We want you! Texas Rowing orientation meeting set for Sept. 7! Join the nationally-ranked Longhorns program!
What: 2005-06 Texas Women's Rowing Orientation Meeting for Walk-On Athletes
What We are All About: UT Rowing is looking for a new novice (beginners) class of 65 women. Most of these people will have never rowed before - but - the coaches and staff will teach you how to row, improve your fitness, and prepare you to race against the best college teams in the USA !!!
We also need smaller people to serve as coxswains, the drivers of the boat. There is NO COST to the athlete-- all equipment, travel, and training and uniform gear are provided by UT Athletics and Nike. You have the incredible opportunity to compete at numerous regattas across the country, representing UT as a varsity athlete.
How Do You Join?: Please attend the informational meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 7 in Bellmont Hall (take a right off the elevators and go to the big classroom - Room 328). Or, you can contact UT rowing assistant coach Caroline King at email@example.com or 232-2490.
Basic Form Requirements: Before trying out, you must complete NCAA student-athlete forms available from Coach King or from UT Athletics Compliance Office in Bellmont Hall, Room 220. To complete the Medical History form, bring a photocopy of the front and back of your health insurance card.
There is a great opportunity for full-time UT female students to explore being a part of a University of Texas intercollegiate team!
The Texas women's rowing staff, headlined by three-time U.S. Olympian and current head coach Carie Graves, is eager to develop interested full-time students into rowers.
There are two levels of UT rowers - varsity and novice - and the varsity squad has been nationally ranked in the nation's Top 20 the last four years and has sent its varsity eight boat to the NCAA National Championships twice in the last three years, with UT placing 12th (2003) and 15th (2004) in its first-ever NCAA championship showings.
Many of the rowers on those two NCAA-championship teams started out as NOVICE rowers for UT.
The Longhorns team is divided into a Varsity squad and a Novice squad. The Varsity squad is made up of recruited high school rowers and experienced walk-on rowers. The Novice squad is comprised of walk-ons, the vast majority of whom have never rowed before. Many people who try out for the Novice squad were high school athletes from volleyball, basketball, track, swimming, etc. For some of our Texas rowing walk-ons, however, rowing is the first organized sport they have tried.
UT Rowing is a fully funded varsity sport. All expenses associated with competing for the team (travel, uniforms, etc.) are covered for the student-athlete. Rowers receive athletics benefits and also are eligible for performance-based athletics financial aid once they prove themselves during their novice year.
On the novice team, we teach you everything you need to know about the sport of rowing. A dedicated strength and conditioning coach from the UT Athletics staff also helps you get into the best shape of your life. Our goal is to have a great time while working hard towards winning at the national level.
You will have the honor of representing UT as a varsity athlete. You travel across the country to race against schools from all around the nation; we race in tremendous venues in places like San Diego, San Francisco, Atlanta and Boston.
It requires a strong commitment to be on the team, but the rewards are incredible!
Challenge yourself to try something new and totally different! These could be the teammates and the sport that you are looking for!
Come find out more on September 7th!