The Recruiting Cost of International Athletes

By Brian Connor | February 27, 2018

Through several months spent exploring the role of numerous factors in college rowing performance, the most telling and significant variable examined by the Sparks team continues to be international recruiting, especially among IRA heavyweight...

The Significance of International Recruiting in Rowing

By Brian Connor | October 20, 2017

It is no secret that top collegiate rowing teams like to recruit internationally. By broadening the pool of recruited athletes, teams can theoretically achieve greater roster depth, more effective internal competition, and ultimately more...

What Constitutes a Good Coach E-mail Update?

By Sparks Editorial Staff | November 1, 2016

When trying to stay on the radar of busy college coaches, a lot of recruits worry about how to reach out. It’s pretty easy to respond to an email from a coach and answer questions they’ve asked, but sending unsolicited information...