Class Year: 2020
Hometown: Weston, MA
High School: Weston High School
Hi, I’m Alex Seel, a senior chemistry bachelor of science and captain of the Bucknell Men’s Crew. Outside of Crew, I lead my undergraduate research team in investigating Abandoned Mine Drainage into local river systems.
I began my BUMC Career in the 3rd Varsity 8+. I placed 2nd in 2017 Freshman 4+ at the ACRA National Championship and competed at Henley Royal Regatta in Prince Albert event.
My sophomore year was my breakout year as an athlete. I managed to make the varsity 8+ and sat five-seat most of the season, earning the sophomore of the year award.
I returned to Bucknell in January after a semester abroad. I secured a place in the Varsity 8+, broke the Bucknell 500m record and placed 2nd at Erg-Armageddon. My boat won the Varsity 8+ event at the Middle Atlantic Regional Championship and earned the team points Championship, a great team-wide effort. We placed 10th in the Varsity 8+ at the ACRA National Championship, and I was elected Captain for my senior year by the team.
I was accepted into Riverside Boat Club for the 2019 summer season (YEAH STRIPES). My boat won the Independence Day regatta in the Senior 8+ event, a result previously never achieved by Riverside. We won the Cromwell Cup and placed 3rd in the U23 8+ at the Royal Canadian Henley.
Looking forward to leading my teammates and capitalizing on a good team finish at the ACRA National Championship