What is Rowers Choice Academy? 

College recruiting is a confusing and intimidating process.

The sport continues to grow and while the number of scholarships remain the same.
The college recruiting process changes annually making it more important to stand out in a crowd.

Rowers Choice Academy helps athletes and their parents navigate through the confusing world of college recruiting. 

Attend a FREE Collegiate Recruiting 101 Webinar!

This webinar will provide some oversight and information on the Collegiate Recruiting process for athletes and their families. We will also provide some information on the options that we have available through Rowers Choice Academy.

Overview of Rowers Choice Academy

Through an interactive curriculum, Rowers Choice Academy seeks to educate athletes and parents on the collegiate recruiting process.

Athletes, instructors and college coaches work together to maneuver through the recruiting world by utilizing remote learning. 

Julia Rorer
Founder and Director of Rowers Choice Academy
[email protected]
(215) 704-4397


  1. Digital Profile and Virtual Resume
  2. Social Media Promotions
  3. Bi-weekly conference call with instructors
  4. Introductions up to 5 college coaches
  5. Remote learning platform


  1. Personalized resume can increase your visibility
  2. Be recognized by college coaches and your peers
  3. Focused attention on your needs and concerns
  4. Individual face time with college coaches
  5. Classes align with busy schedules

Key Topics and Discussion

  1. Self Promotion
  2. Initial contact
  3. College campus visits
  4. Scholarships
  5. Erg and fitness training


  • Weekly Classes [14 weeks]
  • Weekly topics / Themes
  • Classes via zoom, with option for two different times.
  • Can’t make a class? No worries, it will be recorded!

Some of the Schools Involved

The Details

Get recruited to row in college at the level that you best fit and best fits you. 

Secure scholarships come in all forms, athletic, academic, and outside, we will help to navigate this process and find the best options for you. 

Gain valuable life skills and a community while meeting athletes from all over the country. Learn skills through group classes that will help you throughout and after college. 

The Academy focuses on helping your be better positioned to be recruited, understand the system, and have everything you need in your toolbox to find the right College or University. 

  • Registration is open now.
  • Classes start Fall September 4, 2023 ; Spring January 22, 2024
  • Full Academy calendar available below.

Each week has a different topic / theme and each week will have a different collegiate coach in attendance.

Every week there are two live classes on zoom.  If you cannot make a week, the class will be recorded and hosted in the academy library.

Athletes and parents will have an optional biweekly session with a staff member to help answer specific questions, help with direction of searches, interacting with specific coaches, and decision making. 

There are there are two options, the Varsity Package or the JV Package.

The Varsity Package includes:

  • Access to online curriculum
  • Weekly Classes
  • Introductions to college coaches
  • Online Recruiting Profile
  • Bi-Weekly 1 on 1 with advisor
  • Promotion on Rowers Choice Social Media 
  • Workbook 
  • $200 Registration Deposit [due immediately to reserve space]
  • $350/month [July-October]

The Junior Varsity Package includes:

  • Access to online curriculum
  • Weekly Classes
  • $200 Registration Deposit [due immediately to reserve space]
  • $250/month [July-October]

Bi-weekly 1-on-1 meetings are an important part of the Varsity Package.

These bi-weekly meetings include talking with the instructor about questions or details related to specific topics/themes.  Questions about specific schools and coaches are encouraged!

Parents are welcome to join these calls.

College Coach Introductions are a part of the Varsity Package.

  • Introductions to specific coaches for each athlete based on what they are looking for in a school and program.
  • Meeting coaches as a part of the lessons.
  • Asking program specific questions about coaches and schools.
  • Gain valuable facetime with coaches. 

All participants in the academy will have access to the classes in our Online Learning Platform.  
Each athlete will have their own account and will be able to save documents for future reference.

The Varsity Package includes team gear.  The included gear is:

  • Hoodie
  • Long sleeve
  • UV Longsleeve
  • Short sleeve
  • Hat

This list is continually evolving, so check back for more schools!

  • Temple University
  • Drexel University
  • ODU
  • Duquesne University
  • University of Alabama
  • University of Texas
  • Hobart College
  • St. Joes University
  • Iona University
  • Cornell University
  • Bucknell University
  • Colby College
  • Dartmouth College
  • Catholic University
  • Rutgers University
  • Smith College
  • Columbia University
  • Santa Clara University
  • Loyola University Maryland
  • University of North Carolina
  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Michigan State University
  • Stetson University
  • Duke University
  • Wichita State
  • University of Rhode Island
  • University of Wisconsin
  • Washington College
  • Fairfield University
  • Jacksonville University
  • University of Michigan
  • Mercyhurst University
  • USC
  • UC Berkley
  • University of Virginia
  • Marietta College

Absolutely not.  This is designed to give you the tools to get recruited.

  • Goals
  • What are the different divisions, levels, and programs in collegiate rowing?
  • First Contacts
  • Resume writing
  • Conversational Skills
  • Social Media
  • and many more!

The Academy will provide valuable tools and information to help an athlete and their parents make the right decision when it comes to college. Not every athlete chooses the right college or university for them and we will help to steer and guide the athletes to the best decision for them. We will also determine the best athletic level and decision for each athlete and help them find the right program with the right college or university. The Academy will also teach lifelong skills that will assist athletes in areas not just useful for rowing but for their school and future business careers.