Rachel Wolsfelt, a senior at Boston Latin School, will be headed to Duke University in the fall after signing a letter of intent to join the Blue Devils' rowing team this week. The Charlestown native was joined by her parents, Nancy Ludwig and Bob Wolsfelt, and Boston Scholar Athlete (BSA) Zone Facilitator Joseph Cappellano.
“We are very proud of Rachel," said Evan Davis, BSA Executive Athletic Director. "She is an outstanding athlete and student and we are thrilled she utilized the support services of the BSA Zone. “Her experience is a perfect example of how the BSA can help improve the academic performance of all scholar-athletes. Facilitator Cappellano was a great resource for Rachel, providing her support and encouraging her to do her best.”
Wolsfelt has been a member of the Boston Latin crew team since 2008, when she started on the spring novice crew team. In 2009, she became a first year varsity member. Her team placed third at regionals, qualifying them for the Youth Nationals competition in Cincinnati, Ohio. Wolsfelt was chosen in 2010 for the US Junior National CanAmMex Team, where she raced at Club Nationals in Tennessee and against Canada and Mexico. She has been selected captain for the 2012 rowing season.
In addition to her school activities, Wolsfelt participated in Community Rowing’s Youth Competitive Team in the summer and fall of 2011. As part of this team, she raced at Club Nationals in Indiana and the Canadian Henley in Ontario, Canada.
Throughout her rowing career, Wolsfelt has excelled academically. She currently holds a 4.02 GPA, is a member of the National Honor Society, and is taking four advanced placement courses.