Rowing Recruiting and the Sparks Advantage

Sparks was built in rowing by rowing coaches. We love our sport. 

Make smarter choices for academic, athletic, and personal growth.
Step up your game by working closely with researchers, educators, psychologists, and former collegiate coaches. 

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Rowing recruiting timelines can be confusing. They vary according to the school and the specific needs and preferences of coaches.

Try our 10-minute Recruiting Timeline Wizard to orient yourself to the rowing recruiting process. 

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Your personality and learning style can guide you toward the ideal academic match and rowing program.

Our database tool is fast and fun. It helps you narrow down school choices best-suited to your unique characteristics.

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Happier athletes.
Happier parents.


Jump start your college career with increased direction and focus. Sparks clients enjoy:

  • North of 90% first choice admit rates on average
  • Learning best practices for communicating with college coaches
  • Saving time and money by channeling resources into the best academic and athletic fit
  • Partnering with experienced advisors to eliminate stress and uncertainty at every milestone

But don’t take our word for it. Here’s what some of our clients have to say about working with Sparks:


Meet Leigh

Counseling Associate

Leigh holds a B.A. in International Relations from Brown University and an M.Ed. from Stanford University. She is a former NCAA Division I and US National Team athlete who has coached at Harvard-Radcliffe and at the high school level. Together, these coaching experiences help her better prepare her clients to make the jump from high school sports to college athletics. She has been a college counselor with Sparks since 2016.

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