19 Bears Earn Pac-10 Academic Honors

May 30, 2006

BERKELEY - Nineteen members of Cal's NCAA and Pac-10 champion women's rowing team have earned Pac-10 All-Academic honors, the conference office announced Tuesday.

Six rowers were voted to the first team, five Bears are on the second team and eight members of the team received honorable mention notice.

Gaining first-team status are senior Gina Antonini, sophomore Robin Grossman, junior Kirsten Hextrum, senior Natasha LaBelle, senior Liz Lee and senior Sabine Zimmermann. Earlier this month, Labelle received the Neufeld Scholar-Athlete Award for having the highest GPA among Cal's graduating seniors (3.84 GPA as a double major in integrative biology and psychology).

Below is a look at the complete Pac-10 All-Academic squad.

First Team               Yr.   GPA    MajorGina Antonini, CAL       Sr.   3.58   HistoryKasia Bloch, WSU         Sr.   3.57   ZoologyAnna Blomberg, ORE       Jr.   3.28   Political ScienceCorianne Bowman, WASH    Jr.   3.80   RussianJenifer Brown, STAN      So.   3.86   UndeclaredLaura  Creager, STAN     Sr.   3.70   Earth SystemsRebecca Franceschi, OSU  So.   3.72   General ScienceRebecca Gibson, WSU      Sr.   3.84   CommunicationLaura Griffin, WSU       Sr.   3.54   EducationRobin Grossman, CAL      So.   3.66   Anthropology & Near Eastern StudiesClaire Hanway, OSU       So.   3.65   Exercise & Sport SciencesKirsten Hextrum, CAL     Jr.   3.53   HistoryCarey Homan, WSU         Jr.   3.92   AccountingMegan Kalmoe, WASH       Sr.   3.67   LatinNatasha LaBelle, CAL     Sr.   3.84   Integrative Biology & PsychologyLiz Lee, CAL             Sr.   3.74   AnthropologyElizabeth Lee, UCLA      Jr.   3.68   BiologySarah Lombardo, UCLA     Sr.   3.95   BiologyCasey Long, WSU          Sr.   3.95   Fine ArtsKinga Marciszewska, USC  Jr.   3.70   Accounting & BusinessMichelle Morris, WSU     Jr.   3.63   FinanceErica O'Connell, OSU     Jr.   3.71   Animal SciencesStephanie Parker, OSU    Sr.   3.59   Exercise & Sport SciencesAndrea  Pleven, OSU      Sr.   3.54   Food & Science TechnologyVanessa Serratore, WSU   So.   3.78   ZoologyRobyn Stephenson, WSU    So.   4.00   UndeclaredKristen Tomlinson, OSU   Sr.   3.67   Health Promotion & EducationKaylie Towne, OSU        So.   3.71   General ScienceSuzanne Vogt, WSU        Sr.   3.53   Movement  StudiesCatherine Watt, WSU      Jr.   3.75   ZoologySabine Zimmermann, CAL   Sr.   3.56   Mass CommunicationsMargit Zwemmer, STAN     Sr.   3.77   Math

Second Team Yr. GPA MajorMara Allen, CAL So. 3.41 UndeclaredEva Anderson, WASH Sr. 3.37 Art & ArchitectureLora Batina, UCLA Sr. 3.23 PsychologySusan BeVille, STAN Sr. 3.24 Geological & Environmental SciencesJessica Bills, WSU Sr. 3.22 History & EnglishLina Brazinskaite, WSU Jr. 3.48 Political ScienceClara Cartwright, UCLA Jr. 3.25 BiologyStephanie Connolly, STAN Jr. 3.37 Human BiologyIvayla Dermendjieva, UW So. 3.49 Pre-EngineeringMarlo Dreissigacker, ST Sr. 3.24 Mechanical EngineeringStacy Hanson, OSU So. 3.46 General ScienceAmy Jo Hendershot, WSU Sr. 3.21 Environmental StudiesCaroline Leibinger, OSU Jr. 3.42 Business AdministrationKaren Magnuson, WASH Sr. 3.40 Psychology /Environmental StudiesNaomi Markle, CAL Sr. 3.43 Political Science & Mass CommunicationHillary Martin, ORE Jr. 3.32 Spanish & General StudiesMegan McQuown, UCLA Jr. 3.48 LinguisticsTara McTavish, WSU So. 3.49 ZoologyBrittany Merchant, UCLA Jr. 3.25 Comparative LiteratureOlivia Morrow, WASH Sr. 3.41 PsychologyLiz Pallas-Jacobs, UCLA Sr. 3.43 History/Geological & Environmental SciencesAlexis Peterson, STAN Sr. 3.24 Sociology/Urban StudiesLyndsay Price, USC Jr. 3.45 Occupational TherapyJessica Reel, STAN So. 3.41 ArtErin Reinhardt, CAL Sr. 3.24 PsychologyErin Rice, UCLA Jr. 3.33 Political ScienceClaire Sadler, STAN So. 3.41 UndeclaredLiz Simenstad, WASH Jr. 3.31 International StudiesJessica Smith, CAL So. 3.53 Mass CommunicationJody Thomas, WSU Sr. 3.43 MicrobiologyK. Vander Schilden, CAL Sr. 3.22 GeographyLeah Wachtel, UCLA Jr. 3.52 Political Science

Honorable Mention: Kim Armstrong, So., WASH; Kerry Birk, So., STAN; Laura Browne, So., CAL; Justine Chan, So., CAL; Emily Collins, Sr., WSU; Lexie Conley, Jr., WSU; Jennifer Copeland, Jr., WSU; Sharon Finney, Sr., WSU; Nicole Fischbach, Jr., USC; Kristine Gauthier, So., WASH; Asiha Grigsby, Jr., WASH; Erin Haggerty, So., UCLA; Jennifer Hester, Jr., OSU; Kristy Iversen, So., OSU; Ashley Jones, Jr., WASH; Britnie Jones, So., OSU; Kate Laird, Sr., OSU; Taryn Langlois, So., WASH; Sarah Lende, Jr., WSU; Samantha Magee, Sr., STAN; Rebecca Meissner, So., CAL; Kelly O'Brien, So., WSU; Megan O'Connor, Jr., CAL; Courtney Plitt, Jr., WASH; Nicole Rasor, Jr., OSU; Mariah Reddick, Jr., CAL; Candice Rediger, So., CAL; Jessica Smith, Jr., USC; Megan Smith, Jr., CAL; Jamie Unwin, So., WASH; Erica Van Steenis, So., CAL; Sarah Waterfield, Jr., WSU; Carly York, Jr., STAN.

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