October 30, 2013 - 11:06am
Meet Rose Aschebrock, a writing and magazine journalism senior from New Zealand.

Before coming to college, Rose Aschebrock’s only experience in the United States was a layover on her flight to England.

During the few hours Aschebrock spent stranded in LAX, the teenage New Zealander quickly noticed American sporting culture ­­— a spirited phenomenon unfamiliar to her native country.

Aschebrock had all but forgotten the competitive sports rivalries she’d witnessed on TV, in apparel and during conversations in America, until she began thinking about a secondary education.

February 28, 2013 - 11:16am
The 2010 National Geographic "Adventurer of the Year" spoke in Hendricks Chapel about the 103-day journey at sea.

Life can seem pretty bleak when you’re in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean and all four of your rowing oars are broken.  And you’re alone.  And you don’t have a motor. 

That happened to Roz Savage, an environmentalist and the first woman to row across the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans.

November 2, 2012 - 1:27pm
Natalie Mastracci, a silver medalist in the London Olympics, looks to instill a winning culture within the SU women's rowing team

Natalie Mastracci is an Olympian. There is no denying that. The Syracuse senior has an air about her that simply exudes excellence. Her glowing smile shows how happy a person she is and her laughter and sense of humor are easily noticed. But, overall, you can feel the passion and drive Mastracci has. In her confident voice, with words backed up by emotion, you know she feels it; you know she is an Olympian.

April 17, 2012 - 1:22pm
Meet Jess Liddon, a Lockerbie scholar who rows and shoots, but not necessarily at the same time.

She hails from Scotland, rows for Syracuse, and somehow the freshman manages to fire off air pistols in her free time. Her name is Jess Liddon, and we sat down with her for this interview about a her experiences with two rather different competitive sports.

The NewsHouse: Not only are you on the rowing team, you also shoot pistols, what's that all about?