Stacey Rippetoe | Head Coach | Women’s Rowing | Boston University (BU)

Describe the qualities that your program is looking for in a potential student-athlete?

We look for a good frame (it’s unchangeable), strong engine (good erg scores), race results, and a very high work ethic.

Could you give an example of a current or former player who exceeded your expectations, highlighting the reasons that player excelled?

Athletes who have exceeded my expectations were always those who were persistent at making changes to their technique on a daily basis and who were brave enough to go hard on test and interval days at practice (in endurance sports, that’s tough, because there’s the fear that you’ll run out of gas and not be able to finish – but if you don’t take that risk, you’ll never know how hard you CAN go).