy Angels Clark, N.J./ Arthur L. Johnson Plymouth, Minn./ Robbinsdale Armstrong HS Pennington, N.J./ Hopewell Valley Central HS Linwood, N.J./ Mainland Regional HS Belle Mead, N.J./ Montgomery HS Montclair, N.J./ Montclair HS Oradell, N.J./ River Dell HS Nutley, N.J./ Nutley HS Princeton, N.J./ Princeton Fairfax, Va./ James Madison East Brunswick, N.J./ East Brunswick Delaware, Ohio/ Dublin Jerome HS Carlstadt, N.J./ Becton Regional HS New Egypt, N.J./ New Egypt HS Lawrenceville, N.J./ Lawrence HS Bowie, Md./ Elizabeth Seton HS Cherry Hill, N.J./ Cherry Hill East HS Tampa, Fla./ H.B. Plant HS South Amboy, N.J./ South Amboy HS Ringwood, N.J./ Lakeland Regional HS Union, N.J./ Union HS Long Island City, N.Y./ Manhattan Hunter Science Hammonton, N.J./ Cedar Creek HS Califon, N.J./ Voorhees HS Niantic, Conn./ East Lyme HS Colonia, N.J/ JFK Memorial HS Basking Ridge, N.J./ Ridge HS Vienna, Va./ James Madison HS

(c) - captain (cx) - coxswain Head Coach: Max Borghard (Rutgers ‘87) – 20th Season Associate Head Coach: Heather Putnam (UMass ‘98) – Ninth Season Assistant Coach: Jess Wojslaw (Hobart and William Smith Colleges ’08) – Fifth season

COACHING STAFF Head Coach...................................Max Borghard Alma Mater......................................... Rutgers ‘87 Year at Rutgers.............................................. 20th Associate Head Coach......Heather Putnam Alma Mater...........................................UMass ‘98 Year at Rutgers...............................................10th Asstistant Coach.................. Jessica Wojslaw Alma Mater......................................................................................... ..........................Hobart and William Smith Colleges ‘08 Year at Rutgers...............................................Fifth

BY THE NUMBERS By Class: Seniors.......................................................................10 Juniors.......................................................................... 7 Sophomores..............................................................9 Freshmen....................................................................4 By State/Country Connecticut........................................................................... 1 Florida....................................................................................... 1 Maryland.................................................................................. 1 Minnesota............................................................................... 1 New Jersey...........................................................................22 New York.................................................................................. 1 Ohio............................................................................................ 1 Virginia......................................................................................2

NOVICE CREW ROSTER Name Catherine Bernhardt Brianna Binowski Sarah Brook Kathleen Dennis Christine DeSpirito Jennifer Didun Samaa Elbery Michelle Gao Sierra Gratale Lindsey Greene Wakiyah Hill Carly Huff Miranda Kosimides Rose McNulty Lauryn Miners Ivanne Ngo Bikai Yara Ourfali Alyssa Rieger Rahma Sabbahi Megan Sweeney Bridget Yako

Ht. 5-7 5-10 5-7 5-8 5-2 5-10 5-8 5-7 5-6 5-6 4-10 5-2 5-9 5-10 5-11 5-8 5-6 5-8 5-10 5-1 5-9

Hometown/High School Ellicot City, Md./Centennial HS Bridgewater, N.J./Bridgewater-Raritan HS Layton, N.J./Kittatinny Regional HS Monore Township, N.J./Monroe Township HS Middletown, N.J./Middletown South HS Pennington, N.J./Hopewell Valley Central HS Montclair, N.J./Montclair HS Plainsboro, N.J./West Windsor Plainsboro-South Wantage, N.J./High Point HS Winslow, N.J./Winslow HS Phillipsburg, N.J./Phillipsburg HS Paramus N.J./Paramus HS East Windsor, N.J./Hightstown HS Belleville, N.J./Belleville HS San Diego, Calif./Voorhees HS Jersey City, N.J./St. Mary’s HS South Brunswick, N.J./South Brunswick HS Medford, N.J./Shawnee HS North Brunswick, N.J./South Brunswick HS Clark, N.J./Arthur L. Johnson Haddonfield, N.J./Haddonfield Memorial HS

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COACHING STAFF

HEAD COACH - MAX BORGHARD Max Borghard became the Before returning to his alma mater, Borghard coached at Head Coach of Rutgers Women’s Crew in 1995. Under his leadership, the Scarlet Knights have qualified for the NCAA DI National Championships three times, in 1997, 1998 and 2001. Rutgers was one of only eight teams in the country to earn a full-team bid to the first ever NCAA championships in 1997. In conference and league championships, his crews have amassed twenty-six Big East medals and four EAWRC medals. Borghard’s coaching philosophy is based on two mainstays: work hard and love the sport. As a result, his mentoring extends beyond the Rutgers boathouse. Sharon Kriz ’98 finished second at the 1997 U-23 World Championships as a member of the U. S. straight four and fourth at Senior Worlds in the U. S. women’s eight in 2005. Maite Urtasun ‘01, a two-time First Team All-American, made five senior national teams. In 2002, she was a world champion as a member of the U.S. women’s eight. Borghard has also mentored numerous All-Region ScholarAthletes and Big East Academic All-Stars, and several of his former athletes currently coach at DI collegiate rowing programs.

Dartmouth College from 1989 to 1995. He coached the Big Green freshman lightweights to a bronze medal at the 1990 Eastern Sprints and to gold in 1991. During the summer of 2013, Borghard helped coach the U.S. Under-23 National Team at the Women’s Olympic Training Center at Mercer Lake in West Windsor, N.J. On the national level, Borghard served as an assistant coach for the U.S. Junior Men’s National Team in 1991, 92 and 94. He coached the junior men’s double to a gold medal at the 1991 U.S. Olympic Festival in Los Angeles and assisted with the junior men’s eight that won gold in Montreal, Canada in 1992. Borghard, a native of Long Island, NY, began rowing in high school under the tutelage of his father, Al Borghard. A graduate of Rutgers, he received his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1987. He captained the Rutgers Lightweights his junior and senior years and stroked the varsity lightweight eight to back-to-back Eastern Sprints bronze medals those same years. Capping off a successful collegiate rowing career, Borghard was selected to two consecutive U.S. National Teams in 1986 and 1987.

