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Row Across Texas

Raised toward our $25,000 Goal
59 Donors
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Project ended on December 09, at 09:00 AM CST
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Row Across Texas 2022

What is Texas Crew?

Texas Crew is the nationally competitive, coed rowing team at the University of Texas at Austin.

Six days a week, we wake up as early as 4:30 AM to practice on the water. We maintain this disciplined schedule so that we best represent UT when racing across the country.

Since its founding in 1969, Texas Crew has strived to create an environment for adventurous spirits to fall in love with the sport of rowing, regardless of athleticism, exposure, or experience. As a result, we have rowers from all different disciplines and backgrounds, united by the pursuit of high performance and achievement. We are more determined than ever to carry on the Texas Crew legacy and culture as we work with an ambitious new coaching staff this season.

What's our project?

Each year, we set our sights high. Our league, the American Collegiate Rowing Association (ACRA), is the world's largest and fastest-growing rowing association with 136 current colleges and universities. As a top ten team within ACRA, we train for, expect, and execute gold medal performances. 

However, COVID-19 decimated our recruiting ability for two years. This left us with a smaller team to deal with the same overhead expenses (a bus is the same price whether 25 or 50 people are on it, for example). We are working hard to keep our name at the top while navigating these financial challenges, and we cannot do it alone. With your financial support, we can bring new members into our sport, upgrade and repair equipment, race, and ensure a student-athlete experience that will be cherished for a lifetime. 

To raise awareness for our needs, we hold our thirty-day Row Across Texas campaign each fall. The title comes from the on-campus, week-long event we hold, in which we use ergs (rowing machines) to simulate rowing the longest straight-line distance across Texas. Our rowers will take shifts throughout the week to complete the 801-mile stretch, and one 24-hour straight erg period will even be live-streamed! 

How can you help?


Texas Crew is led by an elected executive board whose responsibilities include recruitment, budgeting, organizing travel, and more. Being student-run means we rely on the support of our members, alumni, and families and friends. 

Contributions help Texas Crew continue to provide men and women at the University of Texas at Austin the best chance to fall in love with the sport of rowing. When you donate, you are investing in the future of this team.

Please consider contributing today!

Choose a giving level


Novice Rower

Receive a social media shout-out and thank you via Facebook and Instagram! A $25 donation will pay for the tools needed to fix boats.


Varsity Rower

Receive a handwritten thank you card from our novice and varsity captains! A $50 donation will pay for a new uniform.


Novice Captain

Recognition on the Texas Crew website! A $100 donation will help pay for footplates.


Varsity Captain

Receive a team picture signed by the team captains and coaches! A $250 donation will get us a new CoxBox microphone.


Champion Coxswain

Receive a personal video from our fundraising co-chairs and executive board! A $500 donation gets us a new CoxBox.


Novice Coach

A donation of $1,000 will help pay for rewiring the speaker systems in our boats!


Head Coach

A donation of $1,500 will help pay for 5 used ergs!


Bronze Medalist

An $8,000 donation will help pay for new recruiting materials and for two used pairs!


Silver Medalist

A $10,000 donation will help pay for sets of oars!


Gold Medalist

A $13,000 donation will help pay for NK EmPower oarlock systems in our boats!


Legacy Rower

A $25,000 donation will help pay for regatta bus trips!

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