Carolina Women's Rowing Tryouts Fact Sheet
Release: 06/05/2012

June 5, 2012

1) Rowing is a varsity sport here at UNC. Once you make the team you we pay your travel expenses (room, board and transportation) and we provide you with uniforms and Official Team Nike gear.

2) As a varsity sport here at UNC, once you make the team you have access to our Academic Support Center, our Sports Medicine facilities, Career Guidance, and our Leadership Academy for FREE. Click here for more information on Student-Athlete Services at UNC.

3) The Carolina Rowing Team's GPA is higher than the average of the UNC student body. We are very proud of our academic success and strive for excellence in the classroom as well as on the water. We have a full-time academic counselor, access to tutoring, state-of-the-art computer lab, writing lab, reading rooms and other support in the brand new, 30,000 square foot Academic Support Center (the largest in the ACC).

In the Fall practices are 3:50-6:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. That's just under 11 hours per week. If you have a class that conflicts with practice time you will be excused from practice that day as long as you complete the assigned make-up workout on your own. In the Spring you will be able to sign up for class times that don't conflict with practice times through Priority Registration available to student-athletes.

4) Rowing is the oldest collegiate sport. To learn more about rowing visit

5) Successful rowers come from many different sports, but they share the common traits of good teamwork, diligence, responsibility and perseverance. A good sense of humor doesn't hurt either! Coxswains require great leadership skills and a cool demeanor under pressure. You need NO rowing experience to try out. All you need is a positive attitude and the capacity for hard work.

6) In order to be eligible to try out you must turn in a) A pre-participation physical, b) A sickle cell test (mandated by the NCAA), c) A completed proof of insurance form, d) A copy of the front and back of your insurance card. If you do not have these turned in by Tuesday, August 28th, you will not be allowed to try out on the following day.

7) Important Dates:
i) Monday, August 27th starting at 8 a.m.: Sickle Cell tests offered by appointment only at Sports Medicine in the James Taylor Campus Health Building. The NCAA requires anyone who wants to try out for a varsity sport to have an Athletic pre-participation physical and a sickle cell test.

ii) Tuesday, August 28th at 5 p.m.: Physicals at Sports Medicine.

iii) Wednesday, August 29th: Tryout Session #1: Rowing 101 and 2000-meter test. Location: Rowing Room, Woollen Gym Basement. Times: 2-3 p.m., 3-4 p.m., 4-5 p.m. and 6-7 p.m. You need to come to one of these times.

iv) Thursday, August 30th: Tryout session #2: Thirty-minute cross training body circuit. Location: Rowing Room, Woollen Gym Basement. Times: same as Wednesday.

v) Friday, August 31st: Tryout Session #3: Two-mile run test. Location: Meet outside of Eddie Smith Fieldhouse on the Outdoor Track. Time: Meet at 6:50 a.m. to warm up. Test begins promptly at 7 a.m. We run in the morning to take advantage of the cooler temperatures and to allow you to leave for the Labor Day holiday right after your classes end.

8) Insurance Form: You can find it on the rowing page at On the women's rowing page under the MORE IN ROWING section you will find the link to the insurance form that your parents need to fill (if you are on their insurance) or you need to fill out and email back to before Tuesday, August 28th.

Contact Info:
Coach Sarah Haney: 919-962-8278
Mail: UNC Rowing, PO Box 2126, Chapel Hill, NC 27515

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