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ASSOCIATE HEAD COACH - HEATHER PUTNAM Heather Putnam returned to Rutgers in 2008 as the Varsity Associate Head Coach and Recruiting Coordinator. Putnam coached the Scarlet Knights Freshmen/Novice squad from 2002-06. In her two years away from the Banks, Putnam earned a Master’s in Education from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and served as the Graduate Assistant for UMass Women’s Rowing. “She’s a really driving force,” said head coach Max Borghard. “She’s one that really pushes the limits higher and she’s very well organized. She’s a tremendous asset to this program and makes it go.” In her first stint with the Scarlet Knights, Putnam led the 2005 Novice Eight to a gold medal at the Big East Championship and a seventh place finish at the Eastern Sprints. Her crews also brought home Big East silver medals in 2003 and 2004 and a bronze medal in 2006. Prior to Rutgers, Putnam spent the 2001-02 season at the U.S. Naval Academy. Following a successful fall campaign

in which Navy’s Novice Women won the Navy Day Regatta, the Head of the Schuylkill and the combined men’s and women’s points trophy at the Princeton Freshmen Invite, the First Novice Eight went 15 and 1 in regular spring season competition. Both her First and Second Novice Eights then qualified for the Grand Finals at Eastern Sprints. Finishing 6th overall, the 2002 novices were Navy’s first ever women’s crews to qualify for an Eastern Sprints Final in an eight-oared event. Putnam served as an intern for the Princeton Lightweight Women from 1999-2001. Her 2001 novice lightweight eight won gold at the Eastern Sprints and both freshmen classes went on to contribute to IRA national titles in 2001, 2002 and 2003. During the summers, Putnam coaches the Princeton Tiger Rowing Camps and coached the 2013 William Smith U.S. Rowing Sculling Development Camp. A native of Massachusetts, Putnam graduated magna cum laude from UMass in 1998, with a B.A. in Comparative Literature. Her rowing career was highlighted by an Eastern Sprints gold medal in the Varsity Lightweight Eight. Contact Coach Putnam: 848-932-4227 hputnam@scarletknights.com

ASSISTANT COACH - JESSICA WOJSLAW Jessica Wojslaw begins her fifth year as assistant coach for the Scarlet Knights. A graduate of Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Wojslaw served as team captain her senior year. She was a member of the varsity squad that qualified for the NCAA Championship in 2007 and 2008. Wojslaw also helped the Herons to a New York State Championship and three consecutive Liberty League Championships. “Jess is an exceptional role model and mentor. She knows what success takes and gives others the tools to get there,” said head coach Max Borghard. Wojslaw earned a B.A. in Political Science and International Relations in 2008. She was named a Helen Heath schol-

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ar, selected to the dean’s list, and selected to the Liberty League All-Academic Team three consecutive years. Prior to joining the Scarlet Knights, Wojslaw served as an assistant coach at her alma mater, working with both varsity and novice athletes and coordinating team travel. At the 2012 Big East Championship, her novice four earned a Bronze medal in the 2nd Varsity 4+ event. A native of Norwalk, Conn., Wojslaw spent her summers racing and training at Saugatuck Rowing Club. Contact Coach Wojslaw: 848-932-4227 jwojslaw@scarletknights.com


SUPPORT STAFF

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING Marisa Viola begins her first season as the strength and conditioning coach for the Rutgers rowing team after spending the past two years in a graduate assistant role at nearby Stony Brook University. In her role, Viola will be responsible for creating, overseeing and implementing the strength and conditioning programs for the squad, as well as for the field hockey, gymnastics, women’s tennis, women’s golf and diving teams.

the Seawolves in February of 2010, eventually completing her undergraduate degree with a Bachelor of Arts in history in the spring of 2010. Prior to graduation, the Cutchogue, N.Y., native spent four years as a goalkeeper on the Stony Brook women’s soccer team, serving as the team captain in 2009. That same year she was named First Team American East and Goalkeeper of the Year. She was also named to the NSCAA All-Northeast Region Second Team in 2007 and 2008 and the America East All-Rookie Team in 2006. She notched a school record 26 shutouts throughout her career. Viola currently resides in New Brunswick, N.J.

While at Stony Brook, Viola oversaw the softball, men’s soccer, volleyball, men’s and women’s swimming and diving and the men’s and women’s tennis teams. Viola received her Masters of Arts in liberal studies with an Advanced Graduate Certificate in Coaching from Stony Brook in the summer of 2013. Viola began as an intern with

SPORTS MEDICINE Kathy Galli is a long time member of the Rutgers Athletic Training Staff, providing care to Rutgers athletes since 1984, working with the Women’s Gymnastics and Women’s Rowing teams. She is a 1983, University of Rhode Island graduate, having earned a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education with an emphasis in Athletic Training.

In the past, Kathy has also worked with the Scarlet Knights’ Swimming, Crew, Volleyball and Women’s Lacrosse teams. She spent two years researching Biomechanics with the physicians at University Orthopaedics in New Brunswick. She also taught Adaptive Physical Education at a private special education school. Kathy grew up in Rhode Island but has remained in New Jersey since being hired by Rutgers in 1984. She now resides in Millstone with her husband Bob (Rutgers ’84) and their two children Kevin and Caitlin.

In 1984, she received her Master of Science in Athletic Training from the University of Arizona and has been NATA certified since.

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SCARLET KNIGHT SENIORS

KATIE BAKAJ - Captain Longport, N.J. • Atlantic City HS • Sr. • 5-9 At Rutgers: A 2013-14 team captain along with Stephanie Ford and Raelyn Loiselle. Prior to Rutgers: A three-year Varsity 8 rower for Atlantic City HS … named MVR (Most Valuable Rower) in 2010 as a captain … also a four-year letterwinner for the field hockey team, winning the 2009 MVP … was named First Team All-Cape Atlantic League American Conference in 2009. Personal Info: Daughter of Ed and Linda Bakaj ... has one brother, Christopher … her grandfather, Walter Cunningham, played for the Brooklyn Dodgers … intends to major in sociology … born Sept. 4, 1992.

ASHLEY CHA Fort Lee, N.J. • Academy of the Holy Angels • Sr. • 5-10 Prior to Rutgers: Rowed for two years at Academy of the Holy Angels … qualified for the finals at the Stotesbury Cup Regatta in the lightweight double … placed first in the lightweight double at the Garden State Scholastic Championships … won the senior quad event at the Garden State Scholastic Championships … also a winner of the 2010 Erg-a-thon with 60,000 meters competed. Personal Info: Daughter of Henry and Lauren Choi … has one sister, Stacey … intends to major in sport management … born Oct. 30, 1992.

