SARA Spartan of the Year
In 2015 the Spartan Alumni Rowing Association instituted the Spartan of the Year award to be presented annually at
the alumni dinner. The award is given to a student(s) who exemplifies the best attributes of a student athlete,
but also is mindful and supportive of the alumni. The award is jointly decided by the alumni and coaching staff.
The bronze Spartan helmet itself was acquired from a gallery in Athens, Greece by Doug and Erynn Rathburn.
The mounting and presentation were done by Dan and Gina Bachmann.
2020: Katie Francissan & Sam Nutt
Katie Francissan & Sam Nutt at the CRF boathouse team ceremony during the COVID-19 shortened 2020 season
2019: Will Warren
Coach Aaron Marcovy, Will Warren (holding trophy) with SARA President Doug Rathburn coach Rachel Stanley (right)
2018: Emily Schnittmann
Emily Schnittmann (holding trophy) with SARA President Doug Rathburn (left) and coaches Rachel Stanley & Aaron Marcovy (right)
2017: Colleen Kennedy & Liam Hoye
Colleen Kennedy & Liam Hoye with SARA President Doug Rathburn (left) and Head Coach Aaron Marcovy (right)
2016: Masato Miyagi
SARA VP Dan Bachmann (left) with the winner Masato Miyagi and last year's winners Steph Merlino & Abby Sevier
2015: Abby Sevier & Steph Merlino
SARA President Doug Rathburn (left), Abby Sevier (middle) & Steph Merlino (right)