About this time last year, I learned about the URI Crew Intra-Squad/Alumni Rumble. I thought it would be fun to head to the boathouse and see some old teammates. So, I took the plunge and registered. Walking down Walmsley Lane (past the rock that looks like it still gets a fresh coat of paint from the current crew) and farther down the path to the boathouse brought back a lot of memories. Lots. The atmosphere was a bit different this time. As the Campanella Rowing Center came into sight, there was a buzz about it. I saw more alumni than I had at any other time with the club. I realized just ho
RhodeWays, a publication of the University of Rhode Island Foundation, recently featured a beautiful, full-page story (click link to view PDF) on the 50th anniversary of the URI Crew Club. The URI Foundation is the avenue through which donations to the team are directed. The article celebrated the fact that YOU – our die-hard Crew Club alumni and friends… all the women and men who have been part of the life changing experience that is club rowing – were responsible for raising nearly $50,000 in 2015-16 for the club. (Visit our Support URI Crew page as we recognize these amazing alumni). What a
After more than 15 years without a club rowing program for women at the University of Rhode Island, fall 2016 marks the return of an opportunity for women to row under the URI Club Sport umbrella as part of the URI Crew Club. In 1999, under the auspices of Title IX, women’s rowing transitioned solely to a NCAA Division I Varsity sport at URI, moving to URI’s Department of Athletics. The men’s program continued to operate as a club program under the Department of Campus Recreation/Club Sport umbrella. Backed by the URI Student Senate who supported the proposal, voting “yes” to once again allow
Each year it gets bigger and bigger… Each year more URI Crew alumni take a trip down memory lane (aka Walmsley Lane) to re-connect with close friends and row a few lengths on the Narrow River. Let’s keep the momentum going! Mark your calendars now for Saturday, November 19th. Details will be coming soon. For now, clear your calendar. For now, run a few hills, bike a few miles, log some clicks on an erg… Get ready for some rowing fun. Get ready to RUMBLE!