March 24, 2014 2:05 PM

Women make college gains with low-profile sports

Tara Montgomery didn’t think much of rowing when she first gave it a try. Though she outdid all of her high school classmates on a strength test that gauges aptitude for the sport, she didn’t attend practice until her mom, struck by the swelling number of college scholarships offered by women’s rowing teams, bribed her with the promise of an iPhone.

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