September 25, 2018 — Northfield Mount Hermon is planning to build a new boathouse to serve its rowing program. The much-needed facility will replace a 50-year-old building that has long been too small for the program it serves. NMH offers competitive rowing in both the fall and spring seasons, and each year more than 80 students participate, making it one of the school’s most popular sports.
Many NMH rowers have gone on to row in top collegiate programs, and some continue on to compete internationally on the junior, U-23, and senior national teams. In 2016, one NMH crew alumna, Tessa Gobbo ’09, won gold at the Rio Olympics as a member of the U.S. women’s eight boat.
“NMH is where I was introduced to rowing,” said Gobbo, who returned to her alma mater in September 2016 to share her Olympic experience with students. “I received a great education here, and received so much support from everyone. I’m really excited about the new boathouse. The school deserves to have a facility that matches the quality of its program.”