Read about the major events and successes in Georgia Tech Crew’s history.

At the GTCA website, you can also learn more about the team’s full history or the team’s boat history.

Return to main About page »

Feel free to jump to a decade:



Club is founded by Michael May and Mark Turner, both runners no longer eligible to compete in track or cross country.


Club is officially chartered and recognized by the Institute. Team heads to Miami Boat Club for first Spring Break training trip.


Mr. John Hunter, a lover of rowing, has a dream to see shells row up and down the river behind his house. He becomes the major benefactor of GT Crew, dedicating a portion of his life to help the team not only by contributing financially but also by instilling virtues such as work ethic.



Team earns first Dad Vail Medal. The men’s lightweight 8+ begins to make a name for itself, earning a third place finish at the Dad Vail Regatta and second place at the Champion International Regatta.


Former U.S. National Team rower, Robert Canavan, begins coaching for GT Crew.


Rosalind Meyers becomes the team’s faculty advisor. Team’s trailer crashes on the way to the Dad Vail. Through the kindness of a friendly patron, Willis Taylor, the remains are towed, and the team continues its way to Philadelphia despite the University’s order to return home. Team finishes third overall but because of its decision, is prohibited from rowing in the fall of 1996.



Team wins its first Dad Vail gold in the Men’s Frosh/Novice Lightweight 8+.


Tech takes second in the Men’s Open 4+ and the Men’s Varsity 4- events at the IRA Championship.


Tech’s women win first Dad Vail gold in the Women’s Varsity Lightweight 4+.


Tech medals in the Men’s Collegiate 8+ at the Head of the Charles for second year in a row.


Tech takes gold in the Men’s Varsity Lightweight 8+ at the Dad Vail for second year in a row.


Georgia Tech Crew Affinity Group (GTCA) officially forms. Founding members: Anne-Marie DeBacker, Bob Baxley, and Cassi Niemann, Marc Millard, Sarah Wilson, Nick Grivas, Catherine Owens.


Tech’s men earn second in men’s team points at the Dad Vail for third year in a row. Tech brings home its first ACRA National Championship medals: gold in the Men’s Lightweight 8+ and the Men’s 2- and bronze in the Men’s 1x. Coach Rob Canavan is named ACRA Regional Coach of the Year for the South.



Team starts endowment fund through the Georgia Tech Foundation. Tech’s Lightweight Women’s 8+ takes silver at the Dad Vail.


The Georgia Tech heavy 4+ takes Gold at the Dad Vail and Silver at ACRA while the Women’s light 8+ takes silver at the Dad Vail.


Tech’s women earn first Head of the Charles medal with a bronze in the Women’s Collegiate 4+ event.


Tech’s men won gold at ACRA National Championships in the Heavyweight 2V4+. The Women’s 2- and Women’s Lightweight 4+ took home bronze.


The varsity men’s heavy four won gold and the novice men’s four took bronze at Dad Vails. The varsity men’s heavy four and the novice men’s four both won silver at ACRAs.

Georgia Tech Crew strives to compete successfully at the highest level while providing the opportunity for all students to grow through dedication, competition, and teamwork.

P.O. Box 350285 Georgia Tech Station Atlanta, Georgia 30332

Copyright © 2018, Georgia Tech Crew. Design by Henry Li.