Donation of the "Dorothy A. Hudak"

Purchased through the generosity of Alumni & Friends, led by Thomas F. & Thomas D. Hudak in the fall of 2008.
Tom Hudak '92 was the founder of Case Crew in 1991 and is a SARA Board Member.


Tom Hudak saying a few words
Tom Hudak '92 dedicating the boat in honor of his mother.


Marcovy Blessing Shell
Head Coach Tim Marcovy blessed the shell and all who will row in her.

For thousands of years, we have gone to row and race. We have crafted vessels to swiftly carry us and we have called them by name. To them we toast, and ask all here to celebrate the Dorothy A. Hudak.

The moods of the river are many, from tranquil to violent. We ask that this shell be given the strength to carry on with speed in any weather. May all who row in her row with grace and skill.

Today we come to name the Dorothy A. Hudak, and send it to race, to be cared for, and to care for CWRU Crew. We ask the rowers of old and the mood of God that is the river to accept Dorothy A. Hudak as its name, to help it through its races, and allow it to return with its crew victorious.

To the Dorothy A. Hudak!!!


Tom Christening Bow
Tom Hudak pouring champaign over the bow to christen the new shell.

Tom's Dad Christening Bow
Then his dad, Tom, sprinkled some champaign across the bow.

The Hudaks with Dorothy's Shell
The new Pocock coxed four, the Dorothy A. Hudak, christened at the 2008 Head of the Cuyahoga.


Many thanks to the gracious alumni who donated to this effort, Coaches Tim Marcovy & Jim Mack and Case Crew thank you for your support!

Many more photos from the dedication can be found in the SARA Photo Gallery


The shell was the first donated as part of the Alumni Victorious Campaign. Below is a graphic that shows many of the other donors that made the shell possible:


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