Patrick Diggins | Head Coach | Women’s Rowing | Holy Cross

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

Academic ability is parmount. We look for athletes that are coachable. We also ask their high school coaches about their work ethic and time managemet skills.

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

Height is a big factor in our sport. We had a smaller woman start rowing at Holy Cross, won a national championship in one of our boats her senior year and won a bronze medal a few years ago at the world championships. She had the work ethic to push herself harder than she thought she could and the rest of the team followed her lead.