Seven Trinity Men's Rowing Team Members Named to NIRC All-Academic Squad

Seven Trinity Men's Rowing Team Members Named to NIRC All-Academic Squad

Hartford, Conn. - Trinity College men's rowing senior co-captains Luke Taylor (Woodinville, Wash.) and Charles Tuckwell (Melbourne, Australia), seniors Isabelle Pizzi (Hanover, Mass.) and  Charlotte Rosenberg (New Canaan, Conn.), juniors Abby Hart (Chester, Vt.) and Matt McDevitt (Media, Pa.), and sophomore Brendan Lynch (Savannah, Ga.) were each named to the National Invitational Rowing Championships (NIRC) All-Academic Team. Taylor, Tuckwell, Rosenberg, Hart, McDevitt, and Lynch were also named to the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) 2018 Spring All-Academic Team, while senior Jack Shea (Hartford, Conn.) represented Trinity men's rowing on the 2018 NESCAC All-Sportsmanship Team. The Bantams, led by Head Coach Kevin MacDermott (9th season), posted a 4-2 record in varsity eight-dual races and finished 12th at the New England Rowing Championships (NERC) Regatta and eighth (4th among NESCAC schools) at the NIRC Regatta this spring. 

In order to be recognized to the NIRC All-Academic Team, each student must have completed at least one full year at their institution and maintain and cumulative g.p.a. of 3.35 or higher. Each student must also be recognized as a varsity letter winner.  To earn a spot on the NESCAC Spring All-Academic Team, the student must reach a sophomore academic standing and be in good standing in their sport. They must also have a cumulative g.p.a of 3.40 or higher. 

Taylor, a two-time NIRC All-Academic honoree, is a three-year starter on the varsity eight and was named to the 2018 All-NESCAC First Team while rowing the No. 5 seat this spring.  He previously earned a gold medal with Trinity's novice eight crew in the New England Rowing Championships and a bronze medal with the same boat in the ECAC National Invitational Collegiate Regatta in 2015.  An alum of Woodinville High School who played four years of minor league baseball before being forced to retire due to an injury, Taylor graduated from Trinity in May with a degree in economics, public policy & law, and writing & rhetoric.  He is the son of Sheri and Troy Taylor.

Tuckwell, a three-time NIRC and NESCAC All-Academic honoree, is a three-year member of Trinity's varsity, and was named to the 2018 All-NESCAC Second Team and the NIRC All-Stewards Team while rowing the No. 7 seat this spring. is a two-time NIRC All-Academic honoree and a 2016 NIRC All-Stewards selection as well.  He previously earned a gold medal with Trinity's novice eight crew New England Rowing Championships and a bronze medal with the same boat in the ECAC National Invitational Collegiate Regatta in 2015, and was an NIRC All-Stewards honoree as a sophomore in 2016 as well.  Tuckwell is an alum of Fettes College in the United Kingdom and graduated from Trinity in May with a degree in history.

Pizzi, a three-time NIRC All-Academic honoree, has been the coxswain for the Bantam varsity eight the last three springs.  An alum of Thayer Academy, Pizzi graduated from Trinity in May with a degree in public policy & law.  Rosenberg has been the coxswain for the Bantam second-varsity eight the last two seasons, helping the boat to a 5-4 dual record, an eighth-place finish in the NERC Regatta and a fourth-place finish in the NERC Regatta. She previously earned a bronze medal with Trinity's second-varsity eight crew in the New England Rowing Championships in 2016, and both a gold medal with the novice crew in the New England Rowing Championships and a bronze medal with the novice crew in the ECAC National Invitational Regatta in 2015.  An alum of New Canaan High School, Rosenberg graduated from Trinity in May with a degree in American Studies.

Hart, who repeats on both the NESCAC All-Academic Team, is an experienced coxswain for the Bantams. She previously earned a silver medal with Trinity's third-varsity eight in the New England Rowing Championships in 2016.  A graduate of Vermont Academy, Hart is majoring in neuroscience at Trinity.  She is the daughter of Betsy and Gregory Hart.  McDevitt repeats on the NESCAC All-Academic Team.  He previously won a bronze medal as a member of Trinity's second-varsity four in the New England Rowing Championship Regatta in 2017.  McDevitt is a graduate of St. Joseph's Prep High School.  Lynch is a graduate of McCallie High School in Tennessee and is the son of Eileen O'Flaherty and Bill Lynch.

Shea rowed for Trinity's second-varsity eight this spring, helping the boat to a 5-4 dual record, an eighth-place finish in the NERC Regatta and a fourth-place finish in the NERC Regatta. He previously earned a silver medal with Trinity's third-varsity eight in the New England Rowing Championships in 2016 and a gold medal with Trinity's second-varsity four crew in the New England Rowing Championships in 2015.  An alum of Northwest Catholic High School, Shea graduated from Trinity in May with a degree in economics.  He is the son of Kimberly and John Shea.

NESCAC All-Sportsmanship information

NESCAC All-Academic information

NIRC All-Academic Team