Webb School of Knoxville celebrated senior April Chism’s signing her National Letter of Intent to continue her rowing career at The George Washington University, November 15.
Chism, a member of Atomic Rowing in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, has been rowing for just one year, but “her high potential, strong work ethic and poise have allowed her to make terrific progress,” says Atomic Rowing head coach, John Davis. Chism attended the USRowing Youth Olympic Development Camp this past summer and earned a No. 3 seat in the top eight-oared shell. She brought back the skills she developed at the camp to Atomic to later secure a key position in Atomic's 1st junior women's eight that won the Music City Head Race in Nashville this past October.
Coach Davis commended Chism on her leadership and her dedication to her sport, adding that she exemplifies outstanding athletic ability, effort and character. “April is a warm, popular and respected contributor to our team, and the ultimate representative of the kind of young athlete we seek to develop at Atomic,” he noted. “She will be going off to college next fall to join the ranks of a number of Atomic rowers currently competing at the NCAA Division 1 level.”