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Kaitlyn Severin '24 and Sage Gilbert-Diamond '26 open the season on March 23 at the Washington College Invitational (Carlisle Stockton)
Blue Crew Announces Spring 2024 Schedule

December 18, 2023

Wellesley College crew and head coach Tessa Spillane announced the team's spring 2024 schedule. The Blue will travel to Maryland, New York and various parts of Massachusetts this spring.

Colette Kennedy '25 and Lucy Weil '26 (Carlisle Stockton)
Blue Crew Places 10th/20th in V8+, 30th/33rd in V4+ At Head Of The Charles

October 22, 2023

Wellesley College crew, the reigning NCAA Division III National Champion, had its first race of the 2023-24 season on Sunday at the 2023 Head Of The Charles Regatta (HOCR) at the Charles River. Wellesley's Varsity Eight (V8+) boat raced out of Bow 2 and finished 10th out of 35 boats in the Women's Collegiate Eights race with a time of 18:31.543. Tufts Varsity Eight won the event with a time of 18:03.969.

The Blue will compete in the Women's Collegiate 8+ and Women's Collegiate 4+ races on Sunday afternoon.
Wellesley Crew in Action this Weekend at the 2023 Head Of The Charles Regatta

October 19, 2023

The Wellesley College crew team will compete at the 2023 Head Of The Charles Regatta (HOCR) on Sunday, October 22, on the Charles River in Boston. Founded in 1965, the HOCR is a three-day rowing event featuring many of the top rowers, teams and clubs from around the world. This year's event will take place from Friday-Sunday, October 20-22, 2023. Wellesley will compete in the Women's Collegiate Eights on Sunday afternoon starting at 2:51 PM and the Women's Collegiate Fours on Sunday afternoon starting at 3:23 PM.

Anneka Hallstrom '23 is the first member of Wellesley crew to be named the CRCA Division III Athlete of the Year (Carlisle Stockton & Katie Morrison)
Wellesley's Anneka Hallstrom Wins CRCA Division III Athlete of the Year

August 17, 2023

Recent Wellesley College crew graduate Anneka Hallstrom (Ann Arbor, Mich.) has been named the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) Division III Athlete of the Year. This is the second time a member of Blue Crew has earned the award after Katie Ball '22 won the inaugural award in 2022.

Seven members of Wellesley College crew and head coach Tessa Spillane were named to the Rowing 25 Year All-NEWMAC Team.
Seven Members of Blue Crew, Spillane Honored on 25 Year All-NEWMAC Team

August 11, 2023

The NEWMAC released the Rowing 25 Year All-NEWMAC Team in recognition of the historic 25th Anniversary season. A total of 18 student-athletes have been recognized from the last 25 years, including current head Tessa Spillane, former Wellesley College crew rowers Becca Kimball '14, Meg Roberts '16, Kathryn Barth '17, Kelsey Campbell '18, and Katie Ball '22, and former coxswains Stephanie Kim '18 and Sydney Stento '18. The honored team was voted on by the NEWMAC membership.

Anneka Hallstrom '23 was named one of three CRCA Division III Athlete of Year Finalists (Frank Poulin)
Wellesley's Hallstrom Among CRCA Athlete of the Year Finalists

August 10, 2023

Recent Wellesley College crew graduate Anneka Hallstrom (Ann Arbor, Mich.) was named a Division III Athlete of the Year Finalist by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) on Thursday. Hallstrom was one of three Division III Finalists along with recent Colby College graduate Tori Richards (South Yarmouth, Mass.), and Ithaca College graduate Allison Arndt (Lewisburg, Pa.).

Eleven student-athletes from the 2023 NCAA National Champion Wellesley College crew team have been named 2023 CRCA Scholar Athletes (Frank Poulin).
Blue Crew Claims Eleven CRCA Scholar Athlete Honors

July 21, 2023

Eleven student-athletes from the 2023 NCAA National Champion Wellesley College crew team have been named 2023 CRCA Scholar Athletes.

