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John Olson
John Olson
City: Sherborn, Mass.
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Sherborn, Mass.
High School: Dover-Sherborn Regional


John graduated on the honor roll at Dover Sherborn High School and ran track and field. He also volunteered at Perkins School for the Blind.


John is undecided on a major at Colby. He is currently a Presidential Scholar, a research assistant, and a member of the Colby Outing Club.

2017-2018 season highlights: John sat in the two spot for the varsity 4 boat and made the NESCAC Spring All-Academic Team and the National Invitational Rowing Championship All-Academic Team.

2016-2017 season highlights: John competed with the second varsity 8, third varsity 8, and the novice 8 in his first year. He sat in the fifth spot of the second varsity 8 when the Mules took 14th at the National Invitational Rowing Championships. John sat in the fourth spot in the third varsity and novice boats. He helped Colby beat Bowdoin and also take third in the Snake Regatta in novice racing.