WANT TO ROW? WALK-ON MEETINGS SET FOR AUG. 29 AND SEPT. 6
The Sacramento State women’s rowing team is looking for walk-ons. For students interested in learning more, the Hornet coaching staff will be holding informational meetings for prospective walk-ons at the Athletics Center on Wednesday, Aug. 29, and Thursday, Sept. 6. Both meetings will take place at 7 p.m., and prospects only need to attend one of the meetings.
No prior rowing experience is necessary, all rowing expenses during the season are covered by the athletics department and outstanding athletes will have the opportunity to earn scholarships. Student-athletes must be full-time, undergraduate students and meet NCAA eligibility requirements.
The Athletics Center is located on the J Street side of campus, and can be found on the campus map by clicking here (this meeting is not at the Well).
Since the Sacramento State rowing program joined intercollegiate status in 1995, the team has a storied tradition of walk-ons contributing and excelling.
Last year, walk-ons made a difference in the novice eight winning a bronze medal at the conference championship, as well as a silver at the 2011 conference event.
NOTABLES -- Approximately two-thirds of the team’s roster is composed of athletes who took their first strokes at Sacramento State…most of your first semester in rowing is spent learning the basic technique and establishing some base level of fitness…rowing has fall races, but the traditional race season is spring so the intensity and amount of training will increase as the team gets closer to its first 2000-meter race in March…the Hornets compete at the Sacramento State Aquatic Center, which is widely considered the premier rowing site in the country. In fact, the facility has hosted many regional and national events, including the 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2010 and 2011 NCAA Women’s Rowing Championships…since the program gained intercollegiate status, the team has accounted for six conference championships. That includes three Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association team titles in the last seven years.