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Grace Hollowell

U23 Sculling assistant, intern named

Last Updated: 04.May.2019

Grace Hollowell is returning to Craftsbury for her second summer as assistant coach for the Green Racing Project (GRP). Hollowell brings a wealth of coaching experience to GRP. A member of the Boston College coaching staff since fall 2018, she previously spent four years as the assistant women’s coach and recruiting coordinator at Dartmouth. She had coaching stints at Boston University (2013-14) and Smith College (2011-13). GRP head coach Steve Whelpley says “(Grace) gets our approach to small boats and individualized attention, but also brings a different perspective from her years coaching at various collegiate programs. We look forward to her leadership and ideas for the summer."

Last summer at Craftsbury Hollowell helped coach the U23 M2x and M1x that qualified for the 2018 World Championships in Poland. She also coached the M2x and W4x that won the Royal Canadian Henley that summer.

Before starting her career as a coach, she rowed at Harvard, where she was the captain of the lightweight team. Hollowell earned three varsity letters, was named team MVP twice, was an Eastern Association of Women’s Rowing Colleges (EAWRC) gold medalist, and completed her Bachelor of Arts degree. While coaching at Smith (2011-13), Hollowell also completed her Master of Science degree.

Hollowell says she is “incredibly excited to return to Craftsbury this summer to work with a talented, driven, and thoughtful group of athletes and coaches. The community and culture of Craftsbury foster a unique experience that creates mindful, focused athletes who can make boats go fast and compete at the highest level. Not to mention you can't beat Vermont in the summer (or the food!!)."

We're equally excited about another successful summer with Grace!

The Green Racing Project is pleased to welcome its first-ever summer intern, Mackenzi Sherman, this summer. "Craftsbury has a wealth of coaches on campus during the summer. The addition of the GRP internship will allow for an up-and-coming coach to gain exposure to not only the GRP coaches but all those who coach throughout the summer camps,” says Coach Steve.

Sherman has just finished her second season as the graduate assistant coach at Smith College, where she is getting her master’s degree in Exercise and Sport Studies. Before going to Smith, she spent the 2016-17 season as a volunteer assistant coach at Virginia - her alma mater.

Sherman was a member of the UVA Women’s Rowing Team, earning three varsity letters (2014-16), All-ACC Second Team honors (2015-16) and was named to the All-ACC Academic Rowing Team in 2014 and 2016. She rowed on the Second Varsity Eight in 2016, when it won the ACC Championship. The same year, she rowed on the Second Varsity Eight when it placed fourth at the NCAA Championships. In 2013-14, Sherman was stroke seat on the Varsity Eight, which won the ACC Championship and placed third at NCAAs.

We look forward to getting to know, grow, and row with you Mackenzi!