CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Seven members of the Washington State University women’s rowing team were named 2014 National Scholar-Athletes by the College Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA), the organization announced this week.
Seniors Kerry Hassall and Elise Jones and sophomores Ieva Adomaviciute, Morgan Cathrea, Nicole Hare, Kayla Wakulich, and Jordan Watson were each named CRCA National Scholar-Athletes, each having maintained a cumulative 3.5 grade point average or higher throughout their careers. To be eligible, each rowing student-athlete must be in her second, third or fourth year of eligibility and rowed in a minimum of 75 percent of the spring races.
Jones, from Lake Tapps, Wash., is a civil engineering major with a 3.93 GPA. This year marks the second-straight season Jones has been named a CRCA National Scholar-Athlete. A native of Billingham, Great Britain, Hassall is a graduate student, pursuing her master’s in Sport Management with a 3.94 GPA. Adomaviciute has maintained a 3.54 GPA and is pursuing a degree in social sciences. A transfer from Michigan State, Cathrea (Victoria, British Columbia) is in her first year with the Cougars and has 3.80 GPA while majoring in neuroscience, pre-med. Hare, a native of Calgary, Alberta, has a 3.80 GPA while pursuing a degree in movement studies. A native of Ridgefield, Ontario, Wakulich is also majoring in movement studies with a 3.54 GPA. Also from Victoria, British Columbia, Watson is majoring in environmental science with a 3.64 GPA.
The Cougars will begin competition at the NCAA Rowing Championships Friday, May 30. Competition runs through Sunday, June 1 at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis, Ind.