FREE Resources for High School Coxswains

FREE Resources for High School Coxswains

PickyKidPix is a coxswain at CRI and is highly motivated to improve so that she can cox in college. I was a coxswain at Radcliffe, back in the day when they had a Freshman program, and the minimum weight for women’s coxs was 100 pounds. Now it’s 110 pounds.

FREE Resources for High School Coxswains

Things have changed in college women’s rowing since I was in college thirty years ago. With Title 9 as boon, women’s college rowing has grown tremendously, and with it, an industry for rowers and coxswains to help them get recruited.

This is my working list as I learn more about resources for coxswains, rowers, and the college recruiting process (which is so different from soccer). Still, the NCAA rules are the same and I have a post on that: How to Get an Athletic Scholarship, though only 2% of athletes get a full ride scholarship (Full Ride Scholarships are Rare).

 

Free Great Advice for Coxswains

1. Coxswain Nation: advice from Yaz, DVDs for purchase, and downloadable PDFs and links. Lots of great resources, many of it free.

Yasmin “Yaz” Farooq has been involved in coxing and coaching for over 30 years. As the coxswain for the United States National Team from 1989 to 1996, she competed in the 1992 & 1996 Olympic Games. She was captain of the Olympic Women’s Rowing Team at the Atlanta Olympics. She was the head coach at Stanford University from 2006-2016 and won a National Championship in 2009, along with five podium finishes. She was also the on-air rowing analyst for NBC’s telecasts of the Olympic Games from 2000-2012. Yaz was inducted into the National Rowing Foundation Hall of Fame in 2014.

2. Ready All Row: coxswain recordings, feedback on your recordings. Kayleigh D. shares free advice and resources. She’s MIT Heavyweight Men’s Volunteer Assistant Coxswain Coach.

Do you have a question about rowing or coxing? Are you a coxswain looking for someone to listen to, critique, and/or give you feedback on your recordings? If so, send me an email at rowingandcoxing@gmail.com.

FREE Resources for High School Coxswains

Coxswain Camps

1. The 9th Seat: coxswain specific summer camps with Olympic coxswain, Mary Whipple. 5 Days in Seattle at the University of Washington’s Conibear Shellhouse. Campers will be staying on the University of Washington’s Campus in either Haggett Hall or McCarty Hall. The Coxswain Leadership camp costs $1950. The Rowing Camp at the University of Washington costs $1250. The Coxswain leadership camp is limited to only 20 coxswains to ensure a 5 to 1 coach to student ratio for quality coxswain instruction.  Each camper will have the opportunity to work directly with Mary Whipple within the group setting when we listen and constructively critique camper’s audio examples.

2. Development Camps/U.S. Rowing Junior National Team: Identification Camp.

Can coxswains attend Identification Camps?

Yes, coxswains can also attend ID camps. Coxswains should bring recordings of themselves during both practice and a race so that coaches can get an idea of their skill level and style. Depending on the location, weather, and number of athletes at the camp, there may be an opportunity to cox on the water.  Please note that the International weight for female coxswains is 110.2 and male coxswains is 121.5.  We need coxswains that can live and train comfortably at weight.

After you have attended an ID Camp, national team coaches will contact you directly if you have earned an invitation to a selection or development camp. Invites are typically sent out via e-mail in early April, around 30 days after the last Identification Camp has been held. Athletes will only be contacted if they have been invited.

Women’s Camps:
  • Selection (Jr Worlds Team):
    • 4 to 6 coxswains 
    • ’98’s are eligible for this camp only
  • High Performance Team: 
    • 4 coxswains 1999 or younger
  • Development:
    • 5 coxswains
    • ’00’s or younger

3. Row 2K Rowing Camps: A directory of rowing and coxswain camps.

4. Stanford Overnight Rowing/Cox Camp: Eligibility: Co-ed ages 14-18 with at least one full year of rowing experience. 4 Full Days, $1095.

5. Cox Only Camp: Sparks Consulting. My daughter’s friend went to the camp in Connecticut but doesn’t recommend it. They do an hour of public shaming feedback to rowers and coxswains that is probably meant to toughen them up, Marine style, but it didn’t sit well with her.

