PHILADEPHIA – After spending 11 years in Conshohocken, the Philadelphia University women's rowing team will now be calling Boathouse Row home after signing an agreement with Crescent Boat Club.
"I am very excited that the rowing program will be a part of Boathouse Row," said women's rowing head coach Chris O'Brien. "Being on Boathouse Row is a special thing and I feel that we have a great partner in Crescent."
The rowing program moves to Crescent from the Whitemarsh Boat Club, where the program was rowing out of since the program's inception in 2006.
The Crescent Boat Club was organized and charted in 1867 and construction on the house, located below Lemon Hill, was completed in 1868. Crescent joined the Schuylkill Navy in 1868 and later incorporated in 1874.
Crescent has had tremendous success on the water, most recently taking first in the U19 Quad Final at the 132nd Royal Canadian Henley Regatta in St. Catherine's, Ontario, Canada.
In the 11-year history of the Philadelphia University women's rowing program, the Rams have been to the NCAA Division II national championship four times—twice as a team (2009, 2010) and twice as an at-large (2008, 2015). The Rams finished third in 2010 and fourth in 2009. In 2012, the Rams earned a bronze medal at the Dad Vail Regatta.