Walk-ons and Alabama Women's Rowing

The University of Alabama Rowing Team is in its eighth year as an NCAA Division I program. This is a varsity team, not a club sport, but we are always looking for athletic, highly competitive, hard working, dedicated young women to join the Crimson Tide and represent their University in intercollegiate competition. Rowing is one of the few sports where you can begin your career in college and go on to enjoy great success at both the national and international level.

If you have competed before, fill out the Recruiting Questionnaire.

If you think you might be interested in trying out for UA the women's rowing team and are a Freshmen or Sophomore, we encourage you to read through the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) below and then fill out the questionnaire.

NOTICE: If you are a student-athlete enrolled at another four-year institution or if you have been enrolled at another four-year institution in the last year (Division I, II or III), NCAA rules and regulations strictly prohibit us from having any communication with you, directly or indirectly, until that institution grants our institution permission to contact you or until you enroll full-time at the University of Alabama. You may obtain this permission to contact at the compliance office of your current or previous institution.

Alabama Rowing FAQ

What do I need to know?

  • Walk-on athletes are not expected to know how to row. We teach you everything.
  • This is Division I athletics, not a club sport.
  • Athletes must know how to swim.
  • Recommended that athletes be 5'8" or taller.

Why should I row?

Of everything you might become involved with while in college, becoming part of the rowing team is the one that will

  • Get you in the best shape of your life
  • Give you academic support
  • Outfit you with team apparel
  • Let you compete at the NCAA Division I Level

Can I earn a scholarship?

All athletes can be considered for merit based athletic aid their second year on the team.

What about academic support?

Once the roster has been decided by the coaching staff, all the athletes on the team will have access to the Center for Athletic Student Services as well as advisors, tutors, and early advising through the athletic academic services.