Founded in January 2001 by Mike Knopp and a few enterprising students, Oklahoma Crew registered as a student organization at The University of Oklahoma. From the beginning Oklahoma Crew has set a high standard for club sports and in its Spring 2001 debut season the team's Novice Women's Open Four placed third at the Big Twelve Rowing Invitational in Manhattan, Kansas. Building on that first successful season, the team has grown progressively stronger and has since competed in many regattas throughout the midwest and south.

Oklahoma Crew practices at Chesapeake Bricktown Boathouse on the newly developed Oklahoma River near downtown Oklahoma City.