2022 Dad Vail Program

Costello, who joined the team as a walk-on, in 2012, 2013 and 2014; Amy Robinson in 2014 and 2015; Eliza Brooks in 2015; and Maxi Schacht, who did so as a first-year student, in 2019. And the Rams have excelled in the classroom as well as on the water. In the program’s 16 years, active team members’ cumulative GPA has always been 3.25 or higher, and 36 crew members have received “All- Academic” awards from the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association. The past several years have brought substantial changes to the program: In the spring of 2016, the crew moved into Crescent Boat Club on Philadelphia’s famed Boathouse Row; and in 2017, Philadelphia University merged with Thomas Jefferson University, adopting the latter’s name. Through it all, the program has continued to grow its young but mighty legacy. Siblings of the team’s alumnae now follow in their sisters’ footsteps, like Hannah Tobinus ’21 and Rachael Tobinus ’18, and MaryAnn Saad ’23 and Martina Saad ’19. Crew members hail from across the United States and from countries like Spain, Germany and Lithuania. And every spring, the Rams harness their grit and determination to compete in the Dad Vail Regatta.

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