In his 1986
“During the past 10 years, there have been a number of accomplishments from the rowing program that we can all be proud of. First and foremost was the birth of a women’s rowing program that quickly evolved over the course of few years from a club sport, that practiced at 6 a.m. in the morning; that practiced and raced in equipment borrowed from the men’s heavyweight program; that competed against a mix of crews ranging from high schools to ivy league universities; to a varsity sport that practiced at a civil hour of the day; that competed in new Schoenbrod racing shells; and competed successfully against the best universities on the east coast.
Much of the credit for the program goes to people like: Anu Koiv for her persistence in trying to get a women’s program at Rutgers; Bill Leavitt for his efforts to provide facilities for a fledgling program;
Women’s head coaches have included: Ted Pytlar, Steve Wagner, Joe Canino, Rick Ricky, Andy Teitlebaum and Max Borghard.