Paul Gaffney
Paul Gaffney
Height: 5-9
Weight: 180
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Newington, Conn.
High School: Choate Rosemary Hall

2011-2012: Member of the second varsity eight in all seven spring regattas...the second varsity eight won races against George Washington at the George Washington Invitational (April 7), Georgetown (April 14), Rutgers (April 22) and Bucknell (April 29).

2010-2011: Member of the second varsity eight in all eight competitions in the spring…the second varsity eight defeated Bucknell (April 23) and EARC member Rutgers (April 30).

2009-2010: A member of the freshman eight…finished first with the Crusaders’ novice ‘A’ boat at the Quinsigamond Novice Challenge (Oct. 24)...the freshman eight won two of its three races at the 23rd George Washington Invitational (April 9-10), defeating UC San Diego in the first race and George Washington and Gonzaga in the third race…won dual-races versus Bucknell (April 18) and Rutgers (May 2).

Before Holy Cross: A three-sport athlete at Choate Rosemary Hall H.S. in rowing, wrestling and swimming...team captain of the rowing team his senior year...recipient of the team’s Robert N. Wood Award for Sportsmanship in 2009...team earned back-to-back second place finishes at the New England Interscholastic Rowing Association Championships in 2008 and 2009...led his boat to first place at the 2008 Founder’s Day Championship...wrestled at 162 pounds...won the JV New England Championship...named Honorable Mention for the John Downey Award for Sportsmanship...earned Honorable Mention for the Alfred A. Cook Prize for Good Influence, Conduct, Industry, Sound Scholarship and Honorable Conduct in 2006.

Personal: Son of Paul and Susan Gaffney...has one sister (Kaitlyn)...majoring in Economics and Accounting.