Neither Logan McEwen nor Rachel Gregory gave much thought to rowing before attending The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH). But today that disinterest is a thing of the past. Now the two share an unbridled love of the sport, serving as president and treasurer, respectively, of the UAH Rowing Club. McEwen, a veteran of the Navy and a Fort Payne, Ala., native, had always had an athletic bent. "I played football in middle school and then I was a cyclist," he says. So for him, rowing was a natural progression. "I saw ads when I came to UAH, and I tried it out and loved it." For Gregory, meanwhile, the motivation was more social. "I worked with a girl who was a member of the Rocket City Rowing Club and she was telling me about it," she says. "I thought that it would be a great way to meet people and get fit at the same time."