Members of the Oxford Rowing team practice for their forthcoming race against Cambridge on the river Thames at Putney Bridge, south west London. (Photographer: Graham Barclay/Bloomberg News)

For an Edge in Ivy League Admissions, Grab an Oar and Row

(Bloomberg) -- In middle school, Amanda Grady played golf because her parents thought it would get her into a good college. She didn’t stick with it. Then she discovered rowing, which was offered a...