Sept. 19, 2001
UCLA's latest addition to the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, Women's Rowing, will begin practice at the start of the school year in preparation for its spring season. Recently converted from a club sport, the team now finds itself in search for student-athletes. Currently, the women's rowing team now consists of 25 returnees, but the recruitment of athletes this year will be comprised of current female students.
"I believe that there's a lot of hidden talent within the female UCLA community. I know there are many students here that have played in high school sports and have excelled in them, but they were just out of reach from participating in a Division I school," comments Head Coach Amy Fuller.
The UCLA women's rowing team encourages all female students to try out.
"I didn't discover rowing until my sophomore year in college," states three-time Olympian Coach Fuller. "There are a limited number of high schools that offer women's rowing, so much of the recruitment must be from within the university."
UCLA women's rowing student-athletes will share the same benefits as the other student-athletes such as priority enrollment and tutoring. Two scholarships will also be added next year. For more information, stop by the J.D. Morgan Center and speak with Coach Fuller or one of the assistant coaches, Guillermo Lemus and Jaime Goodrich. Also, watch for the coaches or current rowers on Bruin walk as they will be actively recruiting.
The Women's Crew Recruiting Reception will be held at the Press Room in the Hall of Fame at 7:30 P.M. on Oct. 3.