Jennie Marshall

Rowing – 1988 Summer Olympics, Seoul, South Korea

Jennie Marshall rows in the Seoul olympics

Jennie Marshall’s family has deep roots in the Dover community that date back to 1966. Her father was an obstetrician at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital until 1987 when he passed away suddenly. Jennie has a long history of success in international competitions in rowing, including silver medals in the 1982 World Championships, the 1986 Goodwill Games, and the 1987 Pan American Games. She also rowed in the final heats of the women’s quadruple sculls during the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea.   

Following her career as an outstanding athlete, Jennie went on to coach women’s rowing at the University of Pennsylvania, Harvard University, and the University of New Hampshire. She was a Women’s Olympic Rowing Committee member and President of the inaugural National Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association.  Jennie settled in Dover to raise her own family in 1992. She has been a reading specialist in a Dover elementary school, has coached swimming at the Seacoast Swim Team, and has been on the Board of Directors of the Great Bay Rowing Club, passing on her knowledge, skill, and love of the sport to generations of young rowers in New Hampshire.