Cougar Rowers Abound on Pac-10 All-Academic Team

May 30, 2006

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Washington State women's rowing had twenty-two student-athletes selected as Pac-10 All-Academic Rowing Team members, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced Tuesday.

For the second consecutive season, WSU's 22 combined selections and 10 first team honors were the both the most of any Pac-10 school.

Of the 10 Cougars on the first team, six have been there before. Kasia Bloch and Suzanne Vogt now have three total first team awards, while Becca Gibson, Carey Homan, Casey Long and Catherine Watt have now been selected twice. It is the premiere first team selections for Laura Griffin, Michelle Morris, Vanessa Serratore and Robyn Stephenson.

The five second team selections are: Jessica Bills, Lina Brazinskaite, Amy Jo Hendershot, Tara McTavish and Jody Thomas.

Seven student-athletes - Emily Collins, Lexie Conley, Jennifer Copeland, Sharon Finney, Sarah Lende, Kelly O'Brien and Sarah Waterfield - were given honorable mention awards

To be eligible for selection to the academic team, a student-athlete must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average and either be a starter or significant substitute. Freshmen are not eligible for the award.

2006 Washington State All Pac-10 Academic

First Team
Kasia Bloch Sr. 3.57 Zoology
Becca Gibson Sr. 3.84 Communication
Laura Griffin Sr. 3.54 Education
Carey Homan Jr. 3.92 Accounting
Casey Long Sr. 3.95 Fine Arts
Michelle Morris Jr. 3.63 Finance
Vanessa Serratