After high school, Gravink attended Cornell University from 1953-1957 where he earned a bachelor of science degree in agriculture. When arriving at Cornell, Gravink was among the nine freshmen oarsmen who competed on the rowing team for veteran coach R. Harrison (Stork) Sanford. Ironically, none of the participants had ever rowed before going to Ithaca and only one had ever seen a race.
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