Gabe Winkler & Oregon State Men's Rowing

By Sparks Editorial Staff | October 23, 2012

The Pacific Northwest. A small town that loves its football (and with good reason: the team is good). A large research university, with over 200 majors ranging from Forestry and Agriculture to Bio engineering to Interior Design and Theater Arts. And...

Yaz Farooq & Stanford Women's Rowing

By Sparks Editorial Staff | September 23, 2012

"[At Stanford]", Women's Head Coach Yaz Farooq explains, "the standard of excellence in both academics and athletics attracts the best of the best. One in seven students at Stanford is a varsity student athlete. It's a high...

Adiran Spraklen & Mercyhurst Men's Rowing

By Sparks Editorial Staff | May 23, 2012

What kind of school offers a lightweight rower the opportunity to compete for a collegiate National Championship? The most common answer would be a school in the EARC Sprints League, however there are opportunities outside the EARC, and more...