Navigating the US College System
Information to assist student athletes make informed decisions about their athletic and academic future.
US College Recruitment Guide available below
Rowing Australia recognises there is more than one pathway for athletes to progress through their rowing journey – one of these is the Australian pathway system, with the US student experience presenting another attractive option that you may wish to consider. Understandably, the opportunities presented by an offer of a scholarship at a US university/college can be exciting for athletes and parents.
Rowing and studying in a US College program offers a unique experience, combining a competitive rowing schedule with a tertiary education in your chosen field of study. It is one of 37 amateur sports offered within the US College system – it can be a complex and daunting environment to navigate. The following information aims to assist in your understanding of the US Collegiate system in order for you to make informed decisions about your potential athletic and academic future.
US RECRUITING GUIDE
The Rowing Australia US Recruiting Guide provides information on the system and looks to answer any questions you may have about the process of attending College in the US. Please click on the image below to access the guide.
Recognising the significant size of the full document, the following summary Fact Sheets are provided for ease of reference:
Additionally, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) provides the following information:
International Academic Requirements
Country Specific Information
Choosing a College
International Student Athletes
International Documentation Requirements
The role of Rowing Australia’s Pathways Transition Manager, John Bowes, primarily focuses on better understanding the local and US environments in order to develop and maintain better connections with student athletes based in the US. John has established relationships with Head Coaches and Recruiters in numerous College Rowing Programs, providing him with a broad knowledge of the principles and expectations of each program, how they’re run and the academic standards of each College. John’s information and advice will be invaluable for athletes and parents seeking information when considering a US College experience and we recommend you contact John as your first point of call for accurate advice and information.
Rowing Australia – Pathways Transition Manager
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +61 439 958 367
Additionally, the following Pathway network contacts can provide guidance and information:
|Deputy Performance Director||Jaime Fernandez||[email protected]||0427 271 297|
|Head Coach – ACT||David Fraumano||[email protected]||0412 652 986|
|Rowing Manager – NSWIS||Lizzi Chapman||[email protected]||0402 115 920|
|Head Coach – QAS||Ben Southwell||[email protected]||0400 143 671|
|High Performance Manager – QLD||Andrew Service||[email protected]||0414 545 469|
|Head Coach – SASI||Jason Lane||[email protected]||0458 769 631|
|Talent Pathway Coordinator – SA||Christine MacLaren||[email protected]||0413 042 176|
|Head Coach – TIS||Brett Crow||[email protected]||0428 138 551|
|Development & Pathway Officer – TAS||Grant Pryor||[email protected]||0419 401 248|
|Head Coach – VIS||Noel Donaldson||[email protected]||0417 115 364|
|Pathway Coordinator – VIC||Cerise Newlyn||[email protected]||0430 181 572|
|Head Coach – WAIS||Rhett Ayliffe||[email protected]||0488 090 622|
|Rowing Coach – WAIS||Jamie Hewlett||[email protected]||0432 854 716|