Chantal Gil '10, a member of the Sarah Lawrence crew team, was selected to join the Israeli National Rowing Team to compete at the 18th Maccabiah Games in Israel, July 12-23. The Maccabiah Games in Israel is the third largest sporting event in the world with over 8,000 Jewish athletes competing from over 60 countries.
Taking her junior year abroad at Tel Aviv University and University of Haifa, Gil trained at the Daniel Rowing Center in Tel Aviv and has been a member of the Israel National Team, competing this past year for the Hapoel Tel Aviv Rowing team. During her first and sophomore years at Sarah Lawrence where she returns in the fall, Gil took part in the team's successful events. In her first year, her boat won second place in the New York State Regatta and as a member of the varsity rowing team in her sophomore year, she competed in the Head of the Charles Regatta in Cambridge.
"Chantal is a talented athlete with an incredible work ethic. Chantal was a walk-on member of our rowing team her first year at Sarah Lawrence even though she had never rowed before. I wish her all the best in the Maccabiah games and know she will represent both Israel and Sarah Lawrence well," said rowing coach Carolyn Miles upon hearing of Gil's selection.