Illini Rowing

Illinois Fighting Illini Rowing
Location Champaign-Urbana, IL
Home water Homer Lake, Homer, IL
Founded 2005
Affiliations University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, American Collegiate Rowing Association

Illini Rowing is a club college rowing program that represents the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. Both the men and women's teams that make up the program are members of the American Collegiate Rowing Association (ACRA) in the Great Lakes Region.[1] The program operates as a Registered Student Organization (RSO) at the University of Illinois. [2] [3] The University does not currently have a NCAA varsity team and the club program is the highest level of competitive rowing offered by the University. As of 2014, the program has attained two ACRA national titles for their wins in the Women's Novice Four event in both 2012 and 2014 at the ACRA National Championships. [4] [5] The Illini Rowing Men's crew has captured the team's only state champion titles, winning in both 2013 and 2014. The Women's team has fallen painfully short each year, losing to the University of Chicago both years. [6]


The team's on-water practices are normally held on Homer Lake in Homer, Illinois, off-water practices are held at a range of venues located on the University of Illinois campus.[7] These off-water sites include the Activities and Recreation Center and UIUC Campus Recreation Center – East (CRCE).[8]


The team hosts the Illinois Collegiate Rowing Invitational.[9] The inaugural event was held on Clinton Lake located in unincorporated DeWitt County, Illinois, in April 2013.[10]


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