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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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The Power of Teamwork

The sport of rowing best demonstrates the power of teamwork.

Life lessons learned from rowing

Competitive rowing teaches lessons that are invaluable for all aspects of life.

College acceptance is only one step towards success

Now is the season for early decision and while everyone hopes for a positive decision the reality is that  many different colleges can work very well  for you.

“What Colleges Want in an Applicant (Everything)”

Eric Hoover writes in a New York Times (Education Life section)  article dated November 1, 2017 “The admissions process is a maddening mishmash of competing objectives, and an attempt to measure the unmeasurable: you.  No, it isn’t fair, and likely never will be.” Rower’s Edge can help recruited athletes navigate a different experience but the […]