My name is Surya Murthy and rowing has been a huge part of my life for the past 3 years. The intensity and power of this sport has made me who I am today and I wouldn't take back a second of all the hard work I have put into this team. Last season, I was fourtunate enough to qualify the Women's Lightweight 4+ for Youth Nationals and race in Princeton, New Jersey, where 4 other women and I placed 13th in the nation! Everyday, I fall more in love with this sport and my team. But this sport comes with many challenges, including the price tag for the equipment we so desperately need. Currently, we're rowing in boats that aren't in great condition and are fairly old. With your help, my team and I can purchase some new boats, oars, and the most hated ergs! These items will greatly help our growing program reach its full potential. Thank you for your support!