FREE Resources for High School Coxswains

College Counseling for Rowers and Coxswains

Rower’s Edge: Rowing specific college coaching. Does not include academic piece. Has a la carte offerings: $850 for 2 hour overview of colleges and rowing programs, $2200ish for college counseling specific to getting recruited for rowing through July of Junior Jear. I think the last piece is $2400 or so and that focuses on college Official Visits and sealing the deal for July+ Junior year through end of Senior year of high school. Their qualifications are that they are parents of rowers/coxswains at CRI and have rowing specific knowledge of recruiting process. One is an ex-CPA; the other an ex-attorney.

FREE Resources for High School Coxswains

Top Division 1, 2, and 3 Colleges for Rowing

1. College Rowing database at Sparks website. There are search filters as well. These are academically selective colleges with rowing programs.

Division 1 Rowing Programs at Academically Selective Colleges

Boston University, Boston, MA, Division 1 (29% acceptance rate)
Brown University, Providence, RI, Division 1 (9% acceptance rate)
Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA, Division 1 (24.8% acceptance rate)
Colgate University, Hamilton, NY, Division 1 (28.7% acceptance rate)
College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA, Division 1 (37% acceptance rate)
Columbia University, New York, NY, Division 1 (6% acceptance rate)
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, Division 1 (14% acceptance rate)
Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, Division 1 (5.2% acceptance rate)
Duke University, Durham, NC, Division 1 (10.4% acceptance rate)
Georgetown University, Washington, DC, Division 1 (16.4% acceptance rate)
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, Division 1 (5.2% acceptance rate)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, Division 1 (7.9% acceptance rate)
Northeastern University, Boston, MA, Division 1 (28% acceptance rate)
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, Division 1 (6.5% acceptance rate)
Stanford University, Stanford, CA, Division 1 (4.7% acceptance rate)
U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD, Division 1 (7.9% acceptance rate)
University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, Division 1 (17.5% acceptance rate)
University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, Division 1 (18% acceptance rate)
University of Miami (Florida), Coral Gables, FL, Division 1 (37.8% acceptance rate)
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, Division 1 (28.6% acceptance rate)
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, Division 1 (30% acceptance rate)
University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN, Division 1 (18.3% acceptance rate)
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, Division 1 (9.4% acceptance rate)
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, Division 1 (16.5% acceptance rate)
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, Division 1 (29% acceptance rate)
University of Washington, Seattle, WA, Division 1 (53% acceptance rate)
Yale University, New Haven, CT, Division 1 (6.3% acceptance rate)

 

Division 2 Rowing Programs at Academically Selective Colleges

University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, Division 2 (35.9% acceptance rate)

 

Division 3 Rowing Programs at Academically Selective Colleges

Bates College, Lewiston, ME, Division 3 (21.8% acceptance rate)

Colby College, Waterville, ME, Division 3 (17.5% acceptance rate)

Connecticut College, New London, CT, Division 3 (40% acceptance rate)

Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA, Division 3 (32% acceptance rate)

Hamilton College, Clinton, NY, Division 3 (25% acceptance rate)

Smith College, Northhampton, MA, Division 3 (36% acceptance rate)

Trinity College (Connecticut)Hartford, CT, Division 3 (33% acceptance rate)

Tufts UniversityMedford, MA, Division 3 (14% acceptance rate)

Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA, Division 3 (28% acceptance rate)

Wesleyan University (Connecticut), Middletown, CT, Division 3 (17.7% acceptance rate)

Williams College, Williamstown, MA, Division 3 (16.8% acceptance rate)

Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY, Division 3 (25.6% acceptance rate)

Union College (New York), Schenectady, NY, Division 3 (36% acceptance rate)

U.S. Coast Guard Academy, New London, CT, Division 3 (16% acceptance rate)

Club Rowing Programs at Academically Selective Colleges

Amherst College, Amherst, MA, club sport (14% acceptance rate)

Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME, club sport (14.3% acceptance rate)

Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, club sport (25% acceptance rate)

Haverford College, Haverford, PA, club sport (21% acceptance rate)

Lafayette College, Easton, PA, club sport (28.2% acceptance rate)

Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT, club sport (16% acceptance rate)

University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA, club sport (40.7% acceptance rate)

Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, club sport (16.2% acceptance rate)

 

2. NCAA Division 1 College Women’s Rowing Ranking

RANK/REGION TEAMS I EIGHTS II EIGHTS FOURS
1 (Formerly New England
1 Princeton Princeton Brown Yale
2 Brown Brown Princeton Princeton
3 Yale Yale Yale Brown
4 Harvard Penn Harvard Harvard
5 Penn Harvard Penn Dartmouth
6 Dartmouth Columbia Dartmouth Penn
2 (Formerly Mid-Atlantic)
1 Northeastern Northeastern Northeastern Northeastern
2 Navy Boston U Bucknell Navy
3 Boston Navy Navy Bucknell
4 Bucknell Drexel Boston U Drexel
5 Drexel MIT Drexel Boston U
6 MIT Bucknell Eastern Michigan Delaware
3 (Formerly South)
1 Virginia Virginia Virginia Virginia
2 Texas Texas Texas Texas
3 Duke Duke Duke Duke
4 Syracuse Syracuse Notre Dame Syracuse
5 Notre Dame Notre Dame Syracuse Notre Dame
6 Louisville Louisville Louisville Louisville
4 (Formerly Central)
1 Ohio State Ohio State Ohio State Ohio State
2 Wisconsin Michigan Wisconsin Wisconsin
3 Michigan Wisconsin Indiana Michigan
4 Indiana Indiana Michigan Indiana
5 Iowa Iowa Iowa Minnesota
6 Minnesota Central Florida Minnesota Iowa
5 (Formerly West)
1 California California California California
2 Stanford Stanford Washington Washington
3 Washington Southern California Stanford Stanford
4 Southern California Washington Washington State Southern California
5 Washington State Washington State San Diego San Diego
6 San Diego Gonzaga Gonzaga Washington State

NCAA Division 1 College Women’s Rowing Championship History

YEAR CHAMPION POINTS RUNNER-UP POINTS HOST OR SITE
2016 California 129 Ohio State 126 Gold River, Calif.
2015 Ohio State 126 California 114 Gold River, Calif.
2014 Ohio State 126 California 118 Indianapolis
2013 Ohio State 126 California 124 Indianapolis
2012 Virginia 87 Michigan 82 West Windsor, N.J.
2011 Brown 85 Stanford 85 Gold River, Calif.
2010 Virginia 87 California 82 Lake Natoma, Calif.
2009 Stanford 88 California 85 Cherry Hill, N.J.
2008 Brown 67 Washington 59 Sacramento, Calif.
2007 Brown 58 Virginia 54 Knoxville, Tenn.
2006 California 66 Brown 66 West Windsor, N.J.
2005 California 67 Virginia 63 Sacramento, Calif.
2004 Brown 70 Yale 58 Sacramento, Calif.
2003 Harvard 59 Brown 57 Indianapolis, Ind.
2002 Brown 67 Washington 63 Indianapolis, Ind.
2001 Washington 58 Michigan 53 Gainesville, Ga.
2000 Brown 59 Washington 55 Cherry Hill, N.J.
1999 Brown 56 Virginia 56 Sacramento, Calif.
1998 Washington 91 Brown 85 Gainesville, Ga.
1997 Washington 201 Princeton 184 Sacramento, Calif.

 

NCAA Division 2 College Women’s Rowing Ranking

FOUR I EIGHT TEAM
EAST
1. Mercyhurst 1. Mercyhurst 1. Mercyhurst
2. Philadelphia U. 2. Philadelphia U. 2. Philadelphia U.
3. Charleston (West Virginia) 3. Charleston (West Virginia) 3. Charleston (West Virginia)
4. Merrimack
5. Franklin Pierce
6. Assumption
SOUTH
1. Barry 1. Barry 1. Barry
2. Nova Southeastern 2. Central Oklahoma 2. Central Oklahoma
3. Florida Tech 3. Nova Southeastern 3. Nova Southeastern
4. Central Oklahoma 4. Florida Tech 4. Florida Tech
5. Rollins 5. Tampa 5. Tampa
6. Tampa 6. Rollins 6. Rollins
WEST
1. Western Washington 1. Western Washington 1. Western Washington
2. UC San Diego 2. Humboldt State 2. Humboldt State
3. Humboldt State 3. UC San Diego 3. UC San Diego
4. Seattle Pacific

