Rebecca Gutwin ’06 will return to campus to speak to the Hobart and William Smith rowing teams about how being a student-athlete has impacted her life. Gutwin will address the teams in the Geneva Room of the Warren Hunting Smith Library on Saturday, Feb. 26 at 12:15 p.m. The community is welcome.
A native of Williston, Vt., Gutwin was a four-year member of the William Smith rowing team. As a first-year, Gutwin won a battle with breast cancer despite being told that it had a 93 percent mortality rate. She not only beat the disease, but went on to achieve success both as a student and as an athlete.
Her successes in the classroom included being named to the Dean’s List, and she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and the Laurel Society. Gutwin graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and minors in philosophy and sociology. She also excelled as a rower, being named a CRCA All-American, garnering Liberty League All-Academic honors three times in her career, and receiving the Evaleen C. Harrison ’19 Scholar-Athlete Award.
After graduation, she became the business manager and marketing director at The RehabGYM Inc. Gutwin also made the transition from rowing to triathlons. She recently placed 15th in the 2010 Vermont Journey Triathlon.
Gutwin will share her personal story of being both a student and an athlete on the HWS campus and encourage the current HWS rowers to take full advantage of both their time both in the boat and in the classroom.