Friday, December 18, 2009
Click or cut and paste the link below to view the fall newsletter. Tons of information and great pictures of the team.
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
"This class will give us competitive depth in all of our boats," said Horner, who is in her 11th season at Duke. Recruiting Coordinator Jim Lister said, "This class can be quickly described as hard working. Each of these students has had a great impact on their high school programs, and we look forward to their contributions in the coming years."
Baumgartner rows for Blair Academy. Lauren is a Mid-Atlantic Prep League All-Academic soccer and track athlete. She has rowed for two years and made a varsity boat her novice year.
Beattie is a sculler for Stanton Riverbank Crew. Allison has continued to show a lot of growth competing in a double at Southeast Regionals for the past two years. This past year, she qualified for USRowing Youth Nationals in the double.
Cassidy will join two Exeter alumni in the Duke program. Grace is a varsity swimmer and quite new to the sport of rowing. In her novice year, she made the varsity eight and won gold at NEIRAs and a silver at Youth Nationals last year.
Gregor is a very experienced rower for Mount Saint Joseph Academy. Katy's most recent accolades include a gold medal at Scholastic Nationals, racing at the British Henley, and attending Jr. A development camp.
Kiritsy is a coxswain for both Boston Latin HS and Community Rowing. Caroline placed 11th, 1st and 2nd over the past 3 years at the Head of the Charles, respectively. She was a gold medalist in the eight at the 2009 Canadian Henley as well as the 2009 Club Nationals Championships.
Lashmet is a rower for New Trier HS. In Lauren's junior year, her team earned a first-place finish at SRAA Nationals in the senior eight. She went on to take fourth place at Youth National Championships, and then made the 2009 CanAmMex team as a part of the Junior Women's National Selection Camp.
Sawicki rows for Miss Porter's School. Chelsea is a soccer player as well. In her last two years, she has made the finals at the NEIRA regatta in the four. She has placed in the top four for the past two years.
Sims is a sculler for Sarasota. She placed 4th in the double at Youth Nationals. This summer, she qualified for the CanAmMex team as part of the Junior Women's National Selection Camp. Recently, she won the quad race at the head of the Hooch this past fall.
The Blue Devils will announce the remainder of their class this spring.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Duke's young squad moves up from previous year.
Women's Championship 8+ (Duke 5th out of 32)
Place Time Organization First Rower
1 00:14:16.9 Clemson University
2 00:14:17.4 University of Tennessee A
3 00:14:18.2 University of Louisville A
4 00:14:31.2 University of Texas Austin A
5 00:14:36.3 Duke University A
Complete results: http://headofthehooch.org/results/2009/2009_20.html
Monday, November 2, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
- Incoming freshman medal at Youth Nationals
- Freshman Experience at Regionals by Rory Erickson-Kulas
- Updates on 2009 Graduates
- Alumnae: Where are they now?
- Team Awards
- Thank You!
Monday, June 8, 2009
When I think about the fact that I’m going to be a senior next year and what I’ll miss once I graduate there are many things that come to mind, but one stands out at the moment to me, the fact that I’ll never have another College summer. Life during the semester takes on such a pace that by the time summer comes around you realize that you have a whole year to reflect on, a whole summer ahead of you and another year to start getting excited for. It’s a chance to get to sit back and think (at least for a little while). It’s a chance to explore the world, relax at home, train and race with club teams, study at another university, participate in Duke Engage and the many other opportunities that Duke throws our way.
This summer I’ve been doing the CAPE program for premed female student athletes and a summer session class at night. To give you an idea of how action packed the summer is I’m going to describe one day last week – a typical Monday.
It’s 6.30 AM and the alarm goes off. I jump out of bed, I’ve timed the amount of time it takes me to get ready and ride to campus perfectly, so there isn’t a minute to lose. Once I get to campus I change into my work clothes in the bathroom and dab the sweat from my forehead – it’s 7.20 AM and already humid. By the time I make it to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit the staff are assembling to do rounds. We walk around the unit, talk about each patient and the doctor in charge tells me that it’s going to be a pretty boring morning. I head off to coffee with a med student in the PICU and learn about vital signs and how to read the monitors beside each patient’s bed. We meet for radiology rounds, where I’ll be in a few days. So far the morning is looking pretty quiet. However, a sick baby undergoing respiratory arrest comes into the PICU and a surgeon is called in to hook her up to ECMO – a machine that oxygenates blood. The whole procedure takes about an hour and I stand their watching the baby’s life being saved. In my time doing CAPE I’ve also seen the other side of medicine, so I savor this great feeling and ride the long way home to my apartment, down campus drive among the trees.
