For the last 50 years, Girls Rowing at Kent has developed a program that challenges students to be sharp physically and mentally, and to push themselves as individuals and as part of a crew.
There are many ways to make boats move. What helps them go really fast is a rare combination of concentration, boat sense, training, technical preparation, and trust.
Girls Rowing at Kent emphasizes the fundamentals, dedication, and rowing’s distinct blend of individual performance and reliance on teammates. Rowing is a sport that gives back what an individual invests. No one succeeds in rowing without committing to training and having fun with the sweat equity required.
In many parts of the world, rowing is considered an elitist sport. At Kent, we aim to make rowing a community sport accessible to everyone. We hope to be a leader in breaking down the entry barriers to broader participation in the sport.
Coach Christine Wilson
Coach Wilson brings to Kent a remarkable wealth of experience, previously serving as Head Coach of Women’s Rowing at Yale University, Assistant Women’s Coach of the U.S. Olympic Team, Head Coach of Women’s Rowing at Cornell University, Chief Coach at Oxford University Women’s Boat Club, and Senior Assistant Women’s Coach at Rowing Canada Aviron. Coach Wilson was a two-time captain of Yale Women’s Crew and named a “Pioneer in Rowing” by Power Ten of New York.
- NEIRA Champions, 1st boat— 1983, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1996, 1997, 2005, 2016
- NEIRA Champions, 2nd boat— 1985, 1986, 1987, 2002, 2005, 2015
- NEIRA Champions, 3rd boat— 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015
- NEIRA Team Champions—2005, 2015
- National Champions— 1986, 1987, 2016
College programs: KSBC alumnae go on to row at top Division I and Division III colleges.
National & international competition: KSBC alumnae have raced in the Oxford-Cambridge race, Henley Royal Regatta, Women’s Henley Regatta, Junior & Senior World Championships, and the Olympic Games.