NCAA Division 2 College Women’s Rowing Championship History

YEAR CHAMPION POINTS RUNNER-UP POINTS HOST OR SITE
2016 Barry 20 Central Oklahoma 15 Gold River, Calif.
2015 Barry 20 Mercyhurst 15 Gold River, Calif.
2014 Humboldt State 16 Nova Southeastern 15 Indianapolis
2013 Nova Southeastern 20 Barry 15 Indianapolis
2012 Humboldt State 20 Western Washington 13 West Windsor, N.J.
2011 Western Washington 20 Mercyhurst 13 Gold River, Calif.
2010 Western Washington 20 Seattle Pacific 11 Lake Natoma, Calif.
2009 Western Washington 18 Mercyhurst 13 Cherry Hill, N.J.
2008 Western Washington 20 UC San Diego 15 Lake Natoma, Calif.
2007 Western Washington 20 UC San Diego 11 Knoxville, Tenn.
2006 Western Washington 20 Barry 15 West Windsor, N.J.
2005 Western Washington 20 Mercyhurst 12 Sacramento
2004 Mercyhurst 18 Humboldt State 17 Sacramento
2003 UC Davis 20 Western Washington 15 Indianapolis
2002 UC Davis 50 Western Washington 45 Indianapolis

NCAA Division 3 College Women’s Rowing Ranking

RANK/REGION TEAM
Mid-Atlantic
I Eight
1. Washington College 1. Washington College
2. Franklin & Marshall 2. Franklin & Marshall
3. Marietta 3. Bryn Mawr
New England
I Eight
1. Bates 1. Bates
2. Wesleyan (Connecticut) 2. Wesleyan (Connecticut)
3. Williams 3. Wellesley
4. Williams
5. Trinity (Connecticut)
New York
I Eight
1. Ithaca 1. Ithaca
2. RIT 2. RIT
3. Rochester (New York) 3. Rochester (New York)
4. William Smith
Pacific
I Eight
1. Pacific Lutheran 1. Pacific Lutheran
2. Lewis & Clark 2. Lewis & Clark
3. Puget Sound 3. Puget Sound

NCAA Division 3 College Women’s Rowing Championship Ranking

YEAR CHAMPION COACH POINTS RUNNER-UP POINTS HOST OR SITE
2016 Wellesley Tessa Spillane 40 Bates 36 Gold River, Calif.
2015 Bates Peter Steenstra 39 Trinity (Conn.) 38 Gold River, Calif.
2014 Trinity (Conn.) Wesley Ng 40 Williams 33 Indianapolis
2013 Williams Kate Maloney 42 Bates 35 Indianapolis
2012 Williams Kate Maloney 42 Bates 37 West Windsor, N.J.
2011 Williams Brad Hemmerly 19 Bates 16 Gold River, Calif.
2010 Williams Justin Moore 26 Bates 19 Gold River, Calif.
2009 Williams Justin Moore 24 Bates 19 Cherry Hill, N.J.
2008 Williams Justin Moore 25 Trinity (Conn.) 21 Gold River, Calif.
2007 Williams Justin Moore 18 Trinity (Conn.) 16 Oak Ridge, Tenn.
2006 Williams Justin Moore 21 Ithaca 15 West Windsor, N.J.
2005 *Ithaca Becky Robinson 10 Smith 10 Gold River, Calif.
2004 Ithaca Becky Robinson 7 Smith 10 Gold River, Calif.
2003 Colby Stew Stokes 10 Puget Sound 12 Indianapolis
2002 Williams Justin Moore 9 Colby 11 Indianapolis

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FREE Resources for High School Coxswains


By Mia Wenjen, PragmaticMom

6 Comments

  1. I think it is great she’s interested in being a coxswain. I’m impressed that you rowed in college! What a great sport! Very thorough post packed with important information for those who may be interested in
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  2. I how she does get to cox in college!
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