Social life takes a distant 3rd

Junior spring is one of the toughest seasons for rowers/coxswains.  You need to stay on top of your schoolwork since your grades and test scores are an important part of your college application.  Race performance is also important since this is what will get the attention of the college coaches. While you can take  some […]

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 […]