Jefferson Rowers Celebrate Commencement At Dad Vail Regatta: 6ABC

Senior rowers Sarah Doelp, Emma Erato and Martina Saad received their diplomas at a special ceremony at the Dad Vail Regatta on May 9 so they could race with their team the next day during the university’s main commencement, 6ABC reported at 6 p.m. May 9.

The students donned caps and gowns and walked in a processional to receive their diplomas in the Crescent Boat Club on Philadelphia’s famed Boathouse Row. The Dad Vail is the largest and most prestigious collegiate rowing competition in the country.

“It is definitely a little heartbreaking that I don’t get to be with my class, but at the same time, rowing has been my life for the four years that I have been here and just being on this team means so much to me that I wouldn’t give up this Regatta for anything,” said Thomas Jefferson University senior Martina Saad.

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