Matthew McFarland
Position: Rower
Year: Junior
Hometown: Excelsior, Minn.
High School: The Blake School

Junior (2014-15): Sat five seat in the third varsity 8 boat that finished ahead of MIT at the Biglin Bowl (7:38.30) … at the EARC Sprints Regatta, he was seven seat of the third varsity 8 that placed second in the Petite Final (6:15.203)


Q & A with Matt McFarland

Why Dartmouth?
Because Dartmouth a challenging, intensive and rewarding education. Because Dartmouth's students are passionate and determined. Because Dartmouth integrates nature and a rural obscurity to its campus.

How long have I been rowing and what sparked my interest?
I walked on to the team this fall. I'm a freshmen, and I come from Minnesota. We have no rowing programs back home. My dad coxed for Dartmouth when he was here and said it was a great sport that I might be interested in.

Have I won any awards?

Not yet!

Something interesting about yourself?
My favorite place to work on campus is the basement in the stacks. It's quiet, empty and helps me focus.