WPI women rowers are headed to Henley Regatta in England

SHREWSBURY — After helping the WPI women’s rowing varsity eight to the NCAA Division 3 championship last Saturday, Shrewsbury’s Caitlin Kean was running on little rest and a lot of adrenaline earlier this week.

“I didn’t want to go to sleep because I was afraid I was going to wake up and it would just be a dream,” Kean, a senior captain, said Friday morning after the Engineers wrapped up their final practice of the year on Lake Quinsigamond. “It’s still settling in. I can’t believe it.”

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WPI’s varsity eight and second varsity eight boats will next compete in the Women’s Henley Regatta. The Engineers depart Monday for London.

“We’re living the dream right now,” senior Ashley Schuliger said.

Kean was a freshman on WPI’s varsity eight boat that captured a silver medal at the 2019 NCAAs, and she has made a major impact on the continued growth of the program. This year’s varsity eight rowers, Melissa Bazakas-Chamberlain, Alex Heline, Megan Tupaj, Kean, Lilly Earley, Maren Cook, Emily Adams and Schuliger, and coxswain Logan Rinaldi, went into last week’s national final in Sarasota, Florida, with dogged determination.

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