Archived News: 2011: May
May 19, 2011
Taking Dad Vail by Storm
This year the Varsity Mens Heavyweight 4+ got first in the event out of 54 boats. The boat raced Colgate, MIT, Emory, Philadelphia University, and Fordham in the grand finals. The womens lightweight 8+ got second in their race. Buffalo tried to beat them, but failed for the second year in a row. Finally, the womens pair also made to grand finals, placing fifth. Congrats GT Crew for an awesome season!
May 30, 2011
End of an Era for Georgia Tech Crew
Yesterday was the final regatta for many as a part of GT Crew. ACRA, the collegiate club national championships, marks the final regatta in the teams spring schedule. This year it also marked the last regatta for 10 rowers on the women’s team. It was also the last regatta for two of the womens’ coaches, Ross Beattie and Liz Henry. Together the two of them have shaped and molded the womens team into a force to be reckoned with. Ross brought a background of skill and ambition that he worked to bestow on all the ladies of the team. Thanks for your time and good luck with Baby Beattie. Liz was the coxswain for the mens 4+ that went to ACC Championships in 1999 and she returned to the team in 2005 to coach a set of young women. She has been one of our biggest supporters over the last few years and has taught the women about confidence, grace, and power in addition to teaching the rowing stroke. Liz you will be sorely missed, thank you.