Ransom Everglades rowers won three state titles in sculling at the 2023 Florida Scholastic Rowing Association Sculling Championships April 15-16 in Sarasota. Kathryn Serra '23 and Florine Lijesen '23 won the girls varsity double and Malena Tewari '23 claimed the title in the girls lightweight single, leading RE to a fifth-place finish overall among 20 scholastic teams.
Twenty RE athletes competed in 10 events at the championships, which drew both high school teams and rowing clubs. Under head coach Richie Fredericks, RE placed 18th overall out of the 43 rowing organizations in attendance.
Tewari placed third overall in the lightweight single, posting the best scholastic finish, as Serra and Lijesen won their race outright to claim the gold medal and FSRA Scholastic Champion title. They will compete at the USRowing Southeast Regional Championships on May 13-14 in Gainesville, Georgia, and then the Scholastic Rowing Association of America National Championship Regatta on Memorial Day Weekend in Oakridge, Tennessee. If they do well in Georgia, they will race at the USRowing Youth Championships (highest level of juniors rowing) in Sarasota June 8-11.
Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is a coeducational, college preparatory day school for grades 6 - 12 located on two campuses in Coconut Grove, Florida. Ransom Everglades School produces graduates who "believe that they are in the world not so much for what they can get out of it as for what they can put into it." The school provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student's sense of identity, community, personal integrity and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and to contribute to society.