CHESTERTOWN, Md. — Washington College head men's rowing coach Scott Wisniewski has announced the hiring of Danielle Huston Hakey, a 2017 graduate of the school and former standout collegiate rower, as the team's assistant coach.
As a senior at the College, Huston Hakey served as captain of the women's rowing team and earned Team MVP honors. She competed at the NCAA Division III Championships all four years, rowing in the Shorewomen's second varsity eight the as a freshman and sophomore and first varsity eight as a junior and senior. She was also a member of four Mid-Atlantic Rowing Conference Championship (MARC) teams.
"We are thrilled to have Danielle on staff," stated Wisniewski. "Her enthusiasm and knowledge of Washington College, professionalism, and toughness make her a great fit for our squad. As a 2017 graduate and MVP for the women's rowing team, Danielle knows how to win at WAC and she has already made an impact on the squad with her skills as an instructor. I'm eager to unleash her abilities as our recruiting director and know she will be a great ambassador for our team and our school."
Also an outstanding student, Huston Hakey was recognized as a three-time College Rowing Coaches Association National Scholar-Athlete and a three-time Academic All-MARC selection. While attending the College, she was inducted into five different honor societies - Omicron Delta Kappa (leadership), Kappa Alpha Omicron (Environmental Science and Studies), Pi Delta Phi (French Language and Culture), Gamma Sigma Epsilon (Chemistry), and Beta Beta Beta (Biology).
Huston Hakey graduated cum laude with a B.S. in Environmental Science from Washington College last May. This past fall, she completed a three-month training at the United States Marine Corps Officer Candidate School in Quantico, Va.