Entries by Gail

College athletes are targeted in job search

Employers understand the skills required to be a college athlete and are targeting college athletes for employment.   http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-10-16/wall-street-hires-losers-turned-winners-after-college-athletics.html

Many Paths to Rowing in College

There is no “one right path” to row in college.  We always say that anyone who wants to row in college can do it.  The issue is which college will be your place.  Many kids are successful in getting recruited to row in college while others decide to “walk on” either at the start of […]

Early scouting for other sports does not apply to rowing

The very early scouting for sports such as soccer and lacrosse reported in the  recent NYTimes article does not occur with rowing.  Such early recruiting does not benefit either party but there is pressure on both sides to engage in this practice.    Early recruiting may result in college coaches committing  to student-athletes who don’t […]

Enhanced Financial Aid Benefits Ivy League Athletics

Increased financial aid within the Ivy League is “leveling the playing field” with schools offering athletics scholarship. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/23/sports/financial-aid-changes-game-as-sports-teams-in-ivies-rise.html?_r=1

Willpower impacts all aspects of your life

The strength of willpower and self-control can have an huge impact on every aspect of life from work and school to personal relationships and mental attitude. http://thedartmouth.com/2012/03/28/news/baumeister

Ivy Admissions Report

Read about admissions rates for the class of 2016 for all Ivy League Schools.   http://theivycoach.com/2016-ivy-league-admissions-statistics/

Club Nationals reports record number of competitors

The number of competitors at Club Nationals has increased steadily in recent years as youth rowing becomes more mainstream.  Junior rowing has exploded with many programs now attracting middle school student athletes.   http://www.row2k.com/news/news.cfm?ID=73445#.UAB17o6qZzR

First international superstar athlete was a rower

Edward “Ned” Hanlan, winner of the World Professional Rowing Championship in 1880 is recognized as the first international superstar athlete. http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303290904579276413187407476

Duke increases funds for rowing

Duke will increase rowing scholarships to maximum allowed by NCAA. http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/12/16/4550133/duke-upgrades-womens-sports-programs.html#.