We are delighted that two of our student-athletes, Hannah and Jason, have already signed letters of intent from Boston University and Sacred Heart University, respectively.
Hannah, pictured here during her virtual signing ceremony for Boston University, has been a competitive rower since ninth grade. During that time she has certainly made a "big splash." Some of her accomplishments include regattas at the provincial and national level, racing in eights and fours at the Canadian Olympic training venue in Victoria, as well as at Nationals in St. Catherine's Ontario where she earned bronze in the U17 Women's Four.
In the UK, Hannah has competed for Walton Rowing Club since 2018, notably racing at Henley Women's Regatta, Henley Royal Regatta Qualifier, National Schools Regatta at Dorney Lake (the London 2012 Olympic Venue), and making the A Final at the British Rowing Junior Championships in Nottingham (racing in the under-19 category as a 15-year-old).
It is a small wonder that she came to the attention of the university rowing establishment. She has committed to Boston U's offer to row on their D1 women's team with a very significant scholarship and will major in Psychology.
Hannah said, "Although I had received offers from other great NCAA DI programs, I immediately fell in love with Boston University. My number one priority, in choosing a school, was finding somewhere that would provide a balance between rigorous academics as well as a competitive rowing program. I want to be surrounded by others who share the same drive and passion for the sport. I am incredibly appreciative of the endless support that I have received from my family, coaches, and teammates, in order to guide me through this process. I am so excited for what this opportunity will bring."
Jason has been offered a place at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Conn., where he will play for the Men's Varsity Golf team. He has not yet decided on his major course of study but, for this TASIS senior, the future's looking bright.
A talented student-athlete, Jason only started playing golf in ninth grade and joined the TASIS school team in the spring season of his sophomore year. Currently a top junior at Wentworth Golf Club, he has competed in multiple pro events as an amateur in order to keep his NCAA eligibility. Jason chalked up three fantastic wins last year, including low rounds of 67 (taking first place in the Wentworth August Medal) and 71 (earning the top spot again, this time in the British Junior Golf Tour).
Jason is grateful for the support he has received in pursuing his sport, “I had many professional golfer mentors who encouraged and inspired me to work harder and harder over the last couple of years. TASIS has been very supportive and given me time when I need to work on my game and compete.”
Congratulations to both students for their fantastic achievements. We wish them well in what promises to be an exciting future.