A Coach-free and ‘Lovably Ragtag’ Ultimate Frisbee Team (GUM)

Bowdoin’s ultimate frisbee team Chaos Theory

In a recent post for the Girls’ Ultimate Movement blog, Carly Berlin ’18 describes her Bowdoin ultimate frisbee team as fiercely independent — so much so that it has resisted finding a coach. This go-it-alone attitude is both a source of frustration and pride for Berlin.

“We are missing out on the advice of players who have thought about this game for much longer than we have, and we lack an authority figure outside of our own power structure,” she writes. But she adds, “But we have also, undoubtedly, done well on our own. We entered the postseason series with a nearly spotless record.”


Joan Benoit Samuelson ’79 Featured in Art Show on Women’s Sports

Joan Benoit Samuelson ’79

A cereal box displaying an image of Olympic marathon runner Joan Benoit Samuelson ’79 is featured in an art show at Radcliffe College, writes Harvard Magazine. The exhibition, Playing Fair: Title IX at 45, runs until mid-September and takes its name from the 1972 federal law guaranteeing equal rights for women in all educational activities, including athletics.

“The exhibit uses Title IX as a lens to tell a focused narrative about women in sports,” explained curator Susan Ware. Samuelson won the first Olympic women’s marathon gold medal at the 1984 games in Los Angeles.

Across the Pond: Bowdoin Rowing Prepares for Henley Royal Regatta Qualifying

At the 162nd Marlow Regatta June 17, both Bowdoin Fours finished fifth in their respective events as they prepare for the Qualifying Races next Friday ahead of the Henley Royal Regatta, which begins June 28.

Other American schools vying for the 16 spots in The Prince Albert Cup at HRR include Boston University, Bucknell, Colgate, Williams, WPI, Tabor Academy, Deerfield Academy, and Kent School.

The event also includes entries from Australia, China, France, Ireland, Netherlands, and Scotland.

“This is a remarkable opportunity for our crews,” said Coach Gil Birney. “Racing at Marlow was held on the Olympic venue at Dorney Park and was inspiring. Both our crews stepped up to the challenge of blistering fast British crews, and gained a new respect for what it takes to compete at the international level.”

Hayes MacArthur ’99: ‘Not Just an Actor’ (TVOvermind)

Hayes MacArthur ’99

Hayes MacArthur ’99, star of the popular police comedy television series Angie Tribeca, is “not just an actor,” according to the sports and entertainment blog TVOvermind.

The article “Five Things You Didn’t Know About Hayes MacArthur” describes how the celebrity is also a talented comedian, producer and writer, as well as having been a record-setting quarterback on the football team of Bowdoin College, where he majored in government and legal studies.