AMANDA DOTHÉ Linwood, N.J. • Mainland HS • Sr. • 5-9 At Rutgers: Entering her fourth year rowing for the Scarlet Knights … on squad that finished third at the 2012 BIG EAST Championships … earned the 2012 BIG EAST All-Academic Award. Prior to Rutgers: Rowed for four years at Mainland Regional HS … finished first at the 2009 N.J. State Championship … placed second at the 2009 Strotesbury Cup Regatta … took second at the 2009 SRAA Nationals … grabbed silver at Greenhead Sprints and Gold at Mainland’s Row for Humanity ... as a senior, took gold at Greenhead Sprints and Absegami Sprints. Personal Info: Daughter of Craig and Carol … English major … born Jan. 3, 1992.

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STEPHANIE FORD - Captain Nutley, N.J. • Nutley HS • Sr. • 5-8 At Rutgers: A 2013-14 team captain along with Katie Bakaj and Raelyn Loisell … rowed First Varsity 8 as a freshman ... took first place at Murphy Cup, second place at Head of the Schulkill, second place at Knecht Cup, third place at Navy Day, and fourth place at the Big East Championship as a rookie ... as a sophomore, took second place at Navy Day...BIG EAST Conference All-Academic team. Prior to Rutgers: Rowed for four years at Nutley HS ... as a freshman, went to Stotesbury Cup Regatta and SRAA Nationals ... won points trophy for Passaic River Sprints ... finished in sixth place at SRAA in lightweight four category as a sophomore ... junior year, placed fourth at Stotesbury Cup Ragatta and SRAA Nationals in the Junior Four category ... also won Points Trophy for Passaic River Sprints ... named team captain as a senior. Personal Info: Parents are Edward and Valerie ... father played football at the University of Pittsburgh ... sisters are Janine and Laura ... Janine is an alumni of Rutgers Rowing ... communication and psychology major ... born Sept. 7, 1992.

AVIGAYIL LIEBER - Coxswain Cherry Hill, N.J. • Cherry Hill HS East • Sr. • 4-11 At Rutgers: Dean’s list honoree. Personal Info: Daughter of Almog and Grace Lieber … has one sibling, Tamir … intends to major in psychology … born Feb. 4, 1991.

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RAELYN LOISELLE - Captain Tampa, Fla. • H.B. Plant HS • Sr. • 5-8 At Rutgers: A 2013-14 team captain along with Katie Bakaj and Stephanie Ford … threeyear letterwinner and member of the Varsity 8 … member of the squad that took second place at the Head of Schulykilly V8 in 2010 … placed eighth in the Foot of the Charles Varsity 4 in 2010 … member of first-place winning Varsity 8 squad at the Murphy Cup in 2011 … on a Varsity 4 that took second at Navy Day in 2011 … two-year member of the BIG EAST Academic Team … three-time Dean’s List selection. Prior to Rutgers: A three-year letterwinner for the crew team at H.B. Plant HS … also competed in four other sports: soccer, cross country, track and field and lacrosse … won first place in Tampa City from 2008-2010 … two-time Florida State Champion (2008, 2009) … took first in the US Rowing Southeast Regional in 2008 and 2010 … set the course record at Head of the Hooch, which she also won in 2009 … three-year member of the National Honor Society, Science Honor Society and French Honor Society. Personal Info: Daughter of Claude and JoAnn … sister of Brenleigh, Bron and Midge … her father, Claude, spent 13 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) from 1981-1994 with the Detroit Red Wings, New Jersey Devils, Quebec Nordiques, Toronto Maple Leafs and New York Islanders ... amassed 92 goals and 117 assists in his career … intends to major in psychology, English and cognitive science and minor in biological sciences … born Feb. 9, 1992.

GABRIELLA OLIVIERA Long Island City, N.J. • Manhattan Hunter Science HS • Sr. • 6-0 At Rutgers: Raced with NYAC (New York Athletic Club). Raced at Independence Day Regatta in the Senior Eight. Raced at USRowing Club Nationals in the Senior Eight and Quad. Raced at Canadian Henley in the double, quad and straight four in the summer of 2013. Prior to Rutgers: A two-year volleyball letterwinner at Manhattan Hunter Science HS … three-year soccer letterwinner goalkeeper … served as a starting goalkeeper for an undefeated season in 2009 … rowed for the Harlem River Community Rowing Clup in the summer of 2010. Personal Info: Has a brother, Mattheus … daughter of Aroldo and Maria … majoring in exercise science with a minor in Psychology … born Nov. 3, 1992.

ANDREA SAMULEWSKI Colonia, N.J. • UFK Memorial HS • Sr. • 5-8 Prior to Rutgers: Four-year swimmer … co-captain as a sophomore … captain as a junior and senior … earned Sportsmanship Award and Captain’s award ... also earned Varsity Athletic Award … cross country member for three years … National Honor Society member … senate and General Assembly Citation Award … mayor citation for the Goodwill Ambassador Program of Woodbridge Township … swam with Metuchen-Edison YMCA Swim Team from 2000-2010. Personal Info: Daughter of Richard and Irene Samulewski … sister of Kristina Samulewski … sports management major … born September 9, 1992.

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JENNELLE SCHEFFLER Basking Ridge, N.J. • Ridge HS • Sr. • 5-9 Prior to Rutgers: Was a varsity letterwinner for the soccer, lacrosse, cross country and winter and spring track and field teams at Ridge HS. Personal Info: Has two brothers, Greg and Brenden … daughter of Marsha and Donald Scheffler … intends to major in education … born on June 21, 1991.

EMILIA TOPP Vienna, Va. • James Madison HS • Sr. • 5-7 Prior to Rutgers: Two-year varsity letterwinner and two-year captain of the crew team at James Madison HS … four-year member of the athletic honor roll … finished in third place in the Novice 4+ Virginia State Championships in 2007 and 2008 … also finished in third place in the Lightweight 4+ Virginia State Championships in 2009 … earned fourth in the Junior 8 Club Nationals, fifth in the Junior 4+ Canadian Henley, second in the junior 4+ and sixth in the Junior 8 – Head of the Occoquan during the fall and summer of 2009 … won the Youth 4+ Head of the Potomac. Personal Info: Parents are Carol and Eric Topp … sister of Russell … Her mother, Carol, played club Rugby for Stanford University, while her father, Eric, competed on Stanford’s club cycling team … her brother, Russell, was coxswain for the George Mason University Men’s Crew Team … intends to major in ecology, evolution and natural resources … born Oct. 16, 1992.

