Naomi Tripp

Naomi Tripp

PELLA — Pella High School graduate of 2018, Naomi Tripp, is leaving her athletic mark in college, but it’s not in a sport she participated in with the Dutch.

These days Tripp is serving as the team captain of the women’s rowing team for NCAA DIII Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts.

Tripp and the Fighting Scots made some history over the Halloween weekend competing at the Head of the Fish regattas at Fish Creek, the second largest race in the northeast with some of the best teams around.

Tripp, along with teammate Lucia Hopkins with her in the double boat, would exceed expectations and would go on to win the race by 17 seconds for Gordon’s first ever win at the big event.

Tripp and Hopkins are currently enjoying an undefeated season in the double this fall.

Colin Peters can be reached at 641-672-2581, by email at or on Twitter @ColinPetersOH.

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