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CRCA Announces National Scholar-Athlete Awards
Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
Release: 06/21/1999
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June 11, 1999

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - The Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) announced the first annual National Scholar-Athlete awards today.

The National Scholar-Athlete award is designed to recognize the outstanding academic accomplishments of female rowers and coxswains during the current season. The criteria include meeting eligibility rules as defined by her institution, participating in their second, third or fourth year of eligibility, participating in at least 75% of the season's races in the varsity boat, the student-athlete's Head Coach must be a member in good standing of the CRCA and the student-athlete must have a 3.5 or higher cumulative GPA through the fall semester of the current season.

For the 1999 season, 52 Division I student-athletes received the National Scholar-Athlete Award, while 18 Division II and III student-athletes received the award.

1999 Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association Awards


Danae Ringelmann    UNC-Chapel Hill    3.71   American Studies
Dana Pierce         UNC-Chapel Hill    3.53   Biology
Lucienne Papon      UNC-Chapel Hill    3.67   Political Science/Communications
Erin Neppel         UNC-Chapel Hill    3.49   Exercise Psychology/Sport Science
Marie Hermitte      UNC-Chapel Hill    3.78   African-Amer. Studies
Lauren Agrella      UNC-Chapel Hill    3.81   Women's Studies/Intl. Studies
Risa Petty          Kansas             4.00   Social Welfare/Human Development
Aspen Branch-Moore  Duke               3.90   Visual Art
Katherine Peterson  Duke               3.50   Public Policy
Alison Hickey       Michigan           3.67   Psychology/Political Science
Dawn Jackson        Clemson            3.77   History/English
Catherine Pitko     Clemson            3.51   Packaging Science
Kathryn Hammes      Wisconsin          3.77   Bacteriology
Tessa Michaelson    Wisconsin          3.90   Elem. Ed.
Jennifer Storino    Wisconsin          3.79   Elem. Ed.
Kate Ronkainen      Texas              3.70   Art History/Studio Art
Jill Husak          Texas              3.68   Marketing/Business
Aisha Chow          Miami              3.97   Microbiology & Immunology
Amber Van Kirk      Creighton          3.93   Nursing
Jessica Bracken     Creighton          3.72   Biology
Kelly Johnson       Creighton          3.55   Marketing
Rachelle Ginsberg   Creighton          3.57   Exercise Science
Megan Jewett        Michigan State     3.82   Political Economics
Jodi Futrell        Murray State       3.90   Animal Health Technology
Jennifer Stedelin   Murray State       3.72   Political Science
Debbie Schulten     Murray State       3.63   Biology
Tricia Stockebrand  Kansas State       3.89   Engineering
Emily Benz          Kansas State       3.60   Biology

Lisa Phillips       Washington State   3.86   Education
Anna Carlson        Washington State   3.73   Speech/Hearing
Emily Larson        Washington State   3.87   Undecided
Liz Snook           Washington State   3.63   Human Resources/Personnel Mgt.
Amanda Westfall     Oregon State       3.57   Exercise/Sport Science
Annie Godwin        Oregon State       3.62   Undecided
Cassie Bouska       Oregon State       3.87   Biology
Teresa Bond         San Diego State    3.55   Kinesiology/Management
Cory Strucker       San Diego State    3.62   Psychology
Meredith Johnson    San Diego State    3.75   Pre-Physical Therapy

Lauri Kauffman      Pennsylvania       3.53   English
Laurie Spinella     George Washington  3.77   Political Science
Anne McDonough      George Washington  3.97   Marketing
Steph Kirchgaessner George Washington  3.72   Journalism
Maria Bogen         George Washington  3.63   International Affairs
Alanna Castillo     George Washington  3.65   English
Megan Doyle         George Washington  3.91   Arts & Sciences
Marcia McClintick   Rutgers            3.62   Biochemistry

Diane Marks         Harvard            3.90   Government
Gwen Callahan       Massachusetts      3.51   Exercise Science
Sara Pragluski      Massachusetts      3.85   Exercise Science
Francesca Beaudan   Massachusetts      3.60   Education
Renee Jacques       Fairfield          3.59   French/International Studies
Correy Stephenson   Fairfield          3.79   Religious Studies

Laura Dulin         Mount Holyoke      3.65   English/Spanish
Christy Peabody     Humboldt State     3.80   Exercise Science
Jodi Marsik         Humboldt State     3.57   Psychology
Amy Zarora          Humboldt State     3.79   Social Work
Kelly McNicholas    Humboldt State     3.81   Biology
Celina Zlotoff      Williams           3.81   Mathematics
Rita Belle Bosworth California, Davis  3.82   Rhetoric & Communications
Laura Howard        California, Davis  3.62   Biochemistry
Elizabeth Losada    Wellesley          4.00   History
Catherine Humphries Wellesley          3.66   Undeclared
Maggie Brokaw       Wellesley          3.76   History/Art History
Meghan Baivier      Wellesley          3.72   Computer Science/Economics
Alyssa Wiedenmayer  Washington         3.57   Biology
Jennifer Simpson    Washington         3.76   Chemistry
Johanna Gordon      Connecticut        3.86   Psychology
Jen Kinder          Connecticut        3.56   Psychology/Anthropology
Maya Dworkis        Connecticut        3.53   Government/French
Karen Klinger       Smith              3.70   Religion

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