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KATHERINE HUNGRIGE East Brunswick, N.J. • East Brunswick HS • Jr. • 5-7 Prior to Rutgers: Was a four-year letterwinner for East Brunswick HS gymnastics … a team captain during her senior year … has competed on club gymnastic teams since 2001. Personal Info: Has one sister, Kristina, and is the daughter of Tom and Tina Hungrige … intends to major in criminal justice … born Dec. 9, 1992.

TAYLOR JAMES Carlstadt, N.J. • Becton Regional HS • Jr. • 5-8 Prior to Rutgers: Valedictorian at Becton Regional HS and Vice President of National Honor Society … a three-year letterwinner and two-year captain of the volleyball team at Becton Regional HS … also a two-year letterwinner for the basketball and track and field teams. Personal Info: Daughter of Cheryl and Donald and sister of Donald James III … intends to major in economics … born Nov. 10, 1992.

MORGAN KNIGGE New Egypt, N.J. • New Egypt HS • Jr. • 6-2 At Rutgers: Member of the BIG EAST Conference All-Academic team in 2012 ... Selected to U.S. Rowing Sculling Development Camp held at William Smith College Prior to Rutgers: Played varsity tennis for three years and played varsity basketball for four years … also was a four-year letterwinner in softball ... senior captain for tennis, basketball and softball teams … Central Jersey Group 1 State Basketball Champion in 2011 … back-to-back Group 1 New Jersey State Softball Champions in 2010 and 2011 … Warrior Award Winner in tennis (2009) … first team all-county softball student-athlete (2008-2011) … member of National Honor Society. Personal Info: Parents are Glenn and Nancy Knigge … sister of Matthew Knigge … born Nov. 25, 1992.

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VERONICA LEACH Bowie, Md. • Elizabeth Seton HS • Jr. • 5-7 At Rutgers: Three-time club national champion with Thompsons Boat Center from 201012 … a Dean’s List honoree. Prior to Rutgers: A two-year crew letterwinner at Elizabeth Seton HS … ranked 11th in Junior 8 at Stotesbury Cup in 2010 … finished first at the WMIRA Championships … was named Honorable Mention All-Met Team by the Washington Post … was a two-year letterwinner on the field hockey team … placed second at the 2010 Fragile X Classic, the same year she was named MVP of the Elizabeth Seton HS field hockey squad … an AP Scholar Award winner, National Honor Society of High School Scholars member … and National Honor Society member. Personal Info: The only child of Margaret and Earl Leach … intends to major in biomedical engineering … born Aug. 17, 1993.

MELISSA MCCLEERY South Amboy, N.J. • South Amboy HS • Jr. • 5-9 Prior to Rutgers: A multi-sport letterwinner at South Amboy HS for the soccer (2007-10), basketball (2007-10) and softball teams (2008-11) … was awarded the Senior Sportsmanship award in 2011 … member of the National Honor Society from 2009-11. Personal Info: Has one brother, John, and one sister, Shannon … daughter of Sue and Dave McCleary … father and uncle both rowed for Rutgers Crew … grandfather played lacrosse and soccer for Rutgers … intends to major in public health … born on Feb. 16, 1993.

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CHIOMA MONEME Union, N.J. • Union HS • Jr. • 6-0 At Rutgers: Named a 2013 Collegiate Rowing Coaches Associasion (CRCA) Scholar Athlete … winner of the Christine Reith Collard Douglass Scholarship Award in the fall of 2012 and 2013 … Dean’s List honoree (fall 2011, spring 2012, fall 2012 and spring 2013). Prior to Rutgers: Was a three-year letterwinner on the Union HS track and field and basketball teams … named a track captain in 2011. Personal Info: Has four siblings, Obinna, Adora, Nneka and Onyeka … daughter of Victor and Ifeoma … intends to major in cell biology and neuroscience and minor in psychology and public health … born on Oct. 26, 1993.

BRIGHID PARKER - Coxswain Califon, N.J. • Voorhees HS • Jr. • 5-4 Prior to Rutgers: A four-year letterwinner in women’s soccer and fencing at Voorhees HS … captained the fencing squad in her senior season … was named an outstanding athlete in her senior year … the fencing squad finished second at the N.J. State Championships in her sophomore season. Personal Info: Daughter of Kim and Deirdre Parker … sister of Ceire, Bryna and Jon … intends to major in exercise and sports studies and minor in philosophy … born April 3, 1993.

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JESSI COSTANZO Clark, N.J. • Arthur L. Johnson HS • So. • 5-6 Prior to Rutgers: A three-sport letterwinner at Arthur L. Johnson HS … played soccer (2009-10), track and field (2010-11) and competed for the swimming team (2011-12) … was an honor roll student in all four years of her high school career. Personal Info: Is the only child of Patrick and Pattianne Costanzo … intends to major in sociology and minor in philosophy … born March 26, 1994.

VERONICA DESALVO Plymouth, Minn. • Robbinsdale Armstrong HS • So. • 5-6 At Rutgers: Rowed for Minneapolis Rowing Club. Raced in the quad, straight four, double, pair, single, eight and four in the summers of 2012 and 2013. Prior to Rutgers: A multi-sport athlete throughout her career at Armstrong HS … was a four-year participant and senior captain of the Nordic skiing team … qualified three times at the state level and was a two-year MVP and two-year all-conference honoree … also a four-year member and two-year captain of the track and field squad and three-year participant for the soccer team … winner of the Athena Award … National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society member. Personal Info: Daughter of John and Valerie … has three older brothers: Paul, Stephen and Chris … her brother, Paul, is a member of the UConn track and field team … intends to major in biomedical engineering … born Oct. 14, 1993.

SUNDOES ELBERY Montclair, N.J. • Montclair HS • So. • 5-7 Prior to Rutgers: Was a high honor student all four years at Montclair HS … participated in the Center for Talented Youth (CTY) with Johns Hopkins University all four years, which focused on marine science studies in Baltimore for three weeks and oceanography studies in Kaneohe, Hawaii for three weeks … one of 12 juniors chosen for the Aspen Ideas Festival in Aspen, Colo. Personal Info: One of four siblings … sister of Salsabiel, Sarah and Samaa … parents are Mohamed Elbery and Mona Ashry … intends to major in public health … born May 31, 1994.

