BRUNSWICK, Maine –– Thirteen members of the Bowdoin Rowing team were among the Class of 2020, which graduated in an online ceremony today. The entire Bowdoin Rowing community sends our congratulations to the following seniors:
Itza Bonilla Hernandez
Thank you for all the memories––the Bowdoin Rowing Family wouldn’t be complete without you!
Head Coach Doug Welling released the following statement to commemorate the special occasion:
Today we tip our hat and our glass to the Class of 2020. This list of names forms one powerhouse crew. These individuals came to Bowdoin and selected a path of early morning alarms, living their day to the rhythm of the New Meadow’s tide, and giving themselves, sans ego, to the betterment of one team.
Thank you to the Class of 2020 for your inspiration, your countless hours of dedication and your good humor along the way. The rowing team is proud of all that you have accomplished in the classroom, in the boat, and your overall zest for living life to its fullest. Every class-year has a unique chapter in the story of Bowdoin Rowing. The Class of 2020’s is one of extremely fast racing, fun, and overcoming extreme adversity with a resilient mindset. In the past four years this group has rowed to countless medal docks at the New England Rowing Championships and Dad Vail Regatta. In between the serious training and daily grind, the Class of 2020 maintained a more worldly perspective, on par with that of the Water Rat communicating to the Mole in the Wind in the Willows… “believe me, my young friend, there is nothing––absolutely nothing––half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.”
During the roughest of conditions the Class of 2020 has been a pillar of support. We are grateful for your four years of friendship through every high and low and simply being able to take part in your Bowdoin journey. The spring of 2020 will go down in history for many reasons, but in our hearts it will be celebrated to recognize this incredibly impactful and influential group of seniors.
“Yours is the Earth, and everything that’s in it…”
Congratulations, Class of 2020! The team is already looking forward to celebrating in person with you all next year.