courtesy of Brian Beard, Creative Images PhotographyDon’t row away: After 22 years of coaching, Gil Birney will retire after the spring season. Under his leadership, the crew program has made significant changes. Coach Gil Birney has decided to step down from the position of head rowing coach at Bowdoin College after contributing 22 years of service to the program.
COURTESY OF ALEXANDRA GROSSTAKE A BOW: The crew team competed in the Head of the Charles Regatta last weekend. The team sent five boats, with three of them qualifying for next year’s regatta by placing in the top half of their races.
Last summer, two men’s boats from the Bowdoin’s rowing program competed in the world’s most prestigious regatta, Henley Royal Regatta, on the River Thames in England. The two men’s boats, each with four rowers and a coxswain, finished 10th and 14th during the time trial in June.
Straight shutouts. The women’s tennis team is currently 10-2, 4-1 NESCAC after a 9-0 win over Connecticut College (6-5, 0-3 NESCAC) on Sunday. Despite injuries that have weakened the team’s roster, the Polar Bears have won three of their last four games—all dominant 9-0 shutouts—and are currently ranked fourth in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Division III poll.