Rowing recruiting timelines can be confusing. They vary according to the school and the specific needs and preferences of coaches.
Try our 10-minute Recruiting Timeline Wizard to orient yourself to the rowing recruiting process.
Your personality and learning style can guide you toward the ideal academic match and rowing program.
Our database tool is fast and fun. It helps you narrow down school choices best-suited to your unique characteristics.
Jump start your college career with increased direction and focus. Sparks clients enjoy:
- North of 90% first choice admit rates on average
- Learning best practices for communicating with college coaches
- Saving time and money by channeling resources into the best academic and athletic fit
- Partnering with experienced advisors to eliminate stress and uncertainty at every milestone
But don’t take our word for it. Here’s what some of our clients have to say about working with Sparks:
Meet Brad H.
“The recruiting process was a high-pressure scenario, but the team at Sparks’ helped me feel well-informed and in control. From recruiting timelines and sports resumes to understanding team cultures and interacting with college coaches, my counselor streamlined every step of the process. By my senior year, I was able to take more risks with my applications and weigh all of my options with a sound mind.“
Meet Gavin S.
“There is such an advantage to working with a firm like Sparks. They have a wealth of knowledge and expertise with the recruiting world as a whole, and all of the counselors are committed to understanding your long term goals. Everyone I spoke to was dedicated to helping me find a school where I would develop as an athlete, scholar and person. I didn’t have to sacrifice any of my priorities, and that’s incredibly valuable.”
Meet Angela M.
“By the time I contacted Sparks I was so overwhelmed by the recruiting process that I started questioning my desire to compete in college. The counselors alleviated my anxiety immediately, and because they specialize in academic admissions as well as athletics, I learned how to define my long-term goals and make choices with the big picture in mind. Now I’m a proud graduate of the University of Tulsa, and will always be grateful to Sparks for helping me find the best overall experience.”
Meet Trofym A.
“Even as a top prospect in Canada, the recruiting system in the US was overwhelming. I considered the best programs in the country but felt like something was missing. As a second semester senior, I realized that the fastest team is not always the best choice. In May of my senior year, Sparks helped me identify schools where I would excel both athletically and academically. I went on to complete both an undergraduate and master’s degree, win a World Championship, and experience three Olympic Games.”
Meet Ariana R.
“When my mother first told me she hired this firm to help me, I told her she was wasting her money. I was already communicating with college coaches and felt like I had everything under control. I was so wrong! Sparks widened my perspective on the college selection process. My counselor challenged me to consider serious issues I never would have thought about on my own. They helped me uncover needs I didn’t realize I had, and they empowered me to take a step back and critically analyze every option from a big picture point of view.”
Leigh holds a B.A. in International Relations from Brown University and an M.Ed. from Stanford University. She is a former NCAA Division I and US National Team athlete who has coached at Harvard-Radcliffe and at the high school level. Together, these coaching experiences help her better prepare her clients to make the jump from high school sports to college athletics. She has been a college counselor with Sparks since 2016.