Men's Crew Receives 3 Invitations to U.S. National Team Camp

May 30, 2005

Stanford, CA-- The Cardinal is well represented in the selection process for the US National Team as three team members have been invited to the 2005 camp.

David Banks, Jake Cornelius and Jamie Schroeder were selected to compete at the highest level of rowing. Stanford is tied with the University of Washington for the most invites to camp. This is the first time in Stanford Crew history that any team members have even been invited to camp. Head Coach and Director of Rowing Craig Amerkhanian noted: 'Through the daily practice of thorough, committed and spirited training, development is achieved. These men will represent Stanford Crew well.'

On a more personal note, each athlete has a remarkable story that has led him to the pinnacle of collegiate training.

David Banks, SR. team captain- David is a former NOVICE walk-on (from the Washington DC area) to the crew. He started his career as a 6'2', 175 lbs. athlete. In his four years, through dedication to craft, unyielding will, and spirit he has established himself as one of the top American oarsmen in U.S. collegiate rowing. His strong frame (now 198 lbs.) will aid the U.S. in achieving maximum speed for world representation. On another front, David was awarded the 2005 Conn Findlay award. This award is given to the team member who best exemplifies spirit and strength; it is the highest honor a Stanford oarsman can achieve.

Jake Cornelius, JR. team captain- Jake hails from upstate New York. He has spent his entire collegiate career racing at the highest level. His efforts have been acknowledged with his National Team invite. He returns next year to provide the Cardinal with more of the same: powerful erg scores, impeccable technique and high spirits.

Jamie Schroeder, SR.- Jamie is a former transfer to Stanford who walked on with the crew. He has won the International and Collegiate CRASH B titles twice and was the youngest Olympian (the only male undergraduate) oarsman at the Athens Olympic Games. Jamie was also awarded the team's High GPA award at the Crew Banquet.

For the full story and list of U.S Invites, visit:

The team next races at the IRA Regatta in Cherry Hill, NJ. Races start on Thursday, June 2nd and conclude on June 4th. The Cardinal race in the Varsity 8+, Varsity 4+ and Freshmen 4+. Follow the regatta on

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