Academics are equally important as rowing

Academics are critically important and can determine where you may or may not get recruited. While coaches can be very encouraging to a potential recruit, it is the admissions office which admits students not the coaches. A recruit needs to meet the school’s academic admissions standards in order to get recruited. Many coaches, through years […]

Recruiting standards can change from year to year

The college recruiting process is very personal and is different for each prospective recruit.  Each rower/coxswain’s profile is unique both in terms of rowing as well as academic achievement. Be aware that who gets recruited can change from year to year depending on the profiles of the potential recruits-so stories about who got recruited by […]

Reach out to college coaches

As rowing is exploding for high school athletes, college coaches can’t possibly all the athletes who are recruitable. They appreciate athletes reaching out to them and showing serious interest in their programs. All recruits need to be their own advocates. Coaches want to hear directly from student athletes. Critical recruiting information includes: height, weight, erg […]

Recruits come from all boats on a team

There is no question that being in a fast 1V with good rowing results is helpful with recruiting. However, even if you are in the 2V or 3V, and have never won a race you should not give up on recruiting or on getting stronger as a rower/coxswain. College coaches are looking for strong rowers […]

Standardized tests

Winter is a great time to get  started on completion of required testing-SAT/ACT/SAT II.  Admissions requirements are different for each school.  Take time now to understand what you will need to complete an application to every school in which you are interested.  For recruiting purposes it is best if you can have all required testing […]