LILLIAN FEYGIN Oradell, N.J. • River Dell HS • So. • 5-7 Prior to Rutgers: A two-sport letterwinner at River Dell HS, competing for the volleyball and track and field teams. Personal Info: Daughter of Leonid and Polina and sister of Diana … intends to major in marketing … born May 18, 1994.

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EMILY GOODMAN Princeton, N.J. • Princeton HS • So. • 5-9 At Rutgers: Raced at Canadian Henley in the U23 pair and the Senior pair, under PNRA (Princeton National Rowing Association) in the summer of 2013. Prior to Rutgers: Member of the Mercer Junior Rowing Club … placed second at the 2012 Mid-Atlantic Regionals in the Varsity 8 … came in 11th place at the 2012 Youth Nationals in the Varsity Eight … took first place at the 2013 Mid-Atlantic Regionals in the Varsity 4 … also took third in the Varsity 8 … placed eighth at the 2013 Youth Nationals in the Varsity 4 … earned the AP Scholar Award … recipient of the James Dickson Carr Scholarship. Personal Info: Has two siblings, Sarah and Aaron … daughter of Joel and Jennifer … intends to major in physics … born Oct. 22. 1994.

SHANNON HAINES Fairfax, Va. • James Madison HS • So. • 5-9 At Rutgers: Earned Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) All-Mid-Atlantic Region First Team honors … named All-BIG EAST Second Team after helping the Scarlet Knights to a fourth place finish at the BIG EAST Championships in 2013. Prior to Rutgers: A three-year letterwinner for the W.T. Woodson HS crew team … named 2012 team MVP and All-Met First Team … placed third in the 2011 Mid-Atlantic Erg Sprints … two-year member of the Northern Virginia Rowing Club, placing third in the Junior Pair at the 2011 Club National Championships … also took second place in the Junior Pair at the 2012 Club National Championships … a 2010-11 and 2011-12 Scholar Athlete. Personal Info: Has two siblings, Tristan and Hannah … daughter of Robert and Catherine … intends to major in public health … born Aug. 29, 1994.

BAILEY IRELAN Delaware, Ohio • Dublin Jerome HS • So. • 5-8 Prior to Rutgers: Member of Dublin Jerome HS Crew from 2009-12 … two-time recipient of the Rowing Excellence Award (2010 and 2011) … served as team captain her senior year … also a four-year swimming letterwinner at Dublin Jerome HS … served as team captain her senior year … earned the Coaches’ Award in 2010 member of the National Honor Society … Central Ohio OCC Journalism Award … recipient of the 2012 Dublin Jerome HS Celebration of Excellence Award … co-president of the Student Senate … editor of the monthly school magazine, The Verve, in her senior year. Personal Info: Has a sister, Maddie … daughter of Tom and Tanya … intends on majoring in Journalism and Media Studies … born May 25, 1994.

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SCARLET KNIGHT SOPHOMORES/NEWCOMERS

CAITLIN LAVERY Lawrenceville, N.J. • Lawrence HS • So. • 5-11 Prior to Rutgers: A four-year letterwinner for swimming at Lawrence HS … a four-time county finalist in the 100 meter breaststroke and 200 meter individual medley … earned Trentonian All-County in 100 meter breaststroke in 2011 and Trenton Times All-County in 200 meter individual medley in 2012 … swam for Eastern Express 2004-2012 … Junior Olympic Qualifier 2004-2012 … competed in the Los Angeles Grand Prix in 2010 and 2011 …. swam for Lawrenceville Swimming Association 2002-2012, where she holds three relay records … holds the record in the 15 and over 50 meter breaststroke at the Princeton Area Swimming and Diving Association … AP Scholar with distinction … National Merit Commended Scholar … VP of the National Honor Society … member of the Spanish Honor Society. Personal Info: Has two siblings, Patrick and Gwyneth … daughter of Hugh and Meredith … intends to double major in political science and anthropology … born June 7, 1994.

CHRISTINA MCGINNIS - Coxswain Ringwood, N.J. • Lakeland Regional HS • So. • 5-0 At Rutgers: Was a member of the 2013 BIG EAST All-Academic Team … a Dean’s List and President’s Academic Excellence Award Selection … also won the Present’s Volunteer Service Award. Prior to Rutgers: A two-year volleyball varsity letterwinner at Lakeland Regional HS … played setter for the JV team from 2009-11 and on the varsity squad for the 2011-12 season … won the Passaic County Sherrif’s Community Outreach Foundation Award and was a Huge O’Brien Youth Leadership Ambassador in 2010 …won the Student Council Award as president of the organization in 2011 and 2012 … member of the National Honor Society and vice president of the Spanish Honor Society. Personal Info: Daughter of Katherine McGinnish and sister of Josphe McGinnis … intends to major in political science and minor in psychology and business administration … born Feb. 4, 1994.

JENNIFER DIDUN Pennington, N.J. • Hopewell Valley HS • Fr. • 5-10 Prior to Rutgers: A three-sport varsity letterwinner at Hopewell Valley Central HS, playing three years of field hockey (2010-12) four years of basketball (2009-13) and two years of track and field (2010, 2013) … was named First Team All-County by the Trenton Times, Trentonian and Central Jersey Field Hockey Coach’s Association … was Honorable Mention by the Trentonian during her freshman and sophomore basketball seasons … set the freshman triple jump record in 2010 … named a Scholar Athlete by the Trentonian … was a member of the National Honor Society (2010-13). Personal Info: Her parents are Lisa and Charles Didun … has one brother, Christopher … intends to major in psychology … born Oct. 18, 1994.

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ALEXANDRA EDENZON Belle Mead, N.J. • Montgomery HS • Fr. • 5-8 Prior to Rutgers: Rowed for three years at Mercer Junior Rowing Club in West Windsor, N.J. … won regionals to progress to nationals twice in the women’s pair … attended her first nationals as a novice competitor … awarded best team player and nominated as a captain … recipient of the Montgomery Recreational Basketball Scholarship. Personal Info: Has two brothers, Michael and Zachary … daughter of Marc and Kathy … her mother, Kathy, was an All-American swimmer at Alabama (class of ’84) … born Sept. 9, 1994.

