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Recruiting timeline - differences by sport


Replies to: Recruiting timeline - differences by sport

  • tonymomtonymom Registered User Posts: 1,172 Senior Member
    And men's collegiate rowing is a "labor of love" as there really isn't any scholarship $$$ attached to it....not like women's rowing at least....
  • bluewater2015bluewater2015 Registered User Posts: 564 Member
    On the other hand, men's rowing was the very first intercollegiate sport - if I recall correctly, Harvard vs. Yale in the mid 1800s. :)
  • tonymomtonymom Registered User Posts: 1,172 Senior Member
    You are correct! I believe 1846. A long and, as demonstrated by the last Yale-Harvard showdown, hotly contested rivalry.
    I'd still say as far as scholarships go, rowing is a better collegiate sport for women. There have been tremendous gains made there. Just look at our Rio Ladies who took Gold!
  • bluewater2015bluewater2015 Registered User Posts: 564 Member
    Oh yes, and that's true for a lot of sports - more scholarships for women to counterbalance football for Title IX. Also I believe a factor in the declining number of college wrestling programs.

    Beyond that, one thing that's interesting to me about women's rowing is that I've seen some women get admissions preference and/or scholarships with little high school experience in the sport . . . it seems like the demand for tall, strong and athletic women who aren't already tracked into basketball, volleyball etc. may exceed the supply.
  • AsleepAtTheWheelAsleepAtTheWheel Registered User Posts: 1,276 Senior Member
    Over thirty years ago I received a letter in April of my senior year of high school from the Harvard crew team coach. The letter stated that although I had no rowing expreience, the coach noted that I was 6'3" and had participated in other high school sports, and he thought I should give the Harvard crew team a shot.

    The only problem? Earlier, in March, I'd received a letter from Harvard Admissions informing me that I'd been rejected. The letter from the crew coach added a bit of insult to injury.
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