Q&A with Henry Luehrman
Although I considered a couple of other rowing schools, I really loved how remote Dartmouth's campus is. The Connecticut is a beautiful, flat river to row on, and we have it nearly all to ourselves. On top of that, the devotion of all the Dartmouth students to their school really struck a chord with me. This place is special.
How long have you been rowing and what got you interested in rowing?
I started rowing in 8th grade at my alma mater, Belmont Hill School--but I would probably give most of the credit to my family. My sister rowed all through high school and my father was the captain of his team at Amherst College.
Have you won any academic or rowing awards recently?
Last year I received the Timothy Ryerson Award for my contributions to the freshman crew team. I also received a citation for my work in an animation class this past fall term.
Tell me something interesting about you that might come as a surprise to your teammates.
My teammates may not know this, but I am red-green colorblind. Don't worry, though--it's only when there are many shades of them together that I mistake them. It's not like I'm going to start cheering for Cornell anytime soon.
What other activities do you participate in on campus?
I am a member of the Dartmouth Aires, an all-male a cappella group and a brother in the Alpha Delta fraternity on campus.
What are your future plans, if any.
My future plans are unclear, but I plan on applying for the fifth fall teacher certification program which will give me a chance to start out as an English
teacher. I'd like to do some screenwriting on the side and see if I get lucky. There aren't enough film scripts about crew out there.