Amy L. Baltzell ’87

Gaining national and international recognition for her rowing accomplishments, Amy Baltzell started as a member of Wesleyan’s women’s novice crew in 1983 before spending three years with the varsity. In 1987, she stroked the Cardinals’ varsity eight to a gold medal at the Dad Vail Regatta, considered the small college national championships. She also played a year of varsity basketball at Wesleyan.

Within two years of graduation, Amy qualified for the U.S. National Rowing Team, holding spots in both 1989 and 1990. She competed as a U.S. Goodwill Games member in 1991 and qualified for the U.S. Olympic squad for the 1992 games in Barcelona, Spain. She had consistent success in claiming medals at events such as the international regatta in Lucerne, Switzerland, where she earned a gold medal in 1991; the Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston, Mass.; and the U.S. Nationals.

Adding the sport of sailing to her repertoire, Amy secured a spot on the all-women’s America’s Cup A3 squad in 1995 and competed internationally in the world’s foremost yacht-racing event.

Amy has established herself in the educational field as a clinical assistant professor at Boston University’s School of Education with a specialization in sport psychology. She has co-authored or been a contributing author for several publications in her specialty and has been a presenter at numerous workshops, clinics, programs, and conventions over the last dozen years.