SRA is proud to host the 2019 Section 2 Showcase.
The "Section 2 Rower’s Showcase” is a yearly recruiting event held by Saratoga Rowing Association; The purpose of the event is to connect local rower’s with college coaches while educating their parents on the recruiting process.
Itinerary of Events
3:15: Registration Opens for the Athlete Showcase at the SRA Training Center
--The Section 2 Showcase starts at the SRA Training Center
--The College Recruiting Q&A with Leanne Davis starts at the SRA Boathouse
4:45: Events Conclude
This event is only open to current high school Juniors and Seniors. Throughout the course of the event, you’ll be asked to do various drills, complete a 5-minute piece at rate 22, and demonstrate your peak power. While coaches will be limited in the communication they can have with you, you’ll have every resource you’ll need to demonstrate your competency as a rower & follow-up with them after the event.
Registration for this event is now closed. If you have questions, please email Event Director Emanuel Valentin.
New York State has over 70 teams and over 600 entries at the NYS Scholastic State Championship last year. This year, we’ve opened up the Showcase so you have the opportunity to recruit and promote your program.
Registration is now closed, but coaches who have not registered are still welcome to attend. Please contact Event Director Emanuel Valentin at 518-490-9715 to receive the information sheet.
The college recruiting process is a challenging process. There are rules, regulations, and guidelines for everything and we know it can be an overwhelming process. SRA is committed to growing rowing in our community and that includes you. This year, we welcome Leanne Davis to Saratoga; Leanne comes with extensive experience in the college recruiting, admission, and financial aid process. This program is free to parents, but your child must be registered for the showcase and parents must register HERE
Leanne Davis has guided countless families through the rowing recruiting and college admissions process. Before becoming a counselor, she navigated the recruiting system as a coach and recruiter for the George Washington University women's rowing program. She also spent many years coaching junior rowing. This unique background enables her to understand the intricacies and subtle nuances of recruiting from all perspectives. Additionally, she is a member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA) and the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC).
Davis is an Assistant Director of Applied Research at the Institute for Higher Education Policy in Washington, DC, where she handles research and projects focused on postsecondary degree completion. Her research foci include state policy and funding for post-secondary education, equity in postsecondary access and completion, and equity in intercollegiate athletics.
Leanne earned her M.A. from the Graduate School of Education and Human Development at George Washington University, with a concentration in higher education policy and finance. She also holds a Graduate Certificate in College Counseling from the University of California, Los Angeles. She is also a proud graduate of the United States Naval Academy, where she earned a B.S. in Political Science and became a naval officer. Whether she’s piloting CH-46 Chinook helicopters or counseling families through the admissions process, Leanne emphasizes the singular tenant to always operate in the most efficient and effective ways.