The current athletes and coaching staff are looking to bring highly motivated scholar athletes to the University. Over the past years students have come to the University from such programs as St. Joes, Glastonbury, Holy Spirit, St Johns, Brookline, and such clubs as Narragansett Boat Club, and Quinsigamound Rowing Association. Although previous rowing experience helps, it is not necessary to be a competitive collegiate rower. The majority of our rowers did not begin the sport until coming to URI. The main prerequisites are integrity and the drive to achieve a common goal.