Rowing Competes in California and New Jersey to Kick Off Spring


Fordham Rowing competed in its first two events of the season this weekend in New Jersey and San Diego. (Courtesy of Row2K)

By Maria Trivelpiece

The Fordham women’s rowing team was back on the water this weekend for the first time since its Spring Training trip back in March, and it did not disappoint. The Rams headed out to San Diego for the San Diego Crew Classic, a major event for rowers of all levels.

For the Rams, the showing was something of promise for the rest of the year. Junior Erika Selakowski said, “I’m really proud of our team. We had to race against some of the toughest teams in the country and we really held our own.” And the Fordham women’s rowing team did hold their own. The Varsity 8 came in fourth in the Petite Final, and the JV 8 came in third in the petite final. Yet the success was of no surprise. Selakowski said, “Everyone had been working so hard for the opportunity to just make it out to San Diego and everyone’s effort and dedication really showed out on the water.”

This is just the beginning. The Rams vow to continue to work hard and improve to increase their accomplishments. “It was a good showing for those being our first races of the season,” said Selakowski. “I’m excited to see how we build off this for the rest of our season.”

The Fordham women’s rowing team will be on the water again at the Cherry Hill Invitational Regatta in New Jersey on April 20.