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College rowing in the United States

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US COLLEGE ROWING RECRUITMENT VIDEO

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Damascus College Rowing Program

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Glendowie College Rowing 17/18

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2020/2021 King's College Rowing Season

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Xavier College Rowing First VIII 2017

Rowing is the oldest intercollegiate sport in the United States. The first intercollegiate race was a contest between Yale and Harvard in 1852. In the 2018–19 school year, there were 2,340 male and 7,294 female collegiate rowers in Divisions I, II and III, according to the NCAA. The sport has grown since the first NCAA statistics were compiled for the 1981–82 school year, which reflected 2,053 male and 1,187 female collegiate rowers in the three divisions. Some concern has been raised that some recent female numbers are inflated by non-competing novices.
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