The globalization of colleges adds to the difficulty of gaining admission to selective institutions.
College applicants should be aware that their “online” information is public and can be looked at by admissions officers and university officials.
The Academic Index (“A.I.”) is calculated using a recruit’s high school GPA and scores on standardized tests. The A.I. (which is a purely academic measurement) is the initial measurement in determining the admissibility of a student athlete to an Ivy League school.
Ohio State Women’s Rowing team exemplifies true teamwork and top level performance.
Of all olympic athletes, rowers are the most successful in the business world.
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 all parties to support the change. Another step for women’s rowing!
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.
Compare the affordability and value of college using the US Department of Education “score card”.
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.
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 club program. Coach Biller’s goal is to compete at the highest level regardless of the team designation.
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Photo Credit: Kawakahi Amina, D’09