When I get home I head to the gym, time for some physical therapy exercises and a run. Then I squeeze in some reading, Freud on the Uncanny. I finish just in time to grab a ride with my roommate back to campus for our class, Fashion and the Avant Garde. It’s quite the combination, shadowing doctors in the hospital and then talking about philosophy and art for 2 hours three nights a week. Finally we make it home, which means time for dinner and reading for tomorrow’s class…
Not every day is quite this busy, but I don’t mind the days that are, because it’s impossible not to get a lot out of them. Every week for CAPE we meet with the other 8 women doing the internship and Terry Kruger. We discuss the experiences of the week, we learn to express our emotions by describing a special moment that week – for me it was the experience I just described, we present to each other on different diseases, we discuss issues in medicine and finally we learn about taking patient histories and doing patient exams in the Brain Tumor Centre. It’s a very special opportunity to get an inside look at what medicine is really like and a program that inspires young women to realize how big of a difference they can make.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
We recently celebrated our team at our year end banquet last week. Family and friends joined us to recognize our team and individual accomplishments as well as recognize our seniors for their commitment to the team. Our captains have been announced as well. Next year's captains will be Alex Japhet and Lesley King. Congratulations to all award recipients!
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Enjoy! Great job Sara!
Monday, April 6, 2009
We have 2 weeks to prepare for the ACC Championships. We have learned a lot about ourselves and our rowing over the last month. Our boats continue to work more and more closely together. Particularly the freshman 8+ that has the sky as the limit. Our varsity 8+ has some underclassmen that have really stepped up. And our varsity and novice 4+ have shown a lot of race savvy.
We continue to expand upon our strengths and we continue to remedy areas that need improvement. The athletes have shown a tremendous amount of dedication to both their rowing and their school work. I am proud to be working with this very dedicated group of rowers.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Saturday, February 28, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
The month of February is considered one of the most mentally taxing times for DWR. We have been inside for about two months, including Christmas break, and the erg room is filled with intensity as we transition into the spring training schedule. February is thought to be so challenging because we are still retaining many of the fall training elements—long distance, low intensity power pieces—and now applying them to high rating aerobically challenging shorter pieces. We have even been pumping it in the weight room. Now that our initial testing is complete, we have begun seat racing, and the spring season is no longer in our peripheral. Furthermore, with February coming to a speedy end (no pun intended J), Duke Women’s Rowing has pushed itself to a new level of intensity.
Let me paint you a picture….This past month, my Mondays begin with a 12k early morning erg at a low intensity pace with my two Australian partners in crime, Karin and Bre. This workout is on our own, and we have the choice to do it either Monday or Wednesday; however, I figure that I better start the week off right with a 7.46 mile erg. Later that afternoon, our erg workout is either a high intensity pyramid piece or 8 X 500 meters. Tuesdays and Thursdays are our weight lifting days and in the afternoon are our “less intense” practices; however, we are expected to reproduce a low intensity split for 2X10k or go on a 3 mile run then 10k erg. Although not physically as challenging, these pieces are very tedious and technique oriented—testing our mental patience. Then Wednesdays and Fridays are our seat-racing days on the water. It is very exciting to see so much intensity on the lake; all of the boats are very competitive and close in boat speed, which will keep us pushing each other forward. Also Fridays begin with a casual 6-mile run around the infamous golf course, i.e. mountainous terrain. Saturday practices are a wrap up of the general concepts of the week. Half of the practice is focused on technique work, while the other half is a peak power workout—30 seconds on 2 minutes off. Oh and did I mention that we are Duke students and go to class with some of the smartest people in the country? No bigs. A Duke student-athlete can do it all.