Rowing Call-Out an Overwhelming Success

The fall rowing season opens on Saturday, Sept. 27 with the Lemonhead Regatta.

Sept. 9, 2008

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - More than 100 women turned out for the Indiana Women's Rowing call-out meetings held on Tuesday, Sept. 2, and Wednesday, Sept. 3. The meetings, conducted to inform potential walk-on athletes about opportunities with the women's novice team, were a great success.

"The level of desire and intensity within the meetings was one of the best I have ever seen," Adam said. "I am very excited about the number of women on the IU campus who are interested in developing themselves through the sport of rowing."

The women in attendance were invited to take part in the learn-to-row camp, which began Thursday, Sept. 4. The camp is designed to teach participants the basics of rowing and set them up for the opportunity to join Indiana Women's Rowing upon the camp's completion.

Reflecting on the first few days of camp, Adam is excited about the enthusiasm and dedication he has seen thus far.

"This novice group is one of the most talented I have ever seen," said Adam. "Practice quality has been good and we are moving forward at a much quicker pace than I had anticipated. Again, the intensity and desire of the women of Indiana University is very impressive."

Although the camp is already underway, Adam stressed that those interested in being part of the team shouldn't hesitate to contact him and come find out what Indiana Rowing is all about.

"It is never too late to learn to row," said Adam. "You might have missed a call-out meeting, and you might have missed the first week of practice, but don't give up hope. We still want anyone who has desire to come and row for IU."

Rowing is unique in terms of intercollegiate sports in that it relies heavily upon a large number of walk-on athletes. As in most Division I rowing programs across the country, many members of the team have never rowed prior to enrolling at IU. While previous rowing experience is not necessary, Adam explained that the team is looking for "individuals with a willingness to learn, a desire to have fun and the determination to push the limits of their personal, athletic potential."



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