The swagger that Coach Ted Nash brought to Penn rowing in the 1970s is back, thanks to a recently dedicated space that allows Quaker rowers to train year-round.
An addition to the Hutchinson Gym renovation project, the Ted A. Nash Land Rowing Center was made possible by a group of 12 donors, many of whom are former rowers, and their spouses, who donated more than $2.4 million in a short period of time.
The 12,000-square-foot facility features an In River Indoor Rowing Tank and three separate erg rooms, along with offices and dedicated workout space for Penn’s three rowing programs.
“This project is a great example of teamwork and dedication, which are some of the qualities we try to instill in our student-athletes,” said Greg Myhr, the Nicholas B. Paumgarten Coach of Heavyweight Rowing. “We are extremely grateful to the Athletics development staff and these particular donors, who worked tirelessly to improve our facilities while honoring Coach Nash. Thanks to them, we now have a space that befits Penn’s impressive legacy and gives Penn rowers the best chance to succeed.”
The center is named in honor of Theodore “Ted” Allison Nash, a former Penn coach and Olympic gold medalist. Nash has participated, either as a coach or athlete, at a record-setting 11 Olympic Games since 1960.