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Rowing can open the door to college for hard working high school students

A hardy band of high school students, many of whom initially did not know how to swim, may get into college by rowing on the waters of New York City   A hardy band of high school students, many of whom initially did not know how to swim, may get into college by rowing on […]

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Young Recruits

Recruiting of student athletes in middle school and early in high school  is problematic on many levels.   https://www.bostonglobe.com/magazine/2019/05/15/how-young-too-young-recruit-kids-for-college-teams/A24Sn623ZlxSwefNzlAo6J/story.html  

“Walking On” to a college rowing team

Princetonian newspaper explains what it mean to be a  “walk on” as well as  how rosters are created for both Men’s and Women’s heavy/open weight and lightweight teams.   http://www.dailyprincetonian.com/article/2019/04/the-walk-on-contribution

Being a strong rower and good student is not always enough

Trial in Boston over Harvard’s admissions process reveals multitude of factors that determine whether a candidate is admitted. “Underwhelming personalities can even undermine the prospects of elite athletes. Exhibit A: the case of a woman who’d been recruited for the Harvard crew team, whose documented lack of “spark or enthusiasm or any particularly compelling or […]

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