Last updated on March 27, 2021
When the USA Olympic women’s eight rowing team won the gold medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, the team’s 11th straight Olympic or world title, the team truly had “Jersey Roots and Global Reach” with their coach Tom Terhaar, LC ’92, and his wife Jennifer Dore-Terhaar, RC ’93, having Rutgers University ties.
Rowing has a long history at Rutgers, starting in 1864, when it was the college’s first organization.
Read more about the Terhaars’ careers, family life and ongoing connections to Rutgers in a 2012 interview with Marty Siederer, LC’77, an executive council member of the Livingston Alumni Association. The interview (PDF file) was published in the alumni magazine 1766, courtesy of Rutgers Alumni Association.
Photo of Tom Terhaar courtesy of USRowing.