Paul Gaffney
Paul Gaffney
Height: 5-9
Weight: 180
Year: So.
Hometown: Newington, Conn.
High School: Choate Rosemary Hall

2009-2010: A member of the freshman eight…finished first with the Crusaders’ novice ‘A’ boat at the Quinsigamond Novice Challenge (Oct. 24)...the freshman eight won two of its three races at the 23rd George Washington Invitational (April 9-10), defeating UC San Diego in the first race and George Washington and Gonzaga in the third race…won dual-races versus Bucknell (April 18) and Rutgers (May 2).

Before Holy Cross: A three-sport athlete at Choate Rosemary Hall H.S. in rowing, wrestling, and swimming...team captain of the rowing team his senior year...recipient of the team's Robert N. Wood Award for Sportsmanship in Rowing in 2009...team earned back-to-back second place finishes at the New England Interscholastic Rowing Association Championships in 2008 and 2009...led his boat to first place at the 2008 Founder's Day Championship...wrestled at 162 pounds for head coach Sam Doak...won the JV New England Championship in his weight class...named Honorable Mention for the John Downey Award for Sportsmanship in wrestling...earned Honorable Mention for the Alfred A. Cook Prize for Good Influence, Conduct, Industry, Sound Scholarship and Honorable Conduct in 2006.

Personal: Son of Paul and Susan Gaffney...has one sister, Kaitlyn...has not yet declared a major.