PRINCETON, N.J. – Former standout heavyweight men's rower, Andrew Reed '14, has been selected as the 2017 USRowing Male Athlete of the Year. USRowing announced the female and male award winners earlier this week.
Reed was the seven-seat in the U.S. men's eight that captured silver at the 2017 World Rowing Championships in Florida in late September. Reed began his career at the USRowing Training Center just last fall, following a win in the men's pair with teammate Jordan Vanderstoep at the USRowing Fall Speed Order. Reed and Vanderstoep won the event at the 2017 National Selection Regatta in May before joining the men's eight selection group.
Reed is a 2014 graduate of the college with a concentration in Human Evolutionary Biology. Reed rowed for Harvard's first varsity eight as a junior and senior. In 2013, he helped the Crimson earn second at the IRA National Championships Varsity Eight Grand Final and then posted a fifth-place showing as a senior.
Reed was joined at the World Championships by current Harvard senior, Alexander Richards. Richards helped the men's varsity four place fourth.