There exists at the University of Louisville the unique opportunity to be a Division I athlete on a nationally ranked team, and no prior rowing experience is necessary.
Louisville Rowing ended 2007 with our highest national ranking of 17th in the nation, and we are building on this success in our 2008 campaign. While some of the athletes on the team who achieved this distinction were recruited and rowed in high school, more than half of our varsity roster is comprised of women who had never picked up an oar prior to coming to the UofL. These walk-ons began their careers on the novice team, learning how to row, and competing against novice teams from other schools around the country.
Rowing is the ultimate team sport that attracts enthusiastic, motivated and fit people who enjoy being outdoors and are looking to meet a great group of people and get involved with something new during their university experience. Most successful candidates were athletes in high school coming from a diversity of sports like basketball, swimming, volleyball, cross country, soccer, track, equestrian, and lacrosse. However, for some this is their first experience with organized sports.
You will be taught everything you need to know, just come with an open mind and be willing to work hard! The commitment is large, but the opportunity to represent the University of Louisville on the national stage, vie for the honor of being a Big East Champion, and the chance to be surrounded by an exceptional group of teammates is incomparable.
Cardinal rowing is a fully funded varsity sport, which covers all costs associated with practice and competition (practice gear, uniforms, travel expenses), access to our outstanding sports performance and conditioning staff, as well as personalized academic support. Following your novice year, opportunities exist for outstanding novice rowers to become eligible for performance based athletics financial aid.
For more information about the sport and the team, click on the links below.
If you are interesting in trying out for Fall 2008, fill out our online recruiting form
, and contact Novice Coach Andrea Buch
Most rowers are...
Why I row... The walk-on experience
Frequently Asked Questions
Tryout information- what you need to do before you show up
Beth ~nbsp>Daunhauer & Amelia ~nbsp>Buhts: Former walk-ons who went on to earn All-America honors.