Women’s Rowing Announces Class of 2022

Women’s Rowing Announces Class of 2022

BOSTON - The Boston University women's openweight rowing team will add 12 newcomers for the 2018-19 season, director of women's rowing Madeline Davis announced on Monday.
 
"I'm incredibly excited to welcome the Class of 2022 to DeWolfe Boathouse," said Davis. "This is an impressive group of young women who are making an immediate impact on the culture and performance of the squad.  In addition to their rowing prowess, these freshmen are incredibly strong students who uphold the high academic standards of the BU Athletic Department.  I'm looking forward to watching the impact they make on the team over the coming years."
 

Rachael Chiao (Winnetka, Illinois/New Trier High School)
 
BEFORE BOSTON UNIVERSITY
As a sophomore, Rachael won the SRAA JV8+ National Championship and raced in their V8+ as a junior and senior. She earned recognition in being awarded the Midwest Academic-Athlete Award as a junior, a spot on the USRowing Scholastic Honor Roll, and a letter of commendation as a National Merit Scholar as a senior.
 
 
Franny Curtis (Oxford, UK/Headington School of Oxford/Great Britain National Team)
 
BEFORE BOSTON UNIVERSITY
Franny has won the Girls Championship 8+ at the National Schools Regatta and the Peabody Cup for Girls 8+'s at the Henley Women's Regatta, setting the course record in doing so. Franny has also represented Great Britain internationally at the 2017 Couple De La Jeunesse, medaling in both the 2- and 8+.
 
 
Kellie Edwards (Ocean City, NJ/Ocean City High School)
 
BEFORE BOSTON UNIVERSITY
Kellie is newer to rowing, having competed in cross country as a freshman and sophomore, twice placing 2ndat New Jersey Sectionals. Since picking up an oar, she has earned a spot in Ocean City's V8+ placing 2ndat the NJ State Rowing Championship and 11that SRAA Nationals. Kellie was inducted in the National Honor Society and earned Distinguished Honors all four years of High School.
 
 
Emma English (Winthrop, MA/Brooks School)
 
BEFORE BOSTON UNIVERSITY
Emma was a multi-sport captain and starter for Brooks School. She was awarded all-league honors in Field Hockey, selected twice as All-NEPSAC for Ice Hockey, and stroked the Varsity 4+ to the grand finals of the New England Interscholastic Rowing Association (NEIRA) Regatta her junior and senior year. In 2018 Emma received the "Athletic Award" awarded annually Brooks' top overall female athlete. 
 

Megan Hancock (Johannesburg, South Africa/St. Mary's School Waverley/ South African National Team)
 
BEFORE BOSTON UNIVERSITY
Megan earned a silver medal in the 1x while representing South Africa at the 2017 Junior World Championship. While at St. Mary's she received the white blazer, the highest sports award for her success in rowing, running, and squash. She also earned an academic blazer, the highest academic award to recognize her achievements in the classroom.
 

Olivia Ingle (Winnetka, Illinois/New Trier High School)
 
BEFORE BOSTON UNIVERSITY
Olivia is a three time SRAA National Champion with New Trier High School. As a senior, she placed 14thin the Youth 8+ at Head of the Charles and also competed in swimming for New Trier. She will be studying in BU's College of Communications and plans to major in Broadcast Journalism.
 

Sophie Leupold (Heidenau, Germany/Pirnaer Ruder-Verein 1872/ German National Team)

BEFORE BOSTON UNIVERSITY
 Sophie is a two time German National Champion in the 2x and 4x. She has represented Germany internationally multiple times winning the 1x at the European Championship in 2017, finishing 6thin the 2x at the Junior World Championship in 2016, and in 2017 earning a silver medal in the Women's 4x. She represented Germany this past summer at the Under-23 World Championship finishing 4thin the 4x.
 
 
Megan Mastrorilli (Portland, Oregon/Rose City Rowing Club)
 
BEFORE BOSTON UNIVERSITY
Megan has raced in Rose City's Varsity 8+ for the past two years, earning a bronze medal at the Northwest Regional Championship and bid to the USRowing Youth National Championships in 2018, and placed 16thin the Youth 8 at Head of the Charles in 2017. She is also a four-time letter winner in Ice Hockey and has been inducted in the National Honor Society.
 
 
Zoë McMahon (Fairfax Station, Virg./Resilient RC/ Robinson High School)
 
BEFORE BOSTON UNIVERSITY
Zoë is an accomplished rower and swimmer, she has raced in the grand finals at the Royal Canadian Henley and placed 16thin the Women's 8 at Head of the Charles. As a Senior Zoë was elected team captain, received the Robinson Booster Award for rowing, and was named to the Washington DC all-met first team for rowing.
 
 
Ruby O'Brien (Auckland, New Zealand/Baradene College/West End Rowing Club)
 
BEFORE BOSTON UNIVERSITY
Ruby has raced with both Baradene College and West End Rowing Club in Auckland, New Zealand. She has competed at the New Zealand Secondary Schools Championship which is also known as the Maadi Cup, and most recently placed in the grand final of the North Island and New Zealand rowing championships in both the 2- and 4+. In 2017 she was selected to the Auckland Blues Winter Training squad, competing in the Regional Performance Center New Zealand rowing trials.
 

Isabella O'Shea (Middleton, Mass./Brooks School)
 
BEFORE BOSTON UNIVERSITY
Bella has coxed the first 4 at Brooks for the past two years. Her crew earned a spot in the grand final at the New England Interscholastic Rowing Association (NEIRA) Regatta in 2017 and 2018, something Brooks hadn't accomplished since 2012. Bella also play JV Ice Hockey for Brooks, and was inducted into the Brooks School Cum Laude Society and the National Honors Society Junior Year. 
 

Olivia White (Belmont, Mass./Dexter-Southfield/Cambridge Boat Club)
 
BEFORE BOSTON UNIVERSITY
Olivia comes downstream to BU having coxed at neighboring programs Dexter-Southfield, CRI, and Cambridge Boat Club. Her crews have earned spots in the grand final at USRowing Club Nationals and the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta. Olivia is a recipient of the AP Scholar Award, and received the science award at Dexter-Southfield as a senior.
 
 
 
 
 
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