Florida Tech Dedicates Two Rowing Shells to the McCays
MELBOURNE, FLA.—A boat christening ceremony recognized Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer T. Dwayne McCay and his wife Mary Helen McCay during Florida Institute of Technology’s Homecoming 2013. It took place Oct. 26 at Florida Tech’s Anchorage Boathouse. Two eight-person rowing shells were named in their honor, the “T. Dwayne” and “Mary Helen.”
T. Dwayne McCay was recognized for his many contributions to the rowing program as an administrator and a donor.
Assisting in the dedication of the shell named in his honor was head men’s rowing coach Jim Granger. The new shell was made by Italian manufacturer Filippi, which is known to produce boats for national rowing teams.
Mary Helen McCay was acknowledged as an outstanding role model for women student-athletes. She is currently a Florida Tech research scientist, former astronaut and former intercollegiate varsity tennis player at Florida State University.
Assisting in the dedication of the shell named for her was head women’s rowing coach Adam Thorstad. This shell was constructed by Resolute in Providence, R.I.; the company is regarded as one of the top women’s racing shell makers in the country.
PHOTO: T. Dwayne McCay christens the “Mary Helen” with champagne.