CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT’s 2009
varsity heavyweight crew received the Russell S. Callow Memorial
Award, which is presented each year by the Eastern Association of
Rowing Colleges (EARC) to the crew that, in the previous racing
season, best personified the virtues of “spirit, courage and
unity.” The honor, which is voted on by the league’s
head coaches, has been presented annually since 1963.
Rusty Callow was a legendary rowing coach, whose career spanned the first half of the 20th century. He guided the programs at Washington, the University of Pennsylvania, and Navy for many years. Among his list of illustrious accomplishments, Callow’s 1952 Navy crew captured the Gold Medal at the Olympic Games.