BU Women's Rowing Team Announces Four Recruits

BU Women's Rowing Team Announces Four Recruits

Dec. 3, 2013

Women's rowing coach Stacey Rippetoe has announced that four recruits have signed National Letters of Intent to attend Boston University. The four will join the team for the Fall 2014 semester. The women's rowing team continues its offseason training before opening the spring dual season in New Brunswick, N.J. vs. Rutgers and Michigan State on Saturday, March 28, 2014.

Lily Bettencourt
Topsfield, Mass. • Masconomet High School • Essex Rowing Club

Lily has raced both sweep and sculling events for Essex.  She won the Junior B double at Club Nationals in 2012 and was 4th in the Junior A single in 2013.  In the pair, Lily was 2nd at the Northeast Junior District Championships and was 12th at Youth Nationals.  At school, she is part of the Peerleading Mentoring Program and the Best Buddies organization and she played volleyball for 2 years.

Rippetoe on Bettencourt: “Lily has a strong presence as an athlete and teammate.  She has strong small boat skills and also the ability to contribute to the team as part of a crew. I am looking forward to adding her positive energy to our team.”

Kelsey Farmer
Victoria, BC, Canada • St. Margaret’s School • Victoria City Rowing Club

Kelsey represented Canada at the World Junior Rowing Championships last summer in Lithuania, achieving an 8th place finish in the straight four.  She is a 2-time Canadian National Champion in the pair, winning in 2012 and 2013.  In 2012, Kelsey won 2 Canadian Henley gold medals – in the U17 four and the U17 eight.

Rippetoe on Farmer: “What makes me most look forward to working with Kelsey is not only what an accomplished athlete she is, but that she thrives on building onto her success.  She is a true student of our sport and is always looking to learn more and get faster.”

Cailyn Hudspeth
Arlington, Virg. • Yorktown High School • Yorktown High School Crew and Thompson Boat Center

Cailyn has rowed in Yorktown’s varsity eight since her sophomore year.  Last spring, she won Yorktown’s “Most Outstanding Rower” award.  This fall, Cailyn represented Thompson Boat Center in the top eight and came in 16th at Head of the Charles.  At school, Cailyn is an AP scholar and a National Honor Society member, and was on the soccer, basketball, and swim teams before rowing year round.

Rippetoe on Hudspeth: “Cailyn is a very serious, driven athlete who is eager to keep competing.  It is important to her to contribute as a member of her team, and as Cailyn works to make herself a better competitor, she helps her teammates get faster as well.”

Logan Mao
Westminster, Calif. • Marina High School • Long Beach Junior Crew

Logan began rowing just a year ago.  She began rowing after suffering an injury in soccer, after playing for 10 years.  Logan quickly became very passionate about crew and took to the sport quickly, rowing with her program’s varsity squad during her novice year. Logan helped her program’s varsity four achieve a 5th place finish at this year’s Head of the Charles.  At her high school, she is Vice President of the Sport Support club and is on track to graduate Magna Cum Laude.

Rippetoe on Mao: “I was excited to learn about Logan’s high level of competitiveness and her determination to train hard.  She is not afraid to test her limits and that will help her keep making big gains during her years at BU.”

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