Entries by Gail

OSU Rowing: “The Gift Is Each Other”

Ohio State Women’s Rowing team exemplifies true teamwork and top level performance.   http://www.landgrantholyland.com/2014/3/31/5358288/ohio-state-womens-rowing-national-championship

Women catch up to men for Oxford-Cambridge race

Big changes in 2015 for the Oxford-Cambridge race which will  have women race the same course on the same day as the men.  Helena Morrissey, chief executive of Newton Investment Management  and sponsor of the women’s race along with new sponsor of the men’s race, BNY Mellon recognized the need for gender equity and encouraged […]

Rowing Scholarships can open doors for student athletes

The good news is that rowing scholarships are available at over 100 US colleges-many more for women’s rowing than for men’s rowing.  Remember however that recruiting and athletic scholarships are not automatic and college coaches  look  for high performing athletes.   http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-athletic-scholarship-odds-met-20140315,0,649731.story?page=2

Club rowing can equal varsity rowing in many ways

University of Michigan men’s rowing team works hard and competes on a elite level.  Club rowing at Michigan is all about training hard, racing hard, representing Michigan and loving being part of a team.   As with Varsity rowing, rowing at Michigan becomes such a part of life that many of the rowers could not […]

Compare college costs with “score card”

Compare the affordability and value of college using the US Department of Education “score card”.   http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2013/02/19/new-federal-college-scorecard-sheds-light-schools-cost/ioWnqGboH8bnALbElkSvPM/story.html?s_campaign=8315

Temple rowing program is reinstated

In an unprecedented decision, the Board of Trustees of Temple University reversed their decision to eliminate the men’s and women’s rowing teams as varsity teams at  the University. http://temple-news.com/news/board-changes-face-reinstates-crew-rowing-teams/

Erg Score is like a Test Score

Many people wonder how an individual rower is evaluated when there are 4 or 8 rowers in a boat.  The answer has many different components one of the most important of which is the erg score.  The erg score for a rower is similar to the SAT or ACT score for academic performance.  Erg scores […]

More on Men’s club rowing -UVA

UVA Head Coach Frank Biller explains what he sees as the most important aspects of coaching any rowing program.  For club programs he believes that organization and structure are key elements in the success of a program.  A strong board of directors like that which exists at UVA can be  a tremendous asset to a […]

Rowing and the NCAA

Great article about the growth of rowing and impact of the NCAA. http://www.ncaa.org/wps/wcm/connect/public/NCAA/Champion+Features/boom+on+the+bow#sthash.Y8ishpDr.y8a40Oc1.dpbs