Stony Brook Crew has a rich history, being one of the first varsity sports going back to the days when the University originated in Oyster Bay in 1958. The team continued with the move to Stony Brook, and has three rowers in the Stony Brook Athletics Hall of Fame.
Support for the team was abruptly ended in 1977 following the school’s first National Championship. Eventually resurrected in the 1990’s with club status, leadership in the past two years has led to success on both the men’s’ and women’s teams. Utilizing out of date boats, equipment prone to frequent breakdowns and lack of a full-time experienced coach, the team has performed respectably in numerous regattas.
As members of Stony Brook Crew, we are asking that the University consider bringing the Women’s team to NCAA Intercollegiate level. Admission to the Colonial Athletic Association would allow the team to join with another State University of New York Center team from the University of Buffalo.
As the equipment currently used by the Women’s team is owned by the UndergraduateStudent government, this move would entail the following:
1) Proposal for acceptance into the Colonial Athletic Association
2) Purchase of boats and equipment for the team
3) Hiring of a full time and part time experienced coaches and support staff
4) Recruitment for the team
5) Location for storage of equipment and practices.
6) Fulfillment of NCAA Title IX requirements.
7) Offering of scholarships