WORCESTER, Mass. – Holy Cross freshman rower Catherine Roy (Holliston, Mass.) has been invited to the U.S. National Team Freshman Camp. She is just one of 16 rowers to be selected.
“Catherine came to Holy Cross after great success with Community Rowing in Boston,” said Holy Cross head coach and director of rowing Patrick Diggins. “She quickly moved up to the six seat in the varsity eight and has been a great contributor to the program already. In recruiting prospective student athletes to row at Holy Cross, we stress that you have the opportunity to row and race at very highly competitive levels. We also always focus on the fact that student always comes before athlete here. Catherine is a great example that this can be done and that you can achieve excellence in both at Holy Cross. We hope that Catherine's success on a national level will encourage more great student athletes to consider Holy Cross Rowing.”
The camp, which will be held on June 20-26 at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, is for athletes with elite level potential and aspirations, but who have only one or perhaps two years of rowing experience. The goal is to expose the athlete to the National Team experience training 2-3 times per day, row in all boat categories, learn technical and physiological basics, and train with athletes of a similar caliber.
The Crusaders return to action on April 10 when they will row versus Mount Holyoke, Smith and Trinity at Lake Quinsigamond. Go here for the race schedule.