Boston College Magazine Spring 2004  

Women's rowing team

Thursday, April 8, 2004, 10:1010:50 A.M.

By Gary Wayne Gilbert

Front row, seated from left: Katie Rankin '06, Amanda Wood '06, Colleen Hughes '05, Becca Kraus '07. Middle row, seated from left: Karen Hill '07, Claire Arpin '07, Jackie Davison '07, Liz Logan '05, Brianne Moskovitz '04, Lindsay Jansen '05, Lauren Faricy '06, Lauren Ferrara '06. Back row, standing from left: Amanda Bustos '07, Laura Bustos '05, Liz Millar '06, Katie Stainken '04, Amy Boyle '05, Kendall Hoekstra '05, Vickie Grasso '07, Aimee Wessel '07 (in white), Kate Donovan '06 (in red), Tess Casey '05, Steph Guertin '04, Lauren McCormick '06

the occasion
Six mornings a week, after two hours on the Charles River, the women's rowing team streams into the nearly empty Lower Campus Dining Hall for breakfast. Today one of them limps in, ice packs taped to her shins. On weekends (and school holidays like today), practice starts late—meaning 7 a.m. rather than 5:45. They refuel efficiently, talking with their mouths full, and are quickly on their way. With double practice today, the team will reconvene in five hours.

By Gary Wayne Gilbert

ambience
Long table covered with trays, newspapers, and Nalgene water bottles. Nearby, an employee wipes down tables, singing "Every Day's a New Day."

menu
Seven servings of home fries, eight omelettes, two hard-boiled eggs, a plate of scrambled eggs, three waffles, two pancakes, two strips of bacon, four apples, three bananas, three bowls of strawberries, a grapefruit, two bowls of cereal, two yogurts, two bagels, two croissants, banana bread, a sugar cookie, and a chocolate doughnut

references
Wilson Phillips, Coach Fiske

overheard
"One of these days I'm going to have a breakdown." • "Do you want to just IM me when you're out of the shower?"

 

Text by Nicole Estvanik. Photos by Gary Wayne Gilbert

 

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