PHILADELPHIA – The Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) has announced its Scholar Athlete and All-Region teams for women’s rowing at the NCAA Division I level, and the University of Pennsylvania had eight women honored.
In order to be named a CRCA Scholar Athlete, student-athletes must achieve the criteria described below:
*The student-athlete has met all eligibility rules as defined by her institution
*The student-athlete is in her second, third or fourth year of eligibility
*The student-athlete rowed in her institution's NCAA or IRA eligible boat(s) for a minimum of 75% of the current spring races or racing in a regional conference event.
*The student-athlete has had a 3.5 cumulative GPA or higher for her career (through the fall semester/quarter for the current competition year)
To attain All-Region status, nominated student-athletes are evaluated on the strength of their team's regional finish, coaches’ recommendations, and their 2,000-meter erg score. Nominees must be eligible student-athletes who have competed in their team’s varsity boat in 75 percent of races this season.
Senior Natalie Reynolds was a double honoree. She was named first-team all-region (Region 1) as well as one of the Quakers’ eight Scholar Athletes. As a first-team all-region selection, Reynolds is eligible for All-America honors, which will be announced following the NCAA Rowing Championships later this week.
The other Scholar Athletes from Penn were Becky Baumher, Gen Bouchard, Christine Davis, Jenna Hebert, Christianne Molina, Elizabeth Picciani, and Emily Redfield. This marks Redfield’s third time earning CRCA Scholar Athlete honors, while Hebert received the recognition for the second straight year. Prior to this year, Penn had never had more than five women earn CRCA Scholar Athlete.