Wellesley College crew graduates Anneka Hallstrom and Isabella Santos have been named to the 2023 Pocock Racing Shells All-America First Team (Carlisle Stockton).
Hallstrom, Santos Named 2023 CRCA/Pocock Division III All-Americans

July 13, 2023

Wellesley College crew recent graduates Anneka Hallstrom (Ann Arbor, Mich.) and Isabella Santos (West Hartford, Conn.) have been named to the 2023 Pocock Racing Shells All-America First Team.

A total of 359 student-athletes were honored by the NIRC, including 23 from the Wellesley College crew team (Carlisle Stockton).
Blue Crew Lands 23 Student-Athletes on 2023 NIRC All-Academic Team

July 05, 2023

The National Invitational Rowing Championship (NIRC) has announced the recipients of the regatta's All-Academic awards. A total of 359 student-athletes were honored this spring, including 23 from the Wellesley College crew team.

Cora Barrett '23 has been named to the 2022-23 Academic All-America® Women's At-Large First Team.
Cora Barrett Named to 2022-23 CSC Academic All-America Women's At-Large First Team

June 22, 2023

Wellesley College crew senior Cora Barrett (Tewksbury, Mass.) has been named to the 2022-23 Academic All-America® Women’s At-Large First Team, as selected by College Sports Communicators (CSC).

Wellesley College's Tessa Spillane was voted the NIRC Women's Coach of the Year (Carlisle Stockton).
Wellesley Crew Head Coach Tessa Spillane Named NIRC Women's Coach of the Year

June 20, 2023

The National Intercollegiate Rowing Championship (NIRC) announced the recipients of the regatta's postseason awards and Wellesley College's Tessa Spillane was voted the Women's Coach of the Year.

Tessa Spillane and the Blue Crew coaching staff earned regional recognition from the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association.
Spillane, Blue Crew Coaches Earn CRCA National, Regional Coach and Coaching Staff of the Year Honors

June 15, 2023

Wellesley College crew head coach Tessa Spillane has been named the 2023 Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) Division III National and New England Regional Coach of the Year. In addition, Spillane, associate head coach Emilie Muller and assistant coach Emilia Ball '19 have been named the 2023 National and New England Regional Coaching Staff of the Year.

National Champion Blue Crew attended College Athlete Day on Monday, June 12 at the White House
National Champion Blue Crew Attends College Athlete Day at the White House

June 13, 2023

2023 NCAA Division III Rowing National Champion Wellesley College joined NCAA national champions from across the country on Monday, June 12 at the White House in Washington, D.C. for a College Athlete Day Celebration honoring Division I, II and III Championship Teams of the NCAA. 

archive image 1894 rowing on lake waban
History on the Water: Wellesley’s venerable tradition of rowing—and winning—from Float Night to national championships

May 30, 2023

After constructing College Hall, the majestic building where 314 students lived and learned when Wellesley College opened its doors in 1875, Henry Fowle Durant bought three rowing vessels and docked them on Lake Waban.

Cora Barrett '23 of Wellesley crew was named the NCAA Elite 90 winner for rowing (Frank Poulin)
Wellesley Crew's Barrett Named NCAA Elite 90 Winner

May 27, 2023

Wellesley College crew senior Cora Barrett (Tewksbury, Mass.) was named the NCAA Elite 90 winner for Division III Rowing on Saturday. The award was presented at the 2023 NCAA Division III Rowing Championships in Pennsauken, N.J. on Saturday. Barrett, a Physics and Mathematics major, is the first winner of the Elite 90 award in Wellesley Athletics history.

2023 Wellesley Crew (Carlisle Stockton)
Blue Crew Wins 2023 NCAA DIII Rowing National Championship

May 27, 2023

Wellesley College crew won the 2023 NCAA Division III National Championship on Saturday on the Cooper River. With the team victory, Wellesley captured back-to-back NCAA National Championships for the first time in program history while winning the program’s third NCAA title (2016). The Blue are now one of only three schools to earn at least three NCAA Division III Rowing Championships. It is also the first time a team has won the NCAA Division III Rowing Championships in back-to-back years since Bates won in 2018 and 2019. Wellesley has finished in the top three nationally every year since 2015, with the exception of 2020 and 2021 when the Blue did not compete due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.