Join the Creighton Women's Rowing Team (No experience
Please attend one of the
two informational meetings that are being held at the beginning of the 2010
Fall semester. You only need to attend one meeting. If you cannot make it, please contact
coach Daniel Chipps at DanielChipps@creighton.edu or (402) 660-5859.
INFORMATION MEETING #1:
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Kiewit Fitness Center (Conference Rm. 220)
INFORMATION MEETING #2:
Thursday, September 2, 2010
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Kiewit Fitness Center (Room 145)
Collegiate rowing teams across the country rely heavily on inexperienced
walk-on "novice" athletes. The Creighton rowing squad is typically
composed largely of former high school athletes looking to try a new sport at
the collegiate level. For some members of the novice squad, rowing is the first
organized sport in which they have participated.
Creighton Rowing appeals to hard-working students who aren't afraid to try
something new and enjoy working in a team-environment. Tall athletes usually do
well in rowing, but dedicated athletes of all sizes have the potential to
succeed as a Bluejay Rower.
Coxswains are smaller individuals (around 110 lbs.) who steer the boats and
motivate the crews. So if you have a loud voice and competitive attitude, we
Walk-on student athletes spend their first year on the "novice"
rowing team, where they learn the basic techniques of rowing while competing
against novice teams from other colleges and universities.
Creighton's coaching staff will teach you how to row and help you get into
the best shape of your life!
Creighton University is a NCAA Division I institution and requires all
freshmen student-athletes to be certified through the NCAA Clearinghouse in
accordance with NCAA rules. In order to be eligible to compete in fall races,
student athletes must be "cleared" by the NCAA.
The Clearinghouse process is very simple, but it usually takes time to
actually get cleared. We encourage all interested student-athletes to complete
the registration process before arriving on-campus for the fall semester.
Please note that you are eligible to practice without having been
"cleared" by the NCAA, and Clearinghouse registration is not required
in order to attend informational meetings or begin practicing with the team. It
is possible to register after school begins. However, keep in mind that you
cannot compete until you're cleared and actually getting cleared can take a
long time, so we suggest completing the registration process as early as
NCAA Clearinghouse: www.ncaaclearinghouse.net
At the informational meeting you will be given medical forms which need to
be filled-out and returned before the first day of practice. Physicals will be
administered by the Creighton Athletic Department shortly after the team begins
Although the forms will be handed-out at the informational meeting, if you
would like to receive the forms prior to the meeting, please e-mail Dan Chipps.
This will allow you to complete the forms before arrive to Creighton for your
We also require photocopies of the front and back of your health insurance
card before you begin practicing with the team.
*Please note that parents/guardians must sign both the "Creighton
Athletic Department Medical Insurance Information Form" as well as
"Medical Consent Form", regardless of the student's age.
For more information, please contact: