June 5, 2003
PULLMAN, Wash. - Corrie McGrath capped her Washington State rowing career in style with a selection to the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association All-America Team, Thursday.
McGrath earned a second team honor, marking consecutive seasons that she has earned such an award. In addition, the Marysville, Calif., native garnered a second straight selection to the All-Pacific-10 Conference Women's Rowing Team, which was announced by Pac-10 Commissioner Tom Hansen.
The CRCA All-America award is designed to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of female rowers and coxswains during the current season. The criteria include meeting eligibility rules as defined by the athlete's institution, participating in at least 75 percent of the season's races in the varsity boat, and the student-athlete's head coach must be a member in good standing of the CRCA.
The All-America first and second teams were selected by the regional chairpersons following the NCAA Championships from the rowers who had received All-Region first team honors. McGrath earned a selection to the All-West Region team, May 26, marking her fourth career selection to the regional team.
"It's a real honor to have three people on the All-Pac-10 team," WSU Head Coach Jane LaRiviere said. "Corrie, Jamie and Emily are very worthy of this recognition. I am proud of them. They worked hard this year."
The Cougars just concluded a season that saw them garner a team bid to the NCAA Championships for the first time in the program's history.
In addition, the varsity eight finished third at the Pac-10 Championships defeating No. 2 California and No. 8 USC in the process. The varsity eight earned as high as a No. 7 ranking in the USRowing/CRCA NCAA Division I Varsity Eight Coaches Poll during the course of the season.