LANGLEY OUDEMANS Hammonton, N.J. • Cedar Creek HS • Fr. • 5-8 Prior to Rutgers: Two-year letterwinner for the crew and soccer at teams at Cedar Creek HS … took second at the 2010 Greenhead Sprints … placed first in the Women’s Varsity Single and third in Women’ts Varsity Double at the 2012 County Championships … finished third in Women’s Varsity Double at States … Cedar Creek HS Athlete of the 2012 spring season … member of the National Honor Society and the Latin Honor Society … earned the Principal’s Award for English … recipient of the Kiwanis Volunteer Award. Personal Info: Has a sister, Joselin … daughter of Peter Oudemans and Amy Howell … intends to major in environmental policy … born May 26, 1995.

JOSEPHINE ROOSLI - Coxswain Niantic, Conn. • East Lyme HS • Fr. • 5-1 Prior to Rutgers: Part of an East Lyme HS rowing team that finished as the Connecticut State runner-up in 2013 … was a team captain as a senior … team took eighth at the Head of Charles and first at the Coastweeks in 2012 … former member of the Southeastern Connecticut Rowing Club … a high honor student and CAPT Test scholar. Personal Info: Daughter of Esti and Phillipp Roosli … has two siblings, Basil and Lucas … intends to major in molecular biology and biochemistry. … born Oct. 23, 1994.

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ROWERS DOING RESEARCH

RUTGERS RESEARCH Rutgers rowing is not just about excelling on the water, it’s about exemplifying dedication in the classroom and in life. Twenty-eight members of last year’s team qualified for the BIG EAST All-Academic Team – nearly the entire rowing roster. Many of those rowers continued their studies in the lab this past summer, conducting research that may one day change the world.

LOISELLE: Senior Raelyn Louiselle spent her summer investigating the hypothesis that mental and physical (MAP) training could increase heart rate variability in a group of homeless, addicted and sexually abused women. The MAP training involved meditation followed by exercise twice a week for eight weeks.

MONEME: Junior Chinoa Moneme worked the lab of Dr. Strair M.D. under Dr. Daniel Medina Ph.D at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. While there, her research focused on finding a better way to test drug efficacy using an in vitro model.

TOPP: Senior Emilia Topp studied the impact of deer, invasive species and climate change on forest vegetation in mature woods. Her vegetation surveys will map existing habitat conditions in order to compare historic data with current findings and to project future trajectories in forest composition. Junior Chinoa Moneme

Senior Raelyn Loiselle

Senior Emilia Topp

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PETERSON ,

a 1988 Rutgers University graduate, returned to the banks in 1994 following a six year professional basketball career to join the Academic Support Staff. Peterson, a Journalism major, was a four-year letterwinner on the men’s Basketball team and the team’s ScholarAthlete in 1987-88. Currently an Academic Advisor working with the Baseball, Women’s Rowing, Gymnastics and Women’s Tennis teams, Peterson also works with webmaster Colin Osborne to keep the academic support services for studentathletes website current.

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Peterson is a member of the N4A (National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics) and has presented many times at the National convention. During the 2000 National Convention, he was elected to be the webmaster for the Region 1 website, and received many favorable reviews. Peterson has worked in the athletic academic support office since 1994 after completing a six-year stint playing professional basketball in the NBA, CBA, USBL, EBA, as well as several international leagues. He also serves as an instructor at the Dyckman Basketball Instructional Program, a weekly free clinic in New York City for area basketball players. Prior to returning to his alma mater, Peterson spent time as a substitute teacher in the bi-lingual program (Spanish) in the New York Public School System.


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ROWING HISTORY

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he Class of 1914 Boathouse is located on the Raritan River, which separates the campuses of Cook, Douglass, and College Ave in New Brunswick from those of Livingston and Busch in Piscataway. It’s just a short walk down the hill to get to the boathouse from Cook and Douglass, and is easily accessible from all the other campuses. The boathouse was built in 1950 and is a gift of the Class of 1914. An addition was made in 1961 and today in houses over 20 boats. The boathouse also underwent renovations, most recently in 2010. Rutgers has top-of-the-line equipment, with brand new boats and oars coming in every year. In addition to eights and fours, we utilize small boats for training, including singles, doubles and pairs. The Raritan River provides an unlimited number of miles of water which are used almost exclusively by Rutgers Rowing. The tree-lined shoes are both beautiful and provide excellent win protection for rowing practices. Even on the windiest days, the Raritan is amongst the best courses in the country to row. Furthermore, due to milder winters than our northern friends, Rutgers rowing can stay on the water longer in the fall and get back on earlier in the spring. For land workouts, Rutgers offers a 16-person indoor rowing tank which allows rower to maintain their feel for the water during the winter training portion of the year. We have over 50 Concept II rowing ergometers which we use for building cardiovascular endurance and fitness. For weight training, Rutgers rowers receive personal attention from the University’s professional strength and conditioning staff, with access to state-of-the-art equipment located in the training rooms on each campus. The Rutgers strength and conditioning staff are some of the best around, having trained elite athletes such as the U.S. Women’s Soccer team and numbers NBA and NFL players. Rutgers athletes also have access to excellent sports medicine facilities. The trainers work one-on-one with injured athletes to treat them and keep them healthy. In case of sickness, athletes can see the special team physician and receive benefits such as free prescriptions. The crew also works closely with a professional sports psychologist to further enhance their mental training and potential.

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o men’s rowing began as a club sport at Rutgers in 1974. A rising tide of interest, plus support from the men’s coaching staff and University, quickly led to varsity status for the women’s program in 1977.

As a result, Rutgers is one of the longest-standing varsity women’s rowing teams in the country. In the spring of 1977, Rutgers joined the Women’s Eastern Sprints League, now known as the Eastern Association of Women’s Rowing Colleges (EAWRC). The EAWRC is the oldest league nationally and the most competitive in the East coast. Another long-standing tradition at Rutgers is the Cornell/Penn tri-race. Rutgers won the first competition in 1978. At thirty years old, this one of the oldest continuously contested women’s races in the country. To commemorate this annual event, the Raritan Cup was introduced in April 1994. In the program for the inaugural race for the Raritan Cup on Saturday, April 16, 1994, it read, “Cornell, Penn and Rutgers women’s crew have competed annually in a triangular race for nearly the entire period of the modern era of women’s collegiate rowing; so the choice of a cup to present the winner of the women’s varsity race each year is quite appropriate to pay tribute to that tradition. The Raritan Cup is an inspiration for the oarswomen of all three institutions to continue this high level of competition for years to come.” Today, the varsity eights compete for the Raritan Cup and Class of ’89 Plate is awarded to the team with the most points. The first NCAA National Women’s Rowing Championships, held in 1997 in Sacramento, Calif., marked yet another milestone for Rutgers. Placing all three varsity boats – the first and second varsity eight and the varsity four – in the grand finals at Easter Sprints that season, his outstanding effort earned the Scarlet Knights a team bid to the national championship. Rutgers was one of only eight teams in the country to qualify for NCAAs as a team that inaugural year. The varsity four’s gold medal performance at Sprints in 1998 once again qualified Rutgers for NCAAs. In 2001, the first varsity eight capped an outstanding spring season with a seventh-place finish at Sprints and a bid to the national championship.

