Oxford University Boat Club named Malcolm Howard, a Canadian twice-Olympic medallist, as their President. Howard will take up the presidency for the 2013/14 season, and hopes to lead the Blue Boat to victory in next year’s BNY Mellon Oxbridge Boat race, to be held on April 6th 2014.
Howard, thirty, is currently studying for an MRes in Clinical Medicine, at Oriel College, after completing his undergraduate degree at Harvard. He is one of few Olympians to row in the Boat Race, including last year’s fellow Olympian bronze medallist, undergraduate Constantine Louloudis. Howard has already won two Olympic medals for Canada, where he grew up, when he competed in last year’s race rowing stroke. He is the second Canadian to be President of OUBC, after Barney Williams (2005/6).
Following the news of his election, Malcolm Howard told Oxford University Sport: “It is an honour and privilege to be elected the OUBC President. Becoming a part of the Oxford University Boat Club and its great legacy and tradition has been a thrill. I admire the work that Alex Davidson accomplished and I am determined to continue Oxford’s success from this season. To repeat as Boat Race winners is a great challenge and I look forward to using my experience and commitment to lead our crews in the 160th Boat Race.”