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Sharick and Wolff Earn CRCA Honors
Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
Release: 05/25/2011
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May 25, 2011

GOLD RIVER, Calif. - Washington State University senior rowers Corinna Sharick and Sarah Wolff have been named to the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) 2011 Division I All-West Region First and Second Teams, respectively, the organization announced.

Sharick (Burlington, Wash.) and Wolff (Auckland, New Zealand) are both in their third seasons with Cougar rowing, both rowing with the varsity eight crew this season. Sharick is in her first season in the varsity eight boat after spending the majority of her junior year in the second varsity boat, while Wolff has been a member of the varsity boat since arriving on campus as a sophomore in 2009.

WSU is currently ranked 11th in the country as a team, reaching its highest ranking of the season. Sharick and Wolff have been a part of WSU's varsity eight victories over then-No. 15 Michigan and then-No. 11 Ohio State. The crew has also defeated No. 7 Washington, en route to a fourth-place finish at the Pacific-10 Championships May 15.

Sharick becomes the 11th Cougar to receive CRCA All-West Region First Team honors for the 16th time and is now eligible for CRCA All-America Accolades, which will be announced following the NCAA Rowing Championships. Wolff is the 10th Cougar to receive second team honors. This year marks just the sixth time multiple WSU rowers have received all-west region honors.

All 10 of the first team and all five of the second team west region honorees came from Pac-10 schools, led by Stanford with five (three first team, two second team). California and USC each had four honorees (California - three first team, one second team; USC - two first team, two second team), while UCLA added one on the first team. California head coach Dave O'Neill was named the CRCA West Region Coach of the Year for the second-straight year.

Nominated student-athletes are evaluated on the strength of their team's regional finish, coaches' recommendations and 2,000-meter erg score. Nominees must be eligible student-athletes who have competed in their schools' varsity boat in 75 percent of races this season.

The Cougars will begin competition at the NCAA Rowing Championships Friday, May 27. Competition runs through Sunday, May 29 at the Sacramento State Aquatics Center on Lake Natoma in Gold River, Calif.

CRCA All West Region
First Team
Mary Jeghers - California
Kara Kohler - California
Kristina Lofman - California
Elle Logan - Stanford
Erika Roddy - Stanford
Nicole Weinrich - Stanford
Ivana Filipovic - USC
Maria Wilgotsson - USC
Britta Syverson - UCLA
Corinna Sharick - Washington State

Second Team
Elise Etem - California
Anna Dawson - Stanford
Grace Luczak - Stanford
Dionne Licudine - USC
Lenka Vrecnikova - USC
Sarah Wolff - Washington State

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