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Who wants a full-ride? A few tips on what college coaches look for during recruiting
by Marissa Kastanek
posted August 6, 2013 at 1:04pm

A few tips on what college coaches look for during recruiting and how to improve your chances of getting a full-ride scholarship....more

Haven or Hell: Women's sports - a good place to be gay?
by Felicity (Fawkes) Hawksley
posted October 27, 2012 at 4:31pm

It passed under the radar months ago and only hit the headlines with Laura Robson’s cute, understated rainbow hair-tie protest at the Australian Open. Margaret Court, Australian tennis legend, turned wacko chose to speak her mind. Though these mo...more

How Early Exposure to so Many Sports Opened My Door to Rowing
by Pretty Tough
posted October 18, 2012 at 7:40am

By Julia Darnton, Assistant Director of Operations, Game On! Sports Camps 4 Girls   Up until age 5, I thought everyone’s parents were competitive cross-country skiers. In my family, I was used to my parents hiring a sitter for me and my two y...more

How Early Exposure to the Wide World of Sports Opened the Door to my Rowing Career
by Game On! Sports Camp 4 Girls
posted October 10, 2012 at 9:26am

By Julia Darnton, Assistant Director of Operations, Game On! Sports Camps 4 Girls   It wasn’t until I was 5-years-old that I realized that not everyone’s parents were competitive cross-country skiers. In my family, it was normal for my ...more

That Which Was Lost
by Felicity (Fawkes) Hawksley
posted September 25, 2012 at 9:22am

Somewhere in Oxford, Great Britain, 2009, 5.25am. Two Varsity rowers sleep, the winter morning silent around them, the spires of their Oxford scraping the frosted sky. Three more months to the Boat Race.  192 sessions gone; 144 to go, until they l...more

Olympic adventures: Event Days 2, 3 and 4
by LHiggs
posted August 7, 2012 at 5:54am

I finally have some downtime after a whirlwind of Olympic events. No one could accuse us of wasting our time here! Over the last few days we have seen rowing, the women's triathlon, the bronze medal men's singles and doubles badminton (which I finally kno...more

Rower Jenn Gibbons doesn't let attack deter her from her mission
by Caitlin Constantine
posted July 26, 2012 at 12:28pm

Jenn Gibbons was on her way to becoming the first person to row the entire 1,500-mile perimeter of Lake Michigan, a feat she was undertaking with the goal of helping raise awareness of the role exercise plays in the fight against breast cancer. She was...more

BBC Sports Personality list
by Inspiring Sports Women
posted December 1, 2011 at 1:38pm

The BBC has named its shortlist for Sports Personality of the Year. But oops, looks like they really meant Sportsman of the Year. The ten finalists, whittled down from a list which did include some women, were chosen by 27 sports editors from national and...more

U.S. Women’s Rowing 2012 calendar shows ‘Power and Grace’
by Pretty Tough
posted November 7, 2011 at 12:55am

Thousands of runners take to the streets of New York for the ING New York City Marathon in a spectacle like no other, one that celebrates the triumph of the human mind and spirit as much as it sends a message to all watching that health and fitness is a k...more

9 Easy Steps for Athletes to Break Barriers to Peak Performance
by Loren Fogelman
posted June 11, 2011 at 2:39pm

When I first started rowing my coach told me I was going to learn to love competing. I just chuckled....more

114 years ago - The Athletic Summer Girl of 1897
by LostCentury
posted May 31, 2011 at 1:21am

May 30, 1897 - The Sunday Herald: Syracuse, New York FAIR ONE'S FADS The Athletic Summer Girl of '97 NOT STYLISH TO BE FLABBY Must Excel in Golf, Fencing, Swimming and Rowing The summer girl of 1897 is to be distinctly an athlete. She may still clin...more

Princess Kate - The Athlete Under the Tiara
by MarQFPR
posted April 29, 2011 at 11:30pm

Princess Kate Rowing for a Cause in 2007 (All photos courtesy The London Daily Mail) With all the "Royal Wedding" talk going on Friday, some people have been critical about the perception of royalty and where women stand in it. Princess Kate is lookin...more

1896 article - Regular Exercise for Girls
by LostCentury
posted April 25, 2011 at 10:23am

  January 14, 1896 – Harper’s Young People Regularity in bodily training is the “golden rule” of all physicians and gymnasium teachers. “A little exercise every day, taken at a certain time,” is worth more than all the spasmodic exertio...more

Egyptian rower Heba Ahmed
by Inspiring Sports Women
posted February 11, 2011 at 11:31pm

Heba Ahmed picFrance24 reported this week that Egyptian women are "out in force" at the Tahrir Square this week. And as today could be the most significant day in modern Egyptian history, it seems a good moment to post again about another inspiring woman ...more

Photos: Women rowing team practicing in Zayandeh Rud, Isfahan
by Muslim Women in Sports
posted June 21, 2010 at 1:01pm

Following photos by Hossein Baharloo show the women rowing team practicing on the beautiful Zayandeh Rud river in the historic city of Isfahan in the shadows of the ancient Sio-seh-pol bridge. Zayandeh Rud (life giver river) is the largest river on t...more

We can row — and inspire
by Byline to Finish Line
posted February 25, 2010 at 10:06pm

The practice was as much mutual admiration society as it was productive. The college freshman from the University at Buffalo rowing program were in awe of the women, aged 30 to 60, all cancer survivors, who came to campus twice a week to learn how to row....more

Girl rows across ocean for charity
by Cool Adventure Girls!
posted January 18, 2010 at 6:33pm

Three months. Two oars. One ocean. That’s the goal of 22-year-old Katie Spotz as she aspires to become the youngest person ever to row across the Atlantic Ocean solo. In addition — and more importantly if you ask her – the 2,473 mile trek is not ju...more

Olympic Gold Medalist reflects on Head of the Charles ‘09
by Fair Game News
posted October 20, 2009 at 2:49pm

Kathy Keeler, who won an Olympic Gold Medal at the 1984 LA Olympics as part of a women’s eight boat and has been a member of four U.S. National Rowing teams, reflects on the 45th running of the Head of the Charles this past weekend. Some 8,000 rowers co...more

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