Crew at Top Colleges

<p>I'm a male heavyweight rower from the Boston area with decent grades, great test scores, and a very good 2k. I want to get recruited to a top school with a good rowing culture. Can anyone recommend certain teams and explain why they are desirable? Also information about the team size, quality of boathouse, quality of river/body of water, amount of interaction with lightweights/girls team, presence of rowing fraternities/fraternities with many rowers in them, and the team's influence on campus would be very helpful and much appreciated.</p>

<p>Colleges/Universities in which I am especially interested: Penn, Dartmouth, Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Georgetown, Williams.</p>

<p>Thanks</p>

<p>Add to the list UC Berkeley.</p>

<p>I go to Clemson and I can tell you that the University Of Virginia has a very good rowing team! (they beat us pretty badly)</p>

<p>NCAA</a> Division I Rowing Rankings - NCAA.com</p>

<p>Have coaches from those schools contacted you? Or have you contacted coaches? They are going to be your best source to figure out if you're in a position to become a recruited athlete.</p>

<p>You need to get registered with the NCAA Clearinghouse, too.</p>

<p>@pierre0913: Thank you very much for the advice, but I'm only interested in varsity teams. No offense.</p>

<p>@ucbalumnus: Thanks. That's very helpful. What is crew like at UCB?</p>

<p>@polarscribe: I have talked to almost all of the coaches from those schools and have a decent shot at getting into them if I apply ED. Right now it looks as if I'll apply early to and get support at Penn if something doesn't change my mind. I still have to visit campuses, though, which is very important. Thanks for reminding me about the NCAA Clearinghouse thing; I forgot about that...</p>

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<p>Don't know; wasn't in it. But there is some information here:
California</a> Golden Bears Men's Crew - The University of California Official Athletic Site</p>

<p>@thehistorian421 - ummmm Clemson and UVA compete in the ACC which are NCAA VARSITY teams haha</p>

<p>Notice how in the rankings UCB posted above (<a href="http://www.ncaa.com/rankings/rowing/d1%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.ncaa.com/rankings/rowing/d1&lt;/a&gt;) that Virginia is #3 and Clemson is #13 hahaha. Virginia is always a top rowing team every year!</p>

<p>@pierre0913: Oh, wow, that's embarrassing. Forgive my ignorance.</p>

<p>With greatest respect, I thought that Men's Rowing is a club sport and not an NCAA sport. If I'm reading the ncaa links above correctly, they are for Women's Rowing.</p>

<p>^^^It seems you are correct weetbixmum.</p>

<p>oops I did not read that the person was a male haha, ok never mind about my posts then</p>

<p>For reasons known only to the NCAA it does not have a championship in men's crew--or men's football. I would not call varsity crew or football club sports. They just have their own championships outside the NCAA.
I believe it is done with crew to help colleges with their Title 9 issues. Otherwise it makes no sense. Also allows crew to have some different rules on athletes, etc.</p>

<p>"I would not call varsity crew or football club sports."</p>

<p>Football at the collegiate level is not a club sport for men. It appears that rowing is however.</p>

<p>Apparently not</p>

<p>RutgersCrew.com</a> - 7/14/06 Men's varsity Heavy & Ltw Crew Eliminated</p>

<p>Well there you have it. You can be on a varsity rowing team in college for men. It just is not listed as an NCAA sport.</p>