Four Bears Earn All-America Honors
June 2, 2005
BERKELEY - Cal's national champion women's crew placed four rowers - Jelena Djukic, Iva Obradovic, Kaylan Vander Schilden and Remy Hitomi (coxswain) - on the College Rowing Coaches Association first team All-America squad, the CRCA announced today.
The awards, presented by Pocock, recognize the outstanding accomplishments of female rowers and coxswains for the spring season. Forty-five student-athletes were honored, 20 first-team selections and 25 second-team selections. Twelve schools had multiple selections, led by Cal with four. NCAA runner-up Virginia, Ohio State, Princeton and Yale each had three.
Thirty-three of the 45 student-athletes were participants at the NCAA championships last weekend, including all 20 first-team selections. The national champion Golden Bears produced four first-team rowers, more than any other school.
The New England Region produced the most All-America selections with 13, including five first-team honorees. The West Region produced the most first-team selections with seven. The Central Region produced 10 All-Americans, including five on the first team. The South Region had seven All-America choices, while the Mid-Atlantic Region had four.
Cal won its first NCAA team title in women's rowing last Sunday, keyed by a gold medal by the varsity 8. The Bears out-pointed Virginia, 67-63, to claim the crown.
2005 Pocock First-Team All-America Selections
Diana Albrecht Ohio StateMeg Anderson BrownKristin Bixel UCLACaryn Davies Harvard-RadcliffeJelena Djukic CaliforniaJanelle Dubbins WashingtonAnna Goodale SyracuseRachael Jeffers YaleLeah Ketcheson MichiganNikki Lennart WisconsinCaroline Lind PrincetonSamantha Magee StanfordMargaret Matia VirginiaCarolyn McMillan VirginiaIva Obradovic CaliforniaAmanda Purcell Ohio StateErin Robertson Michigan StateMaria Stevens YaleKaylan Vander Schilden CaliforniaRemy Hitomi (coxswain) California
2005 Pocock Second-Team All-America Selections
Andrea Bagwell TennesseeMiriam Barsalou NortheasternAshlee Brown ClemsonAmelia Buhts LouisvilleTara Coleman ColumbiaKate Davison DartmouthMollie Durkin Harvard-RadcliffeAnnabell Fago Ohio StateMissy Fiesler StanfordShannon Gedman WisconsinVanessa Glendenning Loyola MarymountLea Jakobsen MassachusettsLaura Lazaridis IndianaMaureen Lynch ColgateKelly McGrorey SyracuseBrittany McMahon San Diego StateClaire Norsetter YaleChelsea Pemberton TennesseeAmanda Polk Notre DameBrett Sickler MichiganCatherine Starr BrownJody Thomas Washington StateKatrina Wechselberger PrincetonJacqueline Zider PrincetonLauna Forehand (coxswain) Virginia