Loyola alum Emily Molins helped Stanford to national title in crew as a freshman: In her first year with the Cardinal, Molins (Class of 2018) was a starter on the Varsity Eight boat that finished first Sunday at the Intercollegiate Rowing Association’s national regatta at Lake Natoma in Gold River, California. The win contributed to Stanford collecting its fifth consecutive national championship and a record ninth overall.
Molins said the Cardinal’s excellence in both academics and athletics factored into his college choice.
“I remember watching the national title regatta on my iPad during my junior year and thought it would be awesome to compete on that caliber of a team,” she said.
After missing the fall season with a rib injury, Molins still started every race in the spring. Her goal when she stepped onto the Palo Alto campus was to earn a seat for the IRA national regatta.
“I’m not the most patient person, so I had high expectations right away,” she said.
Molins is considering majoring in economics and even had lunch with one of the department’s Nobel Prize-winning professors. She also enjoys the Bay Area’s weather, which enables her to row outside year round.
“I couldn’t be happier with my decision,”Molins said. “The opportunities here are amazing.”
Loyola graduate Henry Hebson (Class of 2016) rowed on Oregon State’s second Varsity Eight boat that took 15th at Lake Natoma. At the NCAA national regatta at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis, Loyola alum and Gonzaga sophomore Gianna D’Aloia (Class of 2017) rowed on the team’s Varsity Four boat to help the Zags to 20th place.
Loyola graduate and Illinois senior Jack Yalowitz takes first step toward career in professional baseball: A four-year starter and two-time All-Big Ten selection, Yalowitz was drafted in the 10th round by the Colorado Rockies.
A left-handed outfielder, Yalowitz made 199 starts, highlighted by his sophomore season when he hit .335 with 12 home runs. As a senior, he batted .295 with five homers as the Fighting Illini qualified for the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2015.
The Rockies general manager, Jeff Bridich, is the brother of Loyola head coach Nick Bridich.
Pictured: Gianna D’Aloia (third from left)
Photo credit: Justin Casterline