Friday, December 3, 2010

KU rowing signs four


Kansas University’s rowing program announced the signing of four student-athletes Thursday.

They are: Erin Brogan, a 6-foot-1 multiple-sport athlete from Haddonfield (N.J.) Memorial High; Angelica Flores, a member of the junior national team from Santiago, Nuevo León, Mexico; Andrea Joyce, a rower/basketball player from Tulsa (Okla.) Holland High; and Abbie Watson, a five-year veteran of the Atomic Rowing Club from Oak Ridge (Tenn.) High.


Kawatchi 11 years, 7 months ago

This is good news. Generally speaking, most schools with rowing teams are just offering full rides to any girl who seems remotely athletic, and the sport is treated as nothing more than a tool for Title IX compliance. It looks like we found a few young ladies who actually have rowing experience.

Jayhawk1116 11 years, 7 months ago

Thank you men's tennis and swimming teams. You guys don't need equality anyway.

FSUJHAWK 11 years, 7 months ago

Sounds like a good catch. Make us proud ladies.


lylemen4life 11 years, 7 months ago

Kawatchi- That is most certainly incorrect. At this point, full ride offers only go to girls with quite a bit of rowing experience (not only that but those who have pulled good numbers on the ergometer and/or placed well in national competions). Rowing is a sport that is allowed to split up scholarship money and girls who have no rowing experience are rarely given more than 10-20 scholarship based on potential.

Lonnie Ross Dillon 11 years, 7 months ago

Having just moved from one of the hot beds of high school rowing (northern Virginia - my son rowed), I'm continually surprised that I never see kids from that area on the roster. I always suspected that the coaches were more interested in giving local kids a shot (and I had no problem with that) but with this list of names they are obviously branching out. Note to coaches: A weekend visit to the Va state championships will reap a bunch of great rowers, all looking for schools.

Nathan Mattison 11 years, 7 months ago

Why don't we have a different woman's sport that is more representative of our state? I am sure these kids will be great additions to the university, but if you KU has a non-revenue sport that it has to keep for Title IX reasons, I don't understand why KU chooses a sport that no one in the state participate in, thus making sure no one from KS can access this financial assistance for their education?

Lonnie Ross Dillon 11 years, 6 months ago

Actually, when I looked some time ago most of them were from the area. That's why they weren't competitive (no experience).

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