Club Sports Roundup
Though the team?s Governor?s Cup Regatta last weekend was canceled, the team still had a very busy week. During Carnival, the team named three new boats that will commemorate some of the team?s greatest influences.
The first boat was named the ?Class of 2005,? after the current crop of senior rowers who have helped raise the team to a high level of competition. Senior Gary Feigenbaum, a four-year team member who will be competing in this summer?s Maccabiah Games, commented on the work of his team before the naming:
?The class of 2005 did nothing more exceptional than any other previous class to row for Carnegie Mellon; we simply started rowing at the right time.... We found an ambitious and motivated varsity team, and a new coach willing to provide the structure to take the team where it wanted to go. It is thanks to them that we are able to receive this honor.?
Feigenbaum continued, ?Our boathouse is unrecognizable compared to the one we arrived at four years ago, with a multitude of newer, faster boats. All of these changes are not due to any remarkable effort on our behalf; we simply helped take the team where it wanted to go. We are very proud to have represented Carnegie Mellon during such a tremendous time of growth and achievement, and we hope that this trend will continue. It is exciting to imagine where the team will be when we come back to visit.?
The two other boats were named the ?Abigail Simon,? after the children of alumnus Marc Rosten, and the ?Donald Webber-Plank.? Webber-Plank will leave his head coaching
spot this year after four successful seasons with the team.
The team returns May 7 for the Mid-Atlantic Championships.