Row for Us

Eligibility and Athletic Requirements 
Texas Crew is open to all academically-eligible, full time undergraduate students at the University of Texas. First-year graduate students may be able to compete under the American Collegiate Rowing Association rules. If you are not enrolled at UT, you are not eligible to compete. The best time to join the team is early in the fall semester of your freshman year, however academically-eligible sophomores and upperclassmen may also join in the fall.

Prior Rowing Experience Not Required 
Prior experience is not necessary to try out. While an athletic background is helpful, almost all of the current team members did not row before college. We’ve recruited from several backgrounds including swimming, baseball, track, cross country, volleyball, soccer, tennis, hockey - even the Navy and Marine Corps. A few of our rowers were not involved in athletics before college. While these students joined “out-of-shape”, they brought the attitude necessary to train alongside competitive athletes. 

While it is advantageous to be tall in rowing, competitive athletes come in all shapes and sizes. We certainly recruit for taller athletes, but a desire to compete is required to row for Texas Crew. Smaller athletes are encouraged to try out.

We hold Information Sessions for new students and prospective recruits at the beginning of each semester on campus and a Boathouse Orientation the following Saturday. Anyone interested in trying out should attend one information session and the orientation.


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