Fred Emerson – CRCA Hall of Fame Class of 2007

Fred Emerson started his rowing career at Culver Academy and went on to row at the University of Wisconsin in the early 1930’s. After graduation he began a life long commitment to support collegiate rowing where ever it needed his help. His generosity helped to provide equipment to over 60 colleges and universities.

In 1971, Fred was instrumental in founding the New England Association of Women’s Rowing Colleges. On May 14, 1972, the NEAWRC held its first regatta, thanks in great part to the efforts of Fred Emerson, who designed the course and provided almost all of the financial backing for the event.

Fred Emerson was inducted into the National Rowing Hall of Fame and in 1976 was awarded the John Carlin Service Award by US Rowing, which is awarded to honor an individual who has made significant and outstanding commitment to the sport of rowing.