April 14, 2017

An inside look: row, go, crew!

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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.

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Mount Holyoke, a women’s college, is for ambitious, independent students from around the world who embrace complexity, cultivate curiosity and resolve to become agents of change. The tight-knit community is academically rigorous, intellectually adventurous and socially conscious. As one of the most diverse research liberal arts colleges in the United States, Mount Holyoke prepares students for leadership and cultural awareness on a global scale. Mount Holyoke graduates thrive in all fields, on all continents and in a vast array of languages.
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