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Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
Seventeen Cougars Earn Pac-10 Rowing All-Academic Honors
Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
Release: 06/07/2011
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June 7, 2011

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Seventeen members of the Washington State University women's rowing team earned Pacific-10 Conference All-Academic accolades, commissioner Larry Scott announced Tuesday. The Cougars placed 12th at the NCAA Rowing Championships last month in Gold River, Calif.

Five Cougars were named to the first team including senior Liz Beck (3.88 grade point average, food science and human nutrition), juniors Katie Dick (3.96 GPA, philosophy), Ann Hoag (hospitality business management) and Kasia Rademacher (3.84, GPA English) and sophomore Brianne Gould (3.72 GPA, general studies).

Six other WSU rowers earned second team accolades including seniors Christina Kinck (3.25 GPA, environmental science), Crystal Martin (3.24 GPA, zoology), Marina Morshead (3.31 GPA, food science and human nutrition) and Natasha Ostopovich (3.24, movement studies), junior Sarah Powell (3.34 GPA, movement studies) and sophomore Jennifer Hale (3.30, sport management).

Rounding out the Cougar honorees on the honorable mention squad were seniors Annie Eastwood and Cayla Ravancho and sophomores Stephanie Hinkle, Heidi Kim, Erin Ranney and Alison Smith.

Katie Dick, Christina Kinck, Natasha Ostopovich and Sarah Powell are receiving honors for the second-straight year as Dick earned first team, Kinck and Powell second team and Ostopovich honorable mention in 2010. Kinck was a first team honoree in 2009, Eastwood earned second team honors in 2009 and Martin was named honorable mention in 2008.

To be eligible for selection to the Pac-10 academic teams, a student-athlete must have a minimum 3.0 overall grade point average, compete in a minimum of 50 percent of competitions, and be in at least her second academic year at the institution.

First Team

Liz Beck, Sr., 3.88, Food Science and Human Nutrition
Kaitlyn Dick*, Jr., 3.96, Philosophy
Brianne Gould, So., 3.72, General Studies
Ann Hoag, Jr., 3.65, Hospitality Business Management
Kasia Rademacher, Jr., 3.84, English
*-Did not compete during the spring season.

Second Team
Jennifer Hale, So., 3.30, Sport Management
Christina Kinck, Sr., 3.25, Environmental Science
Crystal Martin, Sr., 3.24, Zoology
Marina Morshead, Sr., 3.31, Food Science and Human Nutrition
Natasha Ostopovich, Sr., 3.24, Movement Studies
Sarah Powell, Jr., 3.34, Movement Studies

Honorable Mention All-Academic
Annie Eastwood, Sr.; Stephanie Hinkle, So.; Heidi Kim, So.; Erin Ranney, So.; Cayla Ravancho, Sr.; Alison Smith, So.

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