The globalization of colleges adds to the difficulty of gaining admission to selective institutions.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/27/upshot/getting-into-the-ivies.html?_r=0

College applicants should be aware that their “online” information is public and can be looked at by admissions officers and university officials.

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10000872396390443768804578035500956712628

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.

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/25/sports/before-athletic-recruiting-in-the-ivy-league-some-math.html?_r=1&emc=eta1

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

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.

 

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-athletic-scholarship-odds-met-20140315,0,649731.story?page=2

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

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/

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.

For full interview go to:

http://www.rowingrelated.com/2011/03/rr-interview-uva-mens-head-coach-frank.html