Emily Regan

Emily Regan

A native of Buffalo, Emily Regan attended the Nichols School and earned varsity letters for cross country, basketball and lacrosse.

After graduating from Nichols, Regan attended Michigan State University, and during her freshman orientation she signed up to compete as a member of the rowing team – a decision that turned out to be a stroke of genius.

As a member of the Spartans crew team, Regan’s teams won the varsity eights Big Ten Championship three years in a row (2008-10) and competed in the NCAA championships in each of those years. In 2010, Regan was first-team All-American, first-team All-Big Ten, first-team All-Central Region, and she earned the Big Ten Conference Rowing Athlete of the Year.

Following her college career, Regan joined the United States National Team and she was an invaluable team member during international competitions. She competed on nine USA national teams and at the World Championships she captured four gold medals (2011-coxless four, 2013-eight, 2015-eight, 2018-eight), one silver (2014-coxless four), and one bronze (2019-eight).

Emily represented the U.S. at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and won a gold medal as a member of the eights crew, becoming the first person from Western New York to win an Olympic Gold in rowing.

Locally, Emily is a member and supporter of the Buffalo Scholastic Rowing Association (BSRA), a community-based rowing organization located along the Buffalo River. She is currently an assistant Men’s Rowing Coach at Boston University.

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