An inside look: row, go, crew!Mount Holyoke College
In February 2017, you may have spotted members of the Mount Holyoke College rowing team erging for 12 hours in Blanchard Campus Center. We’ll repeat again for emphasis: erging for 12 hours. Their goal was to row 400,000 meters — and to raise funds for both Neighbors Helping Neighbors, a South Hadley food bank, and their team’s March training trip to Clemson, South Carolina. They even offered free rowing lessons to other students.
Zoe Zelkowitz ’19, a double major in economics and history from Scarsdale, New York, chronicled her team’s epic ergathon via an Instagram takeover. As a coxswain, Zelkowitz steers her team’s boat and acts as the on-the-water coach. In the Storify below, she steers us behind the scenes of her team’s fundraiser as we catch a glimpse (not a crab) of the world of Mount Holyoke rowers.