Six Beaver Rowers Earn First Team All-Academic Pac-10

June 9, 2005

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Oregon State's Women's Rowing team had 18 student-athletes earn Pacific-10 Conference All-Academic honors, as announced by Commissioner Tom Hansen announced Thursday.

To be eligible for selection to the academic teams, a student-athlete must have a minimum 3.0 overall grade-point average and be either a starter or significant contributor.

Anne Embertson (Roseburg, OR/Roseburg), Erica O'Connell (Alsea, OR/Alsea), Stephanie Parker (Sydney, B.C./Parkland Seconday), Keelan Purcell (Newberg, OR/Newberg), Nancy Raskauskas (Corvallis, OR/Corvallis), and Kristen Tomlinson (Victoria, B.C./Mount Douglas) earned first team honors.

Earning second team accolades were Anna Conroy (Hillsboro, OR/ Century), Sarah Dubrasich (Corvallis, OR/Crescent Valley), Caroline Leibinger (Neu-Ulm, Germany), Natasha Nemyre (Canby, OR/Canby), and Andrea Pleven (Victoria, B.C./Claremont Secondary), while Jennifer DeVries (Turner, OR/Turner), Annie Halliburton (Bandon, OR/Bandon), Jennifer Hester (Bend, OR/Mountain View), Kate Laird (Bend, OR/Mountain View), Kristen Reid (Brentwood Bay, B.C./Stelly's Secondary), Ami Rothberg (Astoria, OR/Astoria) and Kristin Tryon (Victoria, B.C./Stelly's Secondary) earned honorable mention.

O'Connell, a senior, boasts a 3.83 GPA in Animal Science. Parker, a junior, majors in Exercise and Sport Science with a 3.72 GPA. Raskauskas, a senior, is studying Fisheries and Wildlife Science with a 3.81 GPA. Embertson, a sophomore, has earned a 3.95 GPA in University Exploratory Studies. Purcell, a senior, has a 3.79 GPA in Food Science and Technology. Tomlinson, a junior, is studying Health Promotion and Education and has a 3.66 GPA.

Parker and Raskauskas earned first team honors for the second year in a row. Purcell also earned first team honors in 2003 and Tomlinson earned second team in 2004.

Seniors Nemyre and Tryon have each been honored twice in the past, receiving second team each of the past two years.

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