Q&A with Lilly Maguire
From the first weekend I visited Dartmouth, I knew I would go here. I just loved the friendly atmosphere. The excellent academic reputation and rowing of course also attracted me. I also loved the Connecticut river and the natural beauty of the campus, which is a nice change from the city. On my official visit I rode in the coach's launch to the 2k course finish line, and when I saw that view of the mountains I fell in love with this place!
How long have you been rowing and what interested you about rowing?
I started rowing the summer after my junior year of high school. People had always told me to row because of my height, but I never really considered it because I played rugby at the time. My best friend convinced me to go to a rowing camp with her at the University of Wisconsin, so I said yes and got hooked on rowing!
What is something about you that might come as a surprise to your teammates?
I was cut from my my freshmen high school basketball team despite being 6'1'' at the time. Probably because I am a bad jumper!
What extracurricular activities are you involved in on campus?
I write for the sports section of The Dartmouth, I work with local school children through Indian River Mentoring, and I am a member of Alpha Phi sorority.
What are your future plans, if any?
I plan to go to law school and hopefully pursue health law and bioethics!
Before Dartmouth: Was a four year letterwinner in rugby at
Divine Savior Holy Angels High School. Her team won the Wisconsin State
Championship four consecutive years. Freshman through senior year her
team won the U-19 USA Rugby National Championships. Outside of
athletics, she was a member of Student Congress, president of the
Spanish Club, business manager of her school newspaper and worked on
independent science research projects. At Dartmouth, she plans to study
either biology or chemistry in hopes of pursuing a career in Medicine.
She is also interested in participating in the Dartmouth Outing Club,
and the school newspaper.
Personal: Lilly is the daughter of James and Sharon Maguire.