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The alarm clock beeps, she rolls over, it's 5:30 a.m. At 6:00 a.m. the bus leaves to drive 30 minutes north to Oklahoma City. On board are 70 women on the University of Oklahoma's rowing roster. Forty-nine of these women receive no athletic scholarship for their participation. These student-athletes are the true modern amateur participants in college sports.
In what could be considered not only a unique marketing move for a brand-conscious college, but also a giant step forward in creating admissions equity for a more diverse population, Goucher College today has become the first college in the nation to create an application option requesting student-submitted videos as the decisive factor for admission.