Mercyhurst University

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Collegiate Water Polo Association (Division I), Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (Division II), Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (Division I)
This is the Mercyhurst University Women's Rowing scholarship and program details page. Here you'll get information regarding the school and information on their Women's Rowing program like who to contact about recruiting, names of ... Read More

This is the Mercyhurst University Women's Rowing scholarship and program details page. Here you'll get information regarding the school and information on their Women's Rowing program like who to contact about recruiting, names of past alumni, what scholarship opportunities can be had and ways to begin the recruiting process.
Mercyhurst University Women's rowing Program Recruiting and Coaching Personnel
If you are looking to get recruited it's important to know who to build a relationship with - and NCSA has the details you need. The Director of Rowing of the Mercyhurst University Women's Rowing program is Adrian Spracklen. Additional key personnel are:

  • Assistant Coach Jamie Francis

  • Assistant Coach Josh Karney

  • Assistant Coach Cian Noone

  • Assistant Coach Milos Veres

  • Assistant Coach Kristine Wright

If you're thinking about being a member of Mercyhurst University Women's Rowing program they are the people you'll want to speak to. You'll be able to choose to get in touch with them through email using the link above or call the college to get additional information regarding the college and Women's Rowing program prior to deciding on whether or not it's the best fit for you.
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Athletics Information
Collegiate Water Polo Association (Division I), Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (Division II), Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (Division I)
Athletic Director:
Joe Kimball
Women's Rowing Coaching Staff
  • Jamie Francis Assistant Coach
  • Josh Karney Assistant Coach
  • Cian Noone Assistant Coach
  • Adrian Spracklen Director of Rowing
  • Milos Veres Assistant Coach
  • Kristine Wright Assistant Coach
What the Coaches are Saying...
Sep 11, 2018

“WHY MERCYHURST Mercyhurst University is the most successful collegiate rowing program that you’ve never heard of. We have been more successful with our small team of dedicated athletes than most large rowing teams could hope to be. A small team means that you receive the coaching you deserve from some of the best coaches on the water, with nearly 40 years of experience at the international, collegiate, and junior levels. Give yourself the opportunity to become the best. With nationally renowned academic programs in Intelligence Studies, Applied Forensic Sciences, and Archaeology as well as regionally ranked Hospitality Management, Sports Medicine, Education, and Dance programs, Mercyhurst offers you more. PROGRAM PHILOSOPHY Founded in 1971, Mercyhurst Rowing was the first team sport to receive varsity status on campus. This tradition has put the program in a special place within the heart of the Mercyhurst community. In 2004, Rowing brought the school’s first NCAA Championship to Mercyhurst. As an NCAA Division II program, Mercyhurst offers rowing scholarships awarded on the basis of athletic ability and individual need. Mercyhurst recruits character and places more of an emphasis on individual work ethic, academic ability and passion for rowing rather than size and ergometer scores. Mercyhurst Rowing believes in training the body and the mind. Our student-athletes balance their lives to achieve high standards in academics and athletics. Mercyhurst’s training program is based on quality rather than quantity, which maximizes the student-athlete’s time to train while allowing them to maintain their responsibilities outside of rowing. COACHING STAFF Adrian Spracklen, a native of Marlow, England, has been the Head Women’s Rowing Coach since 1992 and the Men's Head Coach since 2001. He started sculling at age of eight under the direction of his father and current Russian Olympic coach, Mike Spracklen. Coach Spracklen’s success has been both as an athlete on the British National Team and as a coach, earning National Coach of the Year titles in 2004, 2009 and 2010. Under Spracklen’s guidance, the Lakers women's rowing team has competed at the NCAA National Championship 10 of the last 12 years. Highlights of those appearances include winning two NCAA championships (2004 & 2010). Mercyhurst was also the national runner-up in 2005, 2009 and 2011. The women’s varsity eight has also won four consecutive Dad Vail titles. Spracklen has guided 17 first team All-Americans and 29 Academic All-Americans. The Men’s team has been equally successful winning six Dad Vail trophies in as many years. In 2012, the men’s lightweight eight won it’s third consecutive Dad Vail Championship, a first for a varsity eight at Mercyhurst. In 2009, the men’s lightweight four won the James J. Lynch trophy to cap off an undefeated season. The Lakers have also experienced success abroad where they competed at the prestigious Henley Royal Regatta in England (2009 & 2013), where they defeated two seeded crews on their way to the final. Spracklen is also a Clinical Instructor for USRowing and has spoken at numerous National Conventions and conducted coaching clinics across the country. His coaching talents have taken him to India and Canada in various roles and he has worked with the US National Team's medical staff since 1995. Spracklen graduated from Mercyhurst in 1990 with a bachelor's degree in Sports Medicine and earned a master's in Sports Medicine/Athletic Training from Western Michigan University in 1991. Assistant Coach / Recruiting Coordinator Jamie Francis joined the Lakers staff in 2011. He came to Mercyhurst after serving as the Head Coach of the Pennsylvania State University Crew Club for four years. At Penn State, Coach Francis was responsible for both the men’s and women’s squads. His efforts led to a Mid-Atlantic Region Women’s Coach of the Year title and two national championships at the American Collegiate Rowing Association National Championship in the women’s pair and men’s four. In the classroom, Francis mentored 29 Academic All-Americans and five Mid-Atlantic All-Region student-athletes during his tenure at Penn State. Francis graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2000 with a bachelor’s of science in Business Administration and Marketing. Additionally, he holds Advanced Level certification from USRowing and is currently enrolled in Mercyhurst’s Organizational Leadership masters program.”

—Coach Jamie Francis
Women's Rowing Academic Minimums
  • GPA: 2.7 (out of 4.0)
  • SAT: 950 (out of 1600)
  • ACT: 17 (out of 36)
  • Height: 66.0
  • Weight: 135.0
Sports Offered
  • Baseball
  • Field Hockey
  • Football
  • Men's Basketball
  • Men's Golf
  • Men's Ice Hockey
  • Men's Lacrosse
  • Men's Rowing
  • Men's Soccer
  • Men's Tennis
  • Men's Track
  • Men's Water Polo
  • Softball
  • Women's Basketball
  • Women's Golf
  • Women's Ice Hockey
  • Women's Lacrosse
  • Women's Rowing
  • Women's Soccer
  • Women's Tennis
  • Women's Track
  • Women's Volleyball
  • Women's Water Polo
  • Wrestling
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Admissions Contact Info
Admissions Toll Free Phone:
(800) 825-1926
Admissions Phone:
(814) 824-2000
Admissions Email:
Academic Requirements
Academic Selectivity:
Most Selective
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Application Information
Application Deadline:
Application Deadline Date:
January 1
Application Final Date:
September 1
Application Priority Date:
March 1 (priority)
Notification Date:
Rolling beginning November 1
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    Most Popular Majors:
  • Business, Interdisciplinary Studies, Education
    Pre-Professional Programs:
  • Pre-Law, Pre-Medicine, Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Dentistry
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    Majors Offered:
  • Accounting,
  • Anthropology,
  • Archeology,
  • Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management,
  • Athletic Training, EMT Paramedic and Treatment Professions,
  • Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology,
  • Biology,
  • Business Administration, Management, and Operations,
  • Business Economics,
  • Business, Sports and Entertainment Management/Marketing, Other,
  • Chemistry,
  • Clinical Psychology,
  • Communication and Media Studies,
  • Computer Software and Media Applications,
  • Computer and Information Sciences,
  • Criminal Justice, Forensics and Corrections,
  • Dance,
  • English Literature,
  • Finance,
  • Fine and Studio Arts,
  • Geology,
  • Graphic Design, Illustration and Game/Media Design,
  • Health Professions, Other,
  • Health Services,
  • History,
  • Hospitality Management,
  • Human Resources Management,
  • Information Technology Administration,
  • Intelligence Operations,
  • Interdisciplinary Studies,
  • Interdisciplinary Studies, Other,
  • International Business,
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences,
  • Marketing,
  • Mathematics,
  • Music,
  • Nursing,
  • Philosophy,
  • Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Professions,
  • Physics,
  • Physiology,
  • Political Science and Government,
  • Psychology,
  • Public Health,
  • Religious Education,
  • Religious Studies,
  • Romance Linguistics,
  • Social Work,
  • Sociology,
  • Special Education,
  • Specialized Sales and Merchandising,
  • Sustainability Studies,
  • Teacher Development Methods,
  • Teacher Development Specific Subjects,
City/Town Situated In:
Erie, Pennsylvania
Major City Closest To School:
Buffalo, NY
Distance Of Major City:
95 Miles
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Distance To International Airport:
10 Miles
Closest Other Airport:
Buffalo, NY
Distance To Other Airport:
90 Miles
Location Description:

75-acre, suburban campus in Erie (population: 103,717), 100 miles from Buffalo, Cleveland, and Pittsburgh; branch campus in North East. Served by bus and train; airport serves Buffalo.

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75 acres
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  • Coed dorms, Single-student apartments, Special housing for disabled students, Other
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Financial Aid
Financial Aid Toll Free Number:
800 825-1926, extension 2288
Financial Aid Phone:
(814) 824-2288
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Aid Notification Date:
March 1
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Scholarship Numbers
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FTU = Full Time Undergraduate
Average Non-Need Based Athletic Grant and Scholarship Amount:
FTF :$17,098
FTU : $19,790
Number of Students Who Received Non-Need Based Athletic Grants and Scholarships:
FTF :70
FTU : 161
Average Non-Need Based Scholarship or Grant Amount:
FTF :$11,533
FTU : $10,475
Average Need-Based Loan Amount:
FTF :$3,352
FTU : $5,913
Average Need-Based-Self-Help-Award Amount:
FTF :$4,308
FTU : $6,599
Average Need-Based Scholarship or Grant Amount:
FTF :$12,769
FTU : $10,956
Average Financial Aid Package:
FTF :$23,226
FTU : $19,803
Average Percentage Of Need Met (Based on EFC):
FTF :80%
FTU : 62%


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