College coaches look at more than rowing stats when thinking about a potential recruit. They want to “know” as much about the rower/coxswain as possible to help them determine if the athlete will be a good match for the team. While rowing performance is of primary importance to a college rowing coach, recruits should understand that coaches will look beyond rowing in their decision making. Behavior on official visits can impact a coach’s determination about recruiting an individual athlete. Likewise, coaches will search social media to learn more about an athlete. Inappropriate social media posts can be detrimental to the recruiting of an athlete. Remember that everything you post is public and assume that it will be seen by the college coach with whom you are trying to build a relationship.