Ellie Martin – Senior LMU Rowing

“Waking up at 5 am every day for the last four years has been exhausting and hard but at this moment I would do anything to get up that early and be on the water with my teammates. Having your senior season ripped away from you is truly heartbreaking. Not reaching the milestones of your last practice, your last race and last banquet have left me feeling lost. I was not prepared to say goodbye yet. Over the last few days finding words for my emotions has been tough, I feel like this is all just a dream and I will wake up and go to practice again. As the reality is setting in, I find myself feeling grateful for everything rowing has brought me and taught me over the years and hope that this is a minor set back to a greater good. I am excited to watch my team attack next year as we now know the competition is a privilege. My time at LMU and my time as a rower is an experience I will never forget and will cherish forever. Once a lion, always a lion.”

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