2021-22 Wellesley Crew News

Tessa Spillane and the Blue Crew coaching staff earned National Coaching Staff of the Year honors from the CRCA (Mike Janes (top), Katie Morrison (bottom))
Blue Crew's Spillane, Muller, Ball Named CRCA Division III National Coach and Staff of the Year

July 08, 2022

Wellesley College crew head coach Tessa Spillane and assistant coaches Emilie Muller and Emilia Ball '19 have been named the 2022 Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) NCAA Division III National Coach and Coaching Staff of the Year.

Head Coach Tessa Spillane has been selected as the 2022 NIRC Women's Coach of the Year in a vote by her coaching peers (Mike Janes).
Blue Crew's Spillane Named NIRC Coach of the Year; 25 Earn NIRC All-Academic Honors

June 24, 2022

he National Invitational Rowing Championships (NIRC) has announced the recipients of the regatta’s postseason awards and Wellesley College Head Coach Tessa Spillane has been selected as the 2022 NIRC Women’s Coach of the Year in a vote by her coaching peers. In addition, the NIRC has also honored 25 members of the Blue Crew team with NIRC All-Academic accolades.

Wellesley Crew win the 2022 NCAA DIII Rowing National Championship (Photo by Mike Janes).
Wellesley Crew Wins the 2022 NCAA DIII Rowing National Championship

May 28, 2022

Wellesley College crew captured the 2022 NCAA Division III National Championship on Saturday afternoon at Nathan Benderson Park. The national title is the program’s second and the first since 2016.

Wellesley crew advanced the V8+ and 2V8+ boats to the Grand Final at the NCAA Championships.
Wellesley Crew Advances Both Boats to the Grand Final at the 2022 NCAA DIII National Championships

May 27, 2022

The Wellesley Varsity Eight (V8+) and Wellesley Second Varsity Eight (2V8+) each advanced to the Grand Final at the 2022 NCAA DIII National Championships at Nathan Benderson Park on Friday morning. 

Wellesley Crew is set for the 2022 NCAA Championships in Sarasota.
No. 2 Wellesley Crew Set for 2022 NCAA DIII Championships

May 23, 2022

The No.1 Nationally Ranked Wellesley College crew team is set for the 2022 NCAA Division III Women's Rowing Championships on Friday and Saturday, May 27 and 28, at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota, Fla.

Five named to Spring All-Sportsmanship Team (Frank Poulin Photography).
Five Named to NEWMAC Spring All-Sportsmanship Team

May 17, 2022

The New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) has revealed the 2022 Spring All-Sportsmanship Team with five Wellesley student-athletes earning the honor.

Wellesley Varsity Eight
The Blue Crew Picks Up a Pair of Second Place Finishes at the National Invitational Rowing Championship

May 08, 2022

The Wellesley Varsity Eight (V8+) and Wellesley Second Varsity Eight (2V8+) finished second place in their races at the 2022 National Invitational Rowing Championship on Lake Quinsigamond on Sunday.

Wellesley Varsity Eight places first at the New England Rowing Championship.
Wellesley Varsity Eight Places First at New England Rowing Championship

April 30, 2022

The Wellesley Varsity Eight (V8+) took first place at the 2022 New England Rowing Championship on Lake Quinsigamond on Saturday. 

Katie Ball '22 (left) and Tessa Spillane (right) earn NEWMAC Rowing Postseason Awards (Frank Poulin Photography)
Wellesley's Spillane Named Co-Coach of the Year and Ball Earns Rower of the Year Honor

April 28, 2022

Wellesley head coach Tessa Spillane was named the Co-Coach of the Year and senior Katie Ball (Hanover, N.H.) earned the Rower of the Year honor.

Wellesley Crew wins the 2022 NEWMAC Championship (Katie Morrison)
Blue Crew Claims 2022 NEWMAC Rowing Championship

April 23, 2022

The Wellesley College crew team took first place in three races to capture both the 2022 New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Rowing Championship and the Florence Jope Smith Cup on Saturday at the Donahue Rowing Center on Lake Quinsigamond.

23 Blue crew members were named to the NEWMAC Academic All-Conference Team (Frank Poulin Photography)
Wellesley Crew Lands Program Record 23 to NEWMAC All-Academic Team

April 21, 2022

The New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) has announced the 2022 Rowing Academic All-Conference Team. A total of 120 student-athletes were selected including a program high 23 from Wellesley College.

No. 1 Blue Crew wins two races at Hamilton Regatta
No. 1 Blue Crew Victorious at Hamilton Regatta on Erie Canal

April 16, 2022

The No. 1 ranked Wellesley Crew picked up first place finishes in both the Varsity Eight (V8+) and Second Varsity Eight (2V8+) at the Hamilton Invitational on the Erie Canal on Saturday. 

The Wellesley Varsity Eight has earned a second NEWMAC Rowing Boat of the Week honor.
Blue Varsity Eight Earns Second NEWMAC Boat of the Week Honor

April 11, 2022

The Wellesley Varsity Eight has earned a second New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Rowing Boat of the Week honor, for the week ending April 10.

No. 1 Crew defeats No. 2 Bates on Sunday.
No. 1 Crew Victorious Over No. 2 Bates at Lake Quinsigamond

April 10, 2022

The No. 1 Blue Crew earned first place finishes in both the Varsity Eight (V8+) and a first place victory in the Second Varsity Eight (2V8+) over No. 2 Bates on Sunday at Lake Quinsigamond.

Crew picks up a first place finish in the 2V8+ in Medford.
No. 1 Crew Earns First in 2V8+ and Second in V8+ on Saturday

April 09, 2022

The No. 1 Wellesley College crew earned a second place finish in the Varsity Eight (V8+) and a first place victory in the Second Varsity Eight (2V8+) on Saturday morning.