Holy Cross' Jankowski Reaches New Heights

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May 16, 2011

Jackie Jankowski didn't start rowing since the summer after seventh grade, but ever since, she hasn't been able to put her paddles down.

Jankowski, a senior captain of the Holy Cross women's rowing team, is a 2007 graduate of Shrewsbury High School, where she rowed for seven years under coaches Jason Abraham and Pam Krause.

"It's just the ultimate team sport," said Jankowski about rowing. "A lot of other people say I play softball, I play basketball, and that's a team sport. This is really different in that you actually couldn't do anything without the other people that are in that boat with you."

For the complete article by Gethin Coolbaugh of the Shrewsbury (Mass.) Patch click here