Meghan O'Leary, JS '07, receives 2017 Fans' Choice Award in USRowing

October 26, 2017

Last year, Meghan O’Leary, JS ‘07, earned a spot on the 2016 Olympic Rowing Team, and became the first Jefferson Scholar to become an Olympian. Today she reaches another milestone in the sport that has taken her across the globe, as she is one of only four athletes in the country to receive a 2017 Fans’ Choice Award.

Read the press release announcing this year’s recipients here.


Meghan O'Leary

Hilliard Family Jefferson Scholar



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