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RUTGERS ON THE NATIONAL TEAM

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utgers has produced some outstanding rowers in its history, many of whom have gone on to illustrious careers for the U.S. National and Olympic teams. Six Rutgers alumni found their way onto the U.S. Olympic Rowing Team for the 2000 Sydney Games.

SHARON KRIZ (RC ’98) Kriz competed for the U.S. at the 2005 World Championships in the women’s eight, finishing fourth. Highlights of Kriz’ career on the National Team included a bronze medal at the 2005 Bearing Point World Cup in Munich and a silver medal at the 1997 World Rowing Under 23 Championships.

JENNIFER DORE-TERHAAR (RC ’93) A 10-time national team member and two-time Olympian, Dore-Terhaar earned numerous distinctions as a world class athlete. In addition to rowing in the quad in the 1996 and 2000 Olympics, she won silver medals in the eight at the 1993 and 1994 World Rowing CHampinships and stroked the U.S. gold medal eight in 1995. She returned to elite rowing in 2003 to once again represent the U.S. at the World Championships in the women’s eight.

TOM TERHAAR (RC ’90) Terhaar has led the USA women’s eight rowing team to its second-straight Olympic gold medal in 2012. The squad, unbeaten in international competition since 2006, won by a boat-length margin over Canada and the Netherlands in the gold medal race at Dorney Lake. At the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, Terhaar coached the U.S. women’s eight to a gold medal. The victory, which was the first in the event at the Olympics since 1984, came on the heels of back-to-back world titles in the event in 2006 and 2007. In 2007, he also coached the women’s four to a gold medal. For his efforts, Terhaar won the USOC’s 2007 Coach of the Year Award for rowing and was one of five finalists for the USOC’s National Coach of the Year. In 2006, Terhaar’s eight not only won the world title but it also set a world’s best time in the process. In 2004, Terhaar coached the U.S. women’s eight to a world record in the heat and a silver medal at the Olympic Games. It was the first time the U.S. had won an Olympic medal in the event since 1984. Terhaar was named head women’s coach in 2001. In just his second year as women’s head coach, he led the women’s eight to a gold medal at the 2002 FISA World Championships in Seville, Spain. In 2003, his women’s four won the gold medal. In 2000, he coached the women’s quadruple sculls to fifth place at the Olympics in Sydney, Australia. In 1998, he was named the USOC’s 1998 Developmental Coach of the Year for the sport of rowing.

MAITE URTASUN (RC ’01) Urtasun won the 2002 World Championships as a member of the U.S. women’s eight. She began her elite rowing career while still an undergraduate at Rutgers, winning a bronze medal in the straight four at the 1999 World Championships. She made six consecutive national teams from 1999 to 2004, culminating with an Olympic appearance in Athens, Greece. As stroke of the Rutgers 2001 varsity eight, she led the Scarlet Knights to their third NCAA qualification.

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LESLIE BURNS-RAWLEY (RC ’92) A member of the national team for two years, from 199799, Burns-Rawley competed in the single sculls in two FISA World Championships. She also took second in the 1999 Pan American games, as well as the 1998 Amsterdam Maas Holland-Bekes. She was the U.S. women’s single sculler for the 1998 World Championships, held in Cologne, Germany and again in 1999 in St. Catherine’s, Canada.

OTHER RUTGERS OLYMPIANS Charlie Butt ’8 coached Michelle Guerette to the silver medal in the single sculls at the 2008 U.S. Olympics, as well as the gold medal in the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials. He was named to the 2000 Olympic coaching staff and coached the men’s lightweight double sculls. As an athlete himself, he made several lightweight national teams.


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ROBERT L. BARCHI is the 20th president of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Since beginning his tenure on September 1, 2012, President Barchi has been overseeing preparations for integrating into Rutgers most units of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, as outlined in the recently adopted New Jersey Medical and Health Sciences Education Restructuring Act.  He has begun work on a university strategic plan (the first in more than 15 years) and was part of a statewide coalition of university, business, and labor leaders urging voter support of a $750 million bond act for higher education construction, which was approved by a wide margin in November. President Barchi announced on November 20, 2012 that all intercollegiate athletic teams on Rutgers’ New Brunswick campus will join the Big Ten Conference at a date to be determined.

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PRESIDENT OF THE UNIVERSITY

DR. ROBERT L. BARCHI PRESIDENT OF THE UNIVERSITY wide entity that he expanded to become the focus for Penn’s growth in neuroscience, encompassing the intellectual activities of more than 120 faculty members. Dr. Barchi founded the Department of Neuroscience at Penn and served as its first chair; he also served as chair of the Department of Neurology. He was named the Fairhill Professor in 2002, a position that he still holds in emeritus status.

From 2004 to 2012, Dr. Barchi served as president of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, nationally regarded as a top university dedicated to health sciences education and research. Prior to Jefferson, he was provost and chief academic officer of the University of Pennsylvania, an Ivy League institution founded in 1740. There, he had responsibility for Penn’s 12 schools, all academic programs, athletics, students, and faculty. Dr. Barchi was born in Philadelphia but spent his formative years not far from Rutgers in Westfield, N.J. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Georgetown University, and Ph.D. and M.D. degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. He completed specialty training at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and holds board certification in neurology. Throughout his career, Dr. Barchi has been active as a teacher and as an NIH-funded researcher in the fields of neuroscience and neurology, and he has published extensively in his field. He was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of his pioneering research on the structure and function of voltage-gated ion channels in nerve and muscle, and on the role these critical molecules can play in human disease. He was also elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation and the Association of American Physicians and named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Neurological Association, and the American Academy of Neurology. In 1972, Dr. Barchi began his academic career as a faculty member at Penn. Within a decade, he rose to become the David Mahoney Professor of Neurological Sciences. Between 1983 and 1996, he served as director of the Mahoney Institute of Neurological Sciences—an interdisciplinary, university-

