We are eternally grateful to Duvall Hecht, founder of UCI Rowing and longtime coach and frequent savior of the program, for dedicating his life to the sport of rowing and inspiring so many generations of student athletes to realize “that nobody will ever give them anything they can’t do.”
Duvall Hecht Memorial Fund
Donation in Honor of Duvall Hecht
I asked [a rowing coach] why he was leaving [the sport]. He said he felt that when he completed his rowing career, he owed something back to the sport, and that he’d repaid it. And I thought, “that doesn’t compute. You can never repay what you owe rowing.” And I still feel that way.