Women Of Troy Rowers Receive Regional Honors

June 11, 2002

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - USC women's rowers Ivelina Boteva (Rousse, Bulgaria) and Katrin Gleie (Lyngby, Denmark) have been named to the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) All-West Region first team and are now eligible for selection to the CRCA All-America squad. The pair is part of four USC rowers who garnered a variety of postseason academic and athletic awards for the 2002 season.

Zo� Hoskins (Edmonton, Canada), a junior and Varsity Eight rower along with Boteva and Gleie, was selected to the All-West Region second team. The regional honor is a career first for Hoskins.

Boteva also earned the CRCA West Region first team honor last year and was later named to the 2001 All-America first team. A third-year letterwinner for the Trojans, Boteva also earned All-Pac-10 accolades this year. Gleie was named to the West Region second team in 2001.

For her accomplishments off the water, Melissa Zimel (Portland, Ore.) was named a 2002 CRCA National Scholar-Athlete. A sophomore coxswain, Zimel is a kinesiology major with a 3.59 GPA.

The CRCA All-America and All-Region awards are designed to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of female rowers and coxswains. Honorees must meet eligibility rules as defined by her institution and have participated in at least 75 percent of the season's races in the first varsity boat, and the student-athlete's head coach must be a member in good standing of the CRCA. For each region, up to 12 rowers and, if nominated, a coxswain received first team honors, with the same number eligible for second team honors. The CRCA All-America first and second teams will be selected by the regional chairpersons from the rowers who have received All-Region first team honors.

The National Scholar-Athlete award is designed to recognize the outstanding academic accomplishments of female rowers and coxswains. The criteria include meeting eligibility rules as defined by her institution, participating in her second, third or fourth year of eligibility, participating in at least 75 percent of the season's races in the varsity boat and owning a 3.5 or higher cumulative grade-point average through the fall semester of the current season, and the student-athlete's head coach must be a member in good standing of the CRCA.

2002 CRCA All-West Region

First Team
Ivelina Boteva - USC
Mike Boynton - Sacramento State
Ariana Canova - Cal
Megan Cooke - Cal
Katrin Gleie - USC
Hiedi Hurn - Washington
Joy Jordon - Oregon State
Sabrina Kolker - Stanford
Nickie Lustig - Gonzaga
Corrie McGrath - Washington State
Anna Mickelson - Washington
Emily Tribe - Washington State
Mary Whipple - Washington

Second Team
Laurie Benson - Stanford
Maria Bokulich - Gonzaga
Irene Condella - UCLA
Caroline Fiegen - San Diego State
Gunilla Grafnings - Washington State
Melissa Haury - Stanford
Zo� Hoskins - USC
Kim Hughes - Oregon State
Brianna Leissoo - San Diego
Shelle Orem - Cal
Annabel Ritchie - Washington
Alicia Stuebner - San Diego State
Wendy Hoevler - Stanford

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