Become A Texas Rower

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After witnessing Longhorn Rowing’s big wins in Big 12 on April 8, interested in knowing how to become one of these amazing rowers? Here comes the information!

Need to have prior rowing experience?

No worries! No prior experience necessary. The rowing team will teach you everything you need to know! However, it would be better to know how to swim or at least be comfortable in water. The key requirement here is a good attitude and a good work ethic!

What type of students Longhorn Rowing is looking for?

They welcome full-time female students from all different backgrounds. Apart from having good attitude to learn and being hard-working, successful team members usually:

  • Are tall (5’7″ or taller)
  • Have an athletic background
  • Are highly competitive and love to win
  • Want to be a Varsity Division I athlete at Texas
  • Are a great team player
  • Can commit to long term goals

Worry about school work?

The rowers at UT have a higher GPA than the student body, with some completing perfect 4.0 while training. So, it is possible to be a great student and a great athlete. It is not easy but 100% doable. For the fall semester, UT Rowing have practice times available in the afternoon to accommodate student’s class schedule. For the spring semester, the team members receive priority class scheduling and will be able to choose their class with consideration to practice times.

Why should you try-out for rowing?

  • Learn something new.
  • Get into the best shape of your life.
  • Have the opportunity to compete at the Big XII and NCAA championships.
  • Form close bonds with teammates who will act as your family and support network through your time at Texas.
  • Become eligible for scholarship your second year on the team.
  • Be around other driven athletes.

For more info on such as try-out preparation and practice times, please visit:






Author: sportswille

Reformed ad agency guy. Sac Kings, PGA Tour, Pebble Beach, Aspen yielded fascination with sports business. Now teach at my alma mater, University of Texas Austin: Integrated Marketing, Social Media, Business and Law and Sports Audiences. 40 year streak of single digit handicap under severe pressure.

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