WILLIAMSTOWN, MA -- The Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) has selected eight members of Kate Maloney's 2012 Williams women's crew team that won a record-breaking seventh consecutive NCAA Championship for national recognition this spring. Six Eph seniors, a junior and a sophomore were honored.
2012 CRCA NATIONAL SCHOLAR-ATHLETES
All student-athletes who achieved the criteria described below have been named CRCA National Scholar-Athlete.
• the student-athlete has met all eligibility rules as defined by her institution
• the student-athlete was in her 2nd, 3rd, or 4th 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 head coach of the student-athlete's institution was a member in good standing of the CRCA as of May 1, 2012.
• 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).
Five of the Ephs honored this year had previously received the honor in their careers at least once. The number in parentheses represents the number of times the athlete has been honored as a CRCA National Scholar-Athlete.
Katherine Amano '13 -- English and Psychology (2)
Ashley Amos '12 -- History
Anna Hopkins '14 -- Biology and History
Jane McClellan '12 -- Economics (3)
Lindsay Olsen '12 – History (3)
Emma Pelegri-O'Day '12 – Chemistry (3)
Sara Wallace '12 -- History and Arabic Studies
Fiona Wilkes '12 -- Economics, Political Science and German (2)
2012 DIVISION III POCOCK ALL-AMERICA TEAM
This award recognizes the outstanding performances of rowers and coxswains at NCAA Division III institutions.
The strength of schedule, regular season record, end of season regatta results, nomination rank, coach's comments and 2,000-meter erg score are all considered in the selection process.
Eph seniors Jane McClellan and Lindsay Olsen closed out their careers by winning four consecutive NCAA titles, extending the Eph streak of consecutive NCAA titles to seven and by being named First Team All-Americans.
A student-athlete nominated for CRCA post-season honors must meet these general requirements:
The student-athlete must meet all eligibility rules as defined by her institution. The student-athlete must have participated in at least 75% of all races during the current season (all races before and including the first weekend in May.
The student-athlete must have rowed at least 75% of the season's races in the varsity boat up through the first weekend in May. Her institution must nominate the student-athlete. The head coach of the student-athlete's institution must be a member in good standing of the CRCA.