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I really want to row in college, but I am only 5'5''. I am 140 lbs, but I simply cannot get past 137 so lightweight is not exactly an option. My top choice is the University of Pennsylvania.
I'm a junior, have a 7:36 erg time, been to the national championships twice, medalled at the club national championships, and have medalled in a couple of regattas in my 1x, including Head of the Schuylkill (i placed second in my single there). I also have a 2210 SAT and a 4.0. In addition, I was a semi-finalist in the World Piano Competition last year, and will participate again this summer.
Other than decreasing my erg score and doing well in regattas, is there anything I can do? Or is this just a lost cause. Do I have any chance of rowing at UPenn with my height??