'Garrett's Bow' garners writing award for athletics' Greco

Cornell women's rowing team

“A chance meeting between the Cornell women’s rowing team and then President-elect Elizabeth Garrett established an instant connection for the students who met her, one that lasted through Garrett’s inauguration and her untimely death, and continues still…”

In the Sept. 19, 2016, article “Garrett’s Bow,” Julie Greco, Cornell deputy director of athletic communications, looks back to April 2015, when Garrett met the women’s rowing team in the Detroit airport on their way home from the Clemson Invitational competition. Greco describes the bond created between the team members and Cornell’s first female president, and looks ahead to the dedication of a new racing shell in Garrett’s honor. The President Elizabeth Garrett has since been used by the varsity and second varsity eight.

Greco recently received the national 2017 Fred Stabley Sr. Writing Contest award for event coverage from the College Sports Information Directors of America for “Garrett’s Bow.” Entries to this contest are judged on “overall writing style, correct use of English, inventiveness, written presentation and the ease with which the reader acquires the information.”

Julie Greco. Click on image for larger view.
Julie Greco. Click on image for larger view.