The University of Pennsylvania named Dr. Barchi as its provost and chief academic officer in 1999, and he served in this capacity until 2004. As provost, Dr. Barchi had responsibility for the university’s 12 schools and their academic programs and budgets and Penn’s intercollegiate athletics program, as well as for Penn’s students and faculty. During his tenure, he worked with president Judith Rodin to reassert the primacy of the academic mission in the direction of the university. He recruited new leadership to nine of the 12 schools at Penn and established a number of universitywide interdisciplinary educational and research institutes. He also led the university through a comprehensive strategic planning process. As president of Thomas Jefferson University, Dr. Barchi oversaw a period of tremendous growth. The university established three new schools—including the Jefferson School of Pharmacy, which graduated its first class in May 2012, and the Jefferson School of Population Health, the only school in the nation to offer a master’s degree in chronic care management. Overall student enrollment increased by 51 percent and annual degrees awarded rose by 54 percent. Dr. Barchi also expanded the reach of the campus, inaugurating the Partnership in Healthcare Education, an academic affiliation with the University of Delaware that offers dual-degree programs between the two institutions. Other accomplishments at Jefferson include successful implementation of an ambitious strategic plan that integrated the university’s clinical, education, and research missions; a comprehensive facilities master plan that supports those missions; and a major fundraising campaign that provides the resources necessary for success. During Dr. Barchi’s tenure, Jefferson established 22 new endowed professorships and 50 endowed scholarships, helping to ensure a healthy and diverse community of faculty and students. The university surpassed

$300 million in fundraising under his leadership, twice the amount raised during the preceding eight-year period. During his presidency, Dr. Barchi also oversaw the transformation of Jefferson’s urban environment into a vibrant university campus. A coordinated construction program, coupled with improved landscape design and signage, helped provide visitors and the Jefferson community a sense of place and connectedness to the compact urban campus in the heart of the city’s historic district. Dr. Barchi is married to Francis Harper Barchi, a tenure-track faculty member of the Rutgers School of Social Work. Before coming to Rutgers, she was a senior fellow in the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania, where she was engaged in education and research activities relating to international research ethics. Francis Barchi holds a Ph.D. in social welfare, a master’s in bioethics, and a master’s in nonprofit leadership from the University of Pennsylvania, as well as a bachelor’s degree from Smith College. She is the former executive vice president of the Dana Foundation in New York, a post she assumed following a 20-year span as president of her own company, which provided protocol and strategic communication services for international clients. Francis Barchi’s research focuses on the social and behavioral factors that influence women’s health in southern Africa. In 2009, she completed the first major quantitative study on women’s autonomy and gender-based violence in Botswana, and she is the principal investigator on a study in that country examining the extent to which women’s understanding of HPV and cervical cancer influences their decision-making about prevention and treatment. She is currently part of a team responsible for ethics training of health professionals in Botswana, Tanzania, and Guatemala. As an avocation, President Barchi is an expert in the history and mechanical development of clocks and watches. In addition to collecting and conserving examples of these timepieces from the 17th and 18th centuries, he designs and constructs his own precision clocks in his basement machine shop. The Barchis, who have four adult children and one young dog, spend their leisure time at their home in coastal Maine where they are avid boaters and hikers.

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leads Rutgers Athletics transition in 2014 to the nation’s premier academic and athletic conference, the Big Ten. Hermann came to Rutgers after serving previously as the executive senior associate director of athletics for the University of Louisville.

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ATHLETIC DIRECTOR

JULIE HERMANN DIRECTOR OF INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS tem. She is committed to developing programs to support both athletic and academic pursuits after building one of the nation’s premier systems for studentathletes at Louisville (L-Care).

Hermann spent 15 years at Louisville as the Cardinals built one of the nation’s most competitive athletic programs across the board. Following a national search, Hermann was selected from a pool of 63 candidates. She is the first woman to serve in this capacity at Rutgers and will become the second female athletic director in Big Ten history. “It’s a pleasure to welcome Julie Hermann to the Rutgers community,” said President Robert L. Barchi. “She is one of the most respected athletics administrators in the country and she was deeply involved in moving Louisville from Conference USA to the BIG EAST and from the BIG EAST to the Atlantic Coast Conference. Her 15 years of leadership experience will be an invaluable asset to the university as we prepare to enter the Big Ten.” One of the primary goals set by Hermann is to create a best-inclass student-athlete care sys-

Hermann served in a supervisory capacity of U of L athletics as the university garnered the 2013 NCAA men’s basketball national championship; two BCS Bowl wins; two NCAA women’s basketball national championship appearances (2013 and 2009) and one NCAA men’s soccer College Cup national championship appearance (2010). Since joining the BIG EAST in 2005, the Cardinals claimed 64 conference titles. Hermann oversaw 20 sports at Louisville, marketing, academics, sports performance, sports medicine, student development and athletic development. She worked to cultivate support for many of the U of L athletic venues that allowed the Cardinals to enjoy one of the nation’s biggest and best building booms in college sports.

Prior to that she served as head women’s volleyball coach at the University of Tennessee for six seasons. Under her watch, the Lady Vols advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in a decade. Hermann is immediate past president of the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators. She is the former chair of the NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Committee. Hermann has served on numerous boards, including the Frazier Rehab Institute, the Louisville Sports Commission and the Kentucky Sports Commission. Hermann and her partner Dr. Leslie Danehy are the proud parents of a seven year-old son, Aidan.

Before joining U of L, Hermann served as an assistant coach for USA Volleyball, helping the national team to a silver medal finish at the World University Games in 1997.

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JASON BAUM

GEOFF BROWN

BRIAN COLVIN

Senior Associate Athletic Director Communications

Senior Associate Athletic Director Chief Marketing Officer

Associate Director of Athletics Finance & Administration

KATHLEEN HICKEY

DOUGLAS KOKOSKIE

DR. ROBERT MONACO

Senior Associate Athletic Director Olympic Sports

Senior Associate Athletic Director Facilities, Operations & Events

Associate Athletic Director Sports Medicine

NICK OJEA

JANINE PURCARO

JOHN TERNYILA

Associate Athletic Director Compliance

Chief Financial Officer

Senior Associate Athletic Director Finance

SHAWN TUCKER

SCOTT WALKER

Assistant Athletic Director Student -Athlete Development

Executive Director of Academic Support Services


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