May 30, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Washington State University rowing student-athletes Katie Dick, Elise Jones, Erin Schuster and Sarah Wu were each named 2013 Scholar-Athletes by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA), the organization announced this week.
Those named as CRCA National Scholar-Athletes must have met all eligibility rules for her institution, be in her second, third or fourth year of eligibility, rowed in a minimum of 75 percent of the spring races, and maintained a cumulative 3.5 GPA or higher throughout her career.
A senior from Victoria, British Columbia, Dick is in her fifth season with the Cougar rowing program. She has rowed in the varsity eight boat since her sophomore season, including this year in which she'll row in the varsity eight boat at the NCAA Championships. Dick graduated with a degree in philosophy with a 3.98 grade point average. Jones (Lake Tapps, Wash.) is a junior majoring in civil engineering with a 3.92 GPA. She competed with the second varsity eight boat at Pac-12's and will again at the upcoming NCAA Championships. A sophomore from St. John, Wash., Schuster is a sophomore with a 3.94 GPA. She is undeclared in her major. Like Jones, Schuster also competed with the second varsity eight at Pac-12's and will again at NCAAs. A coxswain for the varsity four, sophomore Wu (Vancouver, Wash.) is majoring in movement studies with a 3.55 GPA.
The Cougars will begin competition at the NCAA Rowing Championships Friday, May 31. Competition runs through Sunday, June 2 at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis, Ind.