Rowing provides current and future student-athletes with valuable life experiences unique to the sport.With an aging home on the water, it is time for the alumni and friends of Saint Mary’s Rowing to help build the program to a level that it deserves. The dream of a new boathouse can become a reality with your support.
Saint Mary’s College rowing has a long history, beginning in 1965 with the first student-athletes competing against established club and university programs on the West Coast. The current practice venue at Briones Reservoir is world-class, a new boathouse will allow Saint Mary's to compete at the highest level in the sport.
A new boathouse will . . .
- Elevate the facility into one that will support the needs of our current student-athletes and expand on- and off-campus recruiting capabilities.
- Unite the men’s and women’s crew programs, creating a support structure that will allow each program to thrive on the varsity and club level.
- Give our current and future female rowers every opportunity to compete for a West Coast Conference Championship.
- Expand participation and retention numbers for the men’s crew, thus elevating their daily and seasonal results.
Features of the New Boathouse
- Two separate boat bays for men and women.
- Storage capabilities for the men’s and women’s fleet, including space for a total of 10 eights, eight fours, 12 pairs/doubles, four singles, 80 sweep oars and eight sculling oars.
- Outdoor area to train and erg on the back deck.
- Lickiss Memorial and history of the Saint Mary’s College Rowing program.
For more information, please contact Mark Chiarucci at (925) 631-4168.