CRCA honors 41 Patriot League rowers with All-Region, Scholar-Athlete awards

Navy's Katherine Ashton

May 28, 2014

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. - The College Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) released its postseason awards on Tuesday with 41 Patriot League rowers being honored as All-Region rowers or scholar-athletes.

Navy senior Katherine Ashton and Boston University junior Kelly Jackson received honors in both. Ashton was a Mid-Atlantic first team All-Region selection and Jackson was recognized on the Mid-Atlantic second team. Both Ashton and Jackson are also among 33 Patriot League student-athletes named a CRCA National Scholar-Athlete.

Candidates nominated for the All-Region teams 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 teams' varsity boat in 75 percent of races this season.

Joining Ashton on the Mid-Atlantic first team are Bucknell juniors Amanda Chikowski and Andrea Seifert, Georgetown senior Ally Flinn and Boston University seniors Alexandra Gustafson and Lynn Ratte.

A pair of Boston University teammates join Jackson on the Mid-Atlantic second team. Senior Westanna Carleton and senior Coxswain Sarah Specht made the second unit from the Patriot League champion Terriers along with Bucknell senior Victoria Kielty.

Seven institutions that sponsor Patriot League Women's Rowing placed two or more student-athletes on the CRCA Scholar-Athlete list. Georgetown led the way with nine selections followed by MIT with seven.

In order to be a CRCA Scholar-Athlete a student-athlete (1) has met all eligibility rules as defined by her institution, (2) was in her second, third or fourth year of eligibility, (3) rowed in her institution's NCAA or IRA eligible boat(s) for a minimum of 75 percent of the current spring races or racing in a regional conference event, and (4) the head coach of the student-athlete was a member in good standing of the CRCA as of May 1, 2014.

Student-athletes also must have a 3.5 cumulative GPA or higher for her career, through the fall semester/quarter for the current competition year.

Mid-Atlantic First Team All-Region

Alexandra Gustafson, Boston University
Lynn Ratté, Boston University
Amanda Chikowski, Bucknell
Andrea Seifert, Bucknell
Ally Flinn, Georgetown
Katherine Ashton, Navy

Mid-Atlantic Second Team All-Region

Westanna Carleton, Boston University
Kelly Jackson, Boston University
Sarah Specht, Boston University, coxswain
Victoria Kielty, Bucknell

2014 CRCA Scholar-Athletes

Boston University
Kelly Jackson, Psychology
Emily Lerhe, Human Physiology
Claire Richer, Environmental Analysis & Policy and International Relations

Margo Boyd, Math
Annie Goldman, Political Science
Kathleen Hickes, International Relations
Kumari Lewis, Political Science

Annie Hines, Economics
Catherine Walsh, Neuroscience
Macy Warren, Psychology
Dempsy Wartell, Geography

Jen Bisgaier, American Studies
Emily Buongiorno, International Health
Laura Collins, English
Jocelyn Hlawaty, Undeclared
Savannah Kochinke, International Affairs
Julia Livesay, Spanish
Mikaela Medeiros, International Business
Devon O'Brien, Human Science
Keara Schmeiser, Science, Technology and International Affairs

Holy Cross
Kelsey Marakovits, Psychology & Sociology
Lauren Yacobucci, Psychology

Katherine Adler, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Briana Chen, Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Andrea Howell, Biology
Cliodhna McCarthy, Mechanical Engineering
Erin Meyer, Mechanical Engineering
Elizabeth Soukup, Mechanical Engineering
Rebecca Taylor, Chemistry

Katherine Ashton, Mechanical Engineering
Kathleen Heinbach, Computer Engineering
Catherine Oakley, Oceanography
Rebecca Greenberg, Systems Engineering