May 23, 2005
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - - Washington State University's Kasia Bloch (Wroclaw, Poland), Lina Brazinskaite (Kaunas, Lithuania) and May Lundberg (Brush Prairie, Wash.) were named 2005 Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) National Scholar Athletes, it was announced by the organization Monday.
Outgoing senior Lundberg, along with incoming senior Bloch and incoming junior Brazinskaite, were all members of the Cougars' varsity eight crew. The crew was ranked 19th in the final 2005 USRowing/Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association NCAA Division I Varsity Eight Coaches Poll.
The CRCA Scholar Athlete award recognizes student-athletes with a 3.5 cumulative GPA or higher that competed in 75 percent of her team's 2005 spring races. Also, the student-athletes selected were upperclassmen (2nd, 3rd, or 4th year) in terms of eligibility and their head coaches must be good standing members of the CRCA.
A total of 142 student-athletes from 49 schools were honored for their efforts during the 2005 season. The total number of recipients improved from the 2004 season, when 124 student-athletes were honored.