Rowers Teff, Lee Receive Honors From CRCA

May 22, 2006

UCLA rowers Vanessa Teff and Elizabeth Lee received honors from the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA). Teff, a freshman from Middleton, Wis., was selected to the CRCA All-West Region team, while Lee, a junior from Sacramento, Calif., earned acclaim as a National Scholar Athlete.

Teff is one of only two freshmen on the 13-member West Region squad and the first freshman in UCLA history to receive All-Region acclaim. Lee earns her second consecutive National Scholar Athlete honor. Both rowers are members of the Varsity 8 crew that is preparing for the NCAA Championships, which take place May 26-28 in West Windsor, NJ.

The All-Region award recognizes the outstanding performances of rowers from each of the five Division I regions, organized into first and second-team selections. The National Scholar Athlete Award recognizes student-athletes (upperclassmen) with a 3.5 cumulative GPA or higher that competed in 75 percent of her team's 2006 spring races.

2006 CRCA All-Region Teams - West Region 1st Team
Kaylan Vander Schilden, California
Erin Cafaro, California
Jelena Djukic, California
Sarah Waterfield, Washington State
Jody Thomas, Washington State
Ligita Kaviere, USC
Tatiana Boldyreva, USC
Megan Kalmoe, Washington
Susan Be Ville, Stanford
Vanessa Teff, UCLA
Caroline Leibinger, Oregon State
Liz Stewart, LMU
Krista Ellis (coxswain), California

2006 CRCA National Scholar Athletes - West Region (23)
Kristen Tomlinson, Health Promotion and Education, Oregon State
Andrea Pleven, Food Science Technology, Oregon State
Kaylie Towne, General Science, Oregon State
Stephanie Parker, Exercise and Sport Science, Oregon State
Kasia Bloch, Biology, Washington State
Laura Griffin, Education, Washington State
Tiana Rodriguez, Business Administration, Washington State
Erin Ludwig, Accounting, Loyola Marymount
Carla Conway, Communications, Loyola Marymount
Jill Austin, Communications, Loyola Marymount
Laura Harder, Acounting, Sacramento State
Chrstina Valadez, Visual Arts, USD
Aubrey Klaich, Psychology, USD
Kari Durgan, English, Gonzaga
Julie Smetana, Art, Gonzaga
Megan Kalmoe, Latin/English, Washington
Corianne Bowman, Russian, Washington
Jen Brown, Human Biology, Stanford
Jessi Reel, Studio Art, Stanford
Elizabeth Lee, Biology, UCLA
Shannon Cosentino-Roush, Political Science, Santa Clara
Natasha Lindstrom, Political Science, Santa Clara
Katrina Ostertag, Undeclared, Santa Clara

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