Following the end of a successful season, the William Smith rowing team proceeded to the NCAA Division III Rowing Championship in Gold River, Calif., where junior oarswoman Katherine Faherty took the time to chronicle the moment. “The most rewarding experience was being able to carry the boat from the water and know that being at Nationals was not just about the three races this weekend—it was a culmination of a great season and three additional weeks we had as a team,” reflected Faherty in her blog. She notes it was also a fun and enjoyable experience for the team. “We had a lot of fun here at NCAAs. We were fortunate to be able to have three additional weeks with our seniors, so we spent the time that we weren’t rowing just hanging out with each other.” The team continues to stay in touch over the summer, and is looking forward to another great season. “Everyone is taking summer training seriously because we would like to make it to Nationals again,” says Faherty. She is currently interning full-time at NXTevent in Boston, where she is gaining hands-on experience in event planning. Faherty is an economics major at HWS and is completing her minor in the Writing Colleagues Program. A native of Gloucester, Mass., she began rowing in high school at Deerfield Academy and wanted to continue in college. Since joining the novice team her first year at HWS, she has earned a place in the Herons’ second varsity eight, and is one of 12 Herons named to the Liberty League All-Academic Team. Faherty’s NCAA blog, along with photos, can be found at http://web.hws.edu/athletics/herons/showrelease.asp?id=4690.