Wendy Wilbur enters her fourth season as an assistant rowing coach at Boston College. After spending 3 years as the head coach of the novice team, Wilbur now assists athletes at the varsity level in addition to her role as the recruiting coordinator.
In the fall of 2008, as BC opened its doors to the new Harry Parker Boathouse, Wilbur welcomed in the largest and most talented freshmen class. This group complemented an already experienced team. For Wilbur, the spring of 2008 had proved extremely successful in developing the young athletes on the team. Wilbur's novice crew won Boston College Rowing's highest honor - Crew of the Year.
In 2006, the program's first year in the ACC, the Wilbur's Novice Eight finished second in the ACC Championship - the best finish for a BC boat in the event and a part of the overall fifth-place team finish.
Wilbur, a 1995 graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, came to Boston College after having rowed on the Women's U.S. National Rowing Team from 1997-2004.
During her time on the national team, Wilbur trained at the ARCO Olympic Training Center in San Diego from 1997-2000, and at the U.S. Rowing Olympic Training Center in West Windsor, N.J. from 2001-2004. In 2003, Wilbur stroked the U.S. Women's Four to a win at the International Federation of Rowing (FISA) World Rowing Championships. She also earned a first-place finish in the Women's Eight at the 2003 Milan Bearing Point World Cup.
In other international competition, Wilbur rowed in six FISA World Rowing Championships, finishing in second place in 1998, third place in 1999, fourth place in 2001, fifth place in 2000 and 2002 and sixth place in 1997. Wilbur has competed at the Royal Canadian Henley five times, having garnered a first-place finish each time.
Wilbur captured eight first-place finishes and two second-place finishes in six U.S. National Championships (1996, 1998-2002). She took first place at the Head of the Charles in both 1999 (Championship Double) and 2001 (Championship Eight).
As a student-athlete at UMass, Wilbur earned a second-place finish in the Varsity Eight at the inaugural NCAA Women's Rowing Championship in 1997. In her final two years of collegiate competition, Wilbur raced in the Indoor World Rowing Championships (CRASH-B Sprints) in Boston. In the International Open Women's final, she earned a sixth-place finish in 1996 and a fourth-place finish in 1997.