Starting Crew Junior Year

<p>Hello everybody. I am currently a sophomore at a small private school where there is no crew team. Despite this and the fact that I have never rowed before, I have become very interested in pursuing this sport and will be doing a fairly intensive (4 days a week) rowing program outside of school this spring, as it is the only real way I can get experience and start to actually do it. However, next year I will be moving to a big public school where there is a team. If I were to work hard and become very good at it before I join the team next year, how do you think it would impact me in terms of college admissions? </p>

<p>I know that Junior year (when I would first officially be on a team) is typically the most important year for a sport, especially for a spring sport such as crew. Do you think that there is anyway I could be taken seriously by colleges, or would I simply be starting too late?</p>

<p>BTW, I am by no means doing this simply to help with college. I am genuinely interested in it and am just curious how much it might be able to help me and whether I would be able to do it in college as well.</p>

<p>it depends where you are with the ERG scores this spring/summer. Most of college recruitment is based on the 2k numbers. Ive seen people who never sat in a boat send in their erg scores to college coaches and asked to visit. But I would suggest that you post your question in the Athletic section under Specialty Admissions. They have real veterans of most sports there and will be able to give great advice.</p>

<p>Thanks, I'll do that</p>