Rowing is one of the high school sports most likely to yield a college scholarship, particularly for female athletes.
As high school athletes start thinking about the recruiting process, they should gather the test results, scores, and information that will make them valuable recruits. They may want to create an athlete profile online or as a printable document to organize this information and make it easy to distribute.
US Rowing’s preferred recruiting platform is Captain U
Useful elements of an athlete profile include:
- basic physical data, such as height, weight
- school name, GPA, and graduation year
- 2K test results
- ACT/SAT scores
- coach contact information
It is important that athletes lead the conversation with coaches and avoid having a parent submit information and questions on their behalf.
As soon as athletes know they may want to pursue collegiate athletics, especially at a Division I or II school, it is important to work with guidance counselors to start filling out the paperwork to become a recruited athlete. The NCAA has strict rules on contact periods and official visits for student athletes.