Women’s Rowing, it’s More Than A Game
Canisius Women’s Rowing, despite many restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, persevered and succeeded on the field, in the classroom, and in the community.
Over the past year, our team had a successful season with placing 7th in the 2021 MAAC Championship. Rowers Mary Banks, Jaime, Bennett, Bridget Brogan, Siobahn Dougherty, Sarah Esch, Tara Federow, Maddie Folsom, Julia Galante, Cat Gallagher, Ava Horgan, Ryan Iacono, Allyson Matrassi, Max McGuire, Bridget Reilly, and Emilee Smardz all received a cumulative grade point average of 3.20 or higher and were named to the MAAC All-Academic Team. Federow and Matrassi were also named to the All-MAAC Second Team. In addition, our student-athletes were one of nineteen Canisius athletic teams to achieve an average GPA over 3.0. We are proud of their continued dedication to not only their sport but also to their academic studies as well. Despite busy schedules, our athletes got involved in a community outside of Canisius to help them become well-rounded leaders both on and off the field.
This past year our Griffs donated their time within the community, on Earth day cleaning up the area around the Fontana Boat House and helping out at the New Buffalo Institue’s Community Garden. One of the pillars of Canisius, the Jesuit community, as well as our rowing program, is for our athletes to be women for and with others. Through all their hard work and dedication they are becoming strong Griffin Leaders and setting an example for teammates and classmates alike.
Your donation to Canisius Women’s Rowing More Than A Game Campaign will help provide our student-athletes with funding for a new Hudson for the Women’s 8. Your donation will help our team stay competitive and give us the ability to grow our fleet.
A huge part of our success as a team is made possible by the generosity of our donors over the past year. Your continued support allows our program to harvest an environment that encourages growth for our Griffs in the classroom, on the field, and within our community.