Rowing Her Way to the 2012 Olympics
When viewers tuned in to the London 2012 Summer Olympics, they may have glimpsed a Lewis & Clark Pioneer. Amy Clay Ives BA ’01 joined teammates rowing for Australia in the women’s quadruple sculls. Her team finished fourth in the finals, just behind Ukraine, Germany, and the United States.
Ives, who also competed in the 2008 Beijing games, had never touched an oar until she took up rowing in her first year at Lewis & Clark. Her coach was Hilary Gehman, who went on to compete in the 2000 Sydney and 2004 Athens summer games. “She was my inspiration for wanting to someday go to the Olympics,” Ives said.