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BoatUS Reveals The "Boatiest" Colleges in America
Online Database Helps Pick Schools for Younger Boaters
ALEXANDRA, Va., June 29, 2009 – For young scholars with a passion for the water, heading off to college often means a four-year hiatus from boating. But not anymore with a new online resource, the BoatU.S. Guide to the Boatiest Colleges in America, which helps students find the top marine programs and extracurricular boating activities offered by four-year schools.
The one-of-a-kind Guide premieres in the July 2009 issue of BoatUS Magazine, along with a list of “The 25 Boatiest Schools in America” — those that offer at least three different accredited marine-related programs, both academic and extracurricular. Students can search the database by state or by program, such as Fisheries, Marine Engineering, Oceanography, Marine Biology, Sailing or Waterskiing.
“This is the information our adult members tell us they wish they had when they were headed off to college,” said BoatUS Consulting Editor Bernadette Bernon. “Now their teens have an easy way to find out how to continue boating, sailing or fishing and get a relevant, in-demand college degree at the same time. We’ve found marine-based programs aimed at students whose interests range from marine science and engineering to liberal arts as well as hundreds of teams and clubs that offer coaching and camaraderie from NCAA sanctioned waterskiing and sailing to competitive bass fishing. So even if a marine-related career is not the priority, students can still determine which schools will keep them boating or sailing outside of the classroom. Scholarship information is also included.”
For more information, go to www.BoatUS.com/Colleges.
BoatUS – Boat Owners Association of The United States – is the nation’s leading advocate for recreational boaters providing its 600,000 members with government representation, programs and money saving services. For membership information visit www.BoatUS.com or call 800-395-2628.