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. http://pennwpadmin.wpengine.com/on-receiving-early-decision-news-good-or-bad/

“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.” https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/01/education/edlife/what-college-admissions-wants Rower’s Edge can help recruited athletes navigate a different experience but the […]

College coaches understand that all high school teams are not equal

There are many different levels of high school rowing teams across the country. Some teams have national reputations and are in the elite group of teams who are top finishers in regattas each season. Other teams are less developed, may draw from a much smaller population or are located in areas where rowing is less […]

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Coaches look beyond rowing

College coaches look at more than rowing stats when thinking about a potential recruit. They want to “know” as much about the rower/coxswain as possible to help them determine if the athlete will be a good match for the team. While rowing performance is of primary importance to a college rowing coach, recruits should understand […]

“Other” Factors in Recruiting Can Make a Difference

High school athletes who want to try to get recruited need to be proactive to “get on a coach’s radar”. Coaches are interested in fast erg scores, strong academics and good water performance. Individual schools and coaches have their own parameters for each of these categories and it is important for recruits to understand the […]