I am a Varsity rower on the University of Florida crew team. The crew team is a club sport at UF, (the largest one!) but we train and compete like a Division I team. We practice 6 days a week and travel to Tennessee, Boston and Philadelphia to compete against Division I, II and other club teams.
My novice year, my boat won first place at states which was a great accomplishment. Last year, our team raced at The Head of the Charles for the first time ever. The Head of the Charles is in Boston and it is the largest regatta in the country.
This year the UF team is stronger and bigger than ever, and we are hoping to medal at many of our races this fall and in the spring. Rowing on the Florida Crew Team has been such an amazing experience for me and I have made some lifelong friends.