Drexel Women's Crew Varsity Eight Awarded Chairman's Trophy for Win at Henley The Drexel University Women's Varsity Eight Crew was awarded with the Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta Chairman's Trophy on Tuesday afternoon.
Photo Courtesy: www.drexeldragons.com - Gary Marshall of Aberdeen Asset Management presents President Fry and the Women's Varsity Eight the Chairman's Trophy.
The Drexel University Women's Varsity Eight Crew was awarded with the Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta Chairman's Trophy on Tuesday afternoon. The trophy was awarded in recognition of the crew's unprecedented victory in the Elite 8 Championship, winning the Sports Council Cup at the prestigious Henley Royal Regatta at Henley-on-Thames, England on June 10, 2010. The award was presented by Aberdeen Asset Management Inc., sponsor of the Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta.
“What an honor to be able to celebrate such a prestigious international achievement with a crew from right here in our U.S. home city of Philadelphia,” said Gary Marshall, Aberdeen's Chief Executive. “Around the world, Aberdeen prides itself on its commitment to teamwork among our investment teams. To be the best in the world, like the Drexel Women's crew, takes hard work and determination and we are proud to recognize such success. We hope that this award today will inspire Drexel and others to similar success this year.”
“The success of the Drexel University Crew in winning the Women's Elite Eight event at the Henley Women's Regatta in England, and bringing the Sports Council Cup to Philadelphia, helps to emphasize the profile of the Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta as the world-class sporting event it truly is. The planning, execution and athletic skill of the Drexel team are hereby recognized with the awarding of the first Chairman's Trophy for Excellence in Foreign Competition,” said Jack Galloway, Chairman of the Dad Vail Regatta Organization Committee.
“The Drexel women's Varsity Eight was the first Aberdeen Dad Vail school to win The Sports Council Cup at Henley and is one of only four American college rowing teams to win the Regatta, joining the company of Yale, Brown and Radcliff. At the Henley Women's Regatta there is no second, no bronze medal, just knockout competition to find out the simple truth —Who is the fastest? In 2010 it was Drexel. I want to thank Jack Galloway from the Aberdeen Dad Vail Organizing Committee and Gary Marshall, Chief Executive of Aberdeen Asset Management Inc., for this award and for their support of the Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta,” said Dr. Eric Zillmer, Director of Athletics at Drexel University.
Gary Marshall, Chief Executive of Aberdeen, Jack Galloway, Chairman of the Dad Vail Regatta Organizing Committee (DVROC), and Jim Hanna, President of DVROC, organizers of the Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta, made the presentation to Drexel President Fry and the winning crew: Casondra Clawson, Emily Coyle, Juliana DeMarici, Dana Haneman, Julia Jackson, Cate Khella, Mallory Sykes, Mary Kain, Candice Webb, and Coach Paul Savell.
The 2011 Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta will take place May 13-14, 2011, on Philadelphia's Schuylkill River. For more information about the Regatta, please visit: www.dadvail.org.