Jessica Beckett ’15
Hometown: Fairfax, VA
What does Rowing mean to you?: Rowing to me is about the teammates that make everything worthwhile. In a sport that endures the struggles of 4:30am wake ups, endless van rides, 2k tests, and the last 500 meters of a race that never seem to end, there must be something that keeps you there. There’s no MVP in crew. A boat wins and loses together. Rowing is about pulling hard for the other people in your boat, because you know they are doing the same for you. And none of this would be possible without the Friends! Thank you for allowing new generations of rowers to experience the wonderful sport of rowing.