In the fall, senior rower Quinn Hayward of Weston, Conn., helped the men’s first varsity eight achieve a program-record third-place finish at the famed Head of the Charles Regatta.

He was looking forward to the spring, but an injury is preventing him from rowing this season.

Hayward could be on campus relaxing, but that’s not who he is.

“Being injured, senior spring, I really didn’t want to take the opportunity to go sit on a couch and do nothing for the rest of the year,” Hayward said. “So I tried to look for ways that I could give back to the program and continue to help the guys the way they’ve all helped me.”

His dedication does not go unnoticed.

“He wakes up at 5 a.m. every day and comes to practice every morning,” said senior Quinn Gardner ’18 of Tucson, Ariz. “He doesn’t have to do that. He brings down oars, helps rig our boats, and just helps with the guys, it’s great.”

Hayward’s passion for the sport is such that he plans to move to Philadelphia upon graduation and move into the world of club rowing. His injury is treatable, it just takes time.

For now he’s helping the Bobcats achieve their best times, even if he has to watch the races from shore.

 

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