Alumni: The Bison Crew Association

About the BCA

The Bison Crew Association (BCA) was created in 2002 to directly address the needs of the men's rowing program as a result of its reclassification from varsity to club-varsity status. This reclassification meant, that while the team could continue to compete at the varsity level and retain access to some training facilities such as the locker, weight and erg rooms, it would no longer receive funding from the university. The documents outlining this transition, the resulting team charter, and current BCA bylaws are attached at the bottom of this page for any BCA member to view.

The BCA provides opportunities for alumni, parents, and friends of Bucknell Crew to be connected and involved with the Men's Club-Varsity Crew Team. It also provides a way in which to recognize the contributions and volunteerism of alumni, parents, and friends of the program. The BCA members include all alumni, parents, and friends of the men's rowing program, as well as alumni, parents, and friends of the women's rowing program who choose to become members. All members are encouraged to participate in team events, gatherings, and to support the functions of the program; and are invited to join us on Facebook and LinkedIn, and sign up for our email list to keep in touch. If you have a question for the BCA, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Fundraising

We have been able to develop through the generosity of our alumni, parents, and our currents rowers and their families. To continue our march to the top we need consistent financial support and assistance for the program from all of our alumni. If all supporters of the program were able to donate at least $25/month, we would be in a position to help current and future generations of Bucknell rowers realize their dreams. We can make Bucknell Crew amazing, but we can only do this together, as one big team. Tax deductible gifts can be made by a check, credit card, corporate match, personal business donation, or the transfer of securities. The fastest and easiest way to donate directly to the team is through Bucknell's convenient online credit card form. To discuss supporting a specific expense, such as travel to a race, dinner for the team, or an equipment purchase, please contact the head coach.

Leadership

The leadership of the Bucknell Crew Association gives guidance and support to the men's rowing program and the men's head coach as well as coordinating all men's crew alumni. The Board of Directors' primary responsibility is to provide consistent and timely guidance and support to the on-campus leadership of the team. The members of the Board of Directors hold regular conference calls and meet on campus with the leadership of Men's Crew, including the student officers, coaches, and university supervisors of the program. Conference calls are open to all BCA members and you can contact us to request call-in information for the next scheduled call, and the slides from the latest meeting are attached at the bottom of this page. The Board of Directors addresses a variety of issues faced by Men's Crew, including but not limited to: hiring of coaches, formulation of an operating budget, fundraising initiatives, and general program development. The current board of directors consists of alumni, parents, and the coaching staff. Biographical information about each member can be found here.

Scott Uebele '00 (President)

Ben Finio '07 (Secretary)

Steve Ritchie '97

Dave Silver '97

Kells Green '10

Dan Wolleben (head coach)