SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. – MIT head women's openweight crew coach, Holly Metcalf, was honored today when Mount Holyoke College announced that she will be a member of the inaugural induction class into the Mount Holyoke Athletics Hall of Fame. Metcalf will be inducted along with six other individuals and one team in ceremonies scheduled for October 19.
Metcalf was a six-time member of the U.S. National Rowing Team and won five World Championship and Olympic medals. At the 1984 Olympics, she captured the Gold Medal in the women's eight. Metcalf has coached extensively at the club, college, and national team levels, including at Mount Holyoke. Metcalf has earned a number of accolades over her career, including two USRowing Woman of the Year honors, as well as induction into the New England Women's Sports Hall of Fame and the USRowing Hall of Fame.
The 2013-14 season will be Metcalf's seventh as head coach at MIT. She has transformed the program into a Division I squad into a team that is competitive within the Eastern Sprints, as well as its new conference, the Patriot League. Additionally, in every year under Metcalf the team has earned Public Recognition Awards from the NCAA for its exceptional academic performance.