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DUC Varsity Women's team competing in Oklahoma in 2015.



Tryouts for Students Grades 9 – 12 to be held at CrossFit Lake Highlands


DALLAS, August 11, 2016 – Dallas United Crew will hold tryouts for its fall 2016 high school travel rowing team on August 20, 2016 at CrossFit Lake Highlands. Interested students must be entering the 9th-12th grades in the fall. No previous rowing experience or equipment is necessary. Dallas United Crew (DUC) is a 501(c) 3 non-profit rowing organization based on White Rock Lake that has programs for people of all ages and abilities.

The one-hour tryouts from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the CrossFit Lake Highlands, 9850 Walnut Hill Lane #405 Dallas, Texas 75238, are an opportunity for students and parents to learn more about the sport and for students to try a new set of skills. Students from schools across the Metroplex, participate in Dallas United’s various rowing programs. Varsity athletes on DUC teams have opportunities to travel and race across the United States, as well as compete against international teams, providing an experience not often seen with other sports. Additionally, rowing prepares students for opportunities in competitive collegiate rowing. In fact, college admissions data shows that rowing offers the highest percentage of college scholarships for both boys and girls.

“Rowing is the oldest intercollegiate sport in the United States and offers one of the greatest scholarship opportunities for student athletes,” said Rebecca George, Dallas United Varsity Women’s coach. “Besides college scholarships, rowing also has the non-contact component. As concussion awareness grows for young athletes, parents are looking for alternative options in order to fulfill the PE credit required to graduate high school. Additionally, we are very proud of our financial assistance program. To date, we have been able to provide a substantial amount of financial assistance to rowers who demonstrate a need, so they will have the opportunity to participate in our rowing programs.”

To register for the tryouts, or for information on Dallas United Crew, visit

About Dallas United Crew

Dallas United Crew’s mission is to transform lives and build a community. DUC offers a variety of rowing and dragon boating programs for adults and youth age 11+ on White Rock Lake located in East Dallas. Since 2002, DUC has been building community, fostering leadership and teamwork and having fun through oar and paddle sports. These programs challenge, strengthen and empower people both mentally and physically. Both novice and experienced rowers and paddlers are welcome. DUC is a registered 501c (3) nonprofit organization and donations are tax-deductible. For complete information on getting out on the water with DUC, visit


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