Wesleyan women's rowing, captained by Greer Dent,
had a turn-around season in 2012, converting a 3-8 record at the
varsity-eight level in 2011 to a 9-3 dual-race record in 2012.
Wesleyan conquered three squads against which the Cardinals came up short a year earlier – WPI, Tufts and Trinity – with the triumph over the Bantams ending a nine-year string of losses to Trinity dating back to 2003.
Greer, rowing out of the sixth seat to start the year but finishing in the fourth seat, was Wesleyan's most decorated women's rowing member while also standing out academically. A two-time Academic All-NESCAC honoree, Greer was the recipient of the Butterfield Prize at Wesleyan, established by the class of 1967 and awarded to the graduating senior who has exemplified those qualities of character, leadership, intellectual commitment and concern for the Wesleyan community shown by Victor Lloyd Butterfield, 11th president of the University.She also was chosen to represent the senior class of athletes at the annual senior athlete/award winners banquet by speaking on behalf of the group.
As a rower in 2012, Greer was named Second Team All-NESCAC, earned all-star status at the ECAC-National Invitational Rowing Championships and garnered second-team Division III All-America laurels by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA). She also was a CRCA Division III Scholar-Athlete Award winner.
Making her Wesleyan debut in a varsity-eight event during the 2009 New England Championships, Greer went on to row in the varsity eight each of her final three seasons.