WILMINGTON — Crew, although not well-known on the Delaware high school scene, is gaining in popularity nationwide and might be the fastest-growing athletic college scholarship opportunity for girls. Students from at least three Catholic high schools in the Diocese of Wilmington spend their afternoons rowing in Wilmington.
Padua Academy has a group of girls who row with the Newport Rowing Club with students from other schools. Two girls are with the NRC varsity squad and eight are novices. Some 15 students from St. Mark’s High School compete out of the Wilmington Youth Rowing Association, as does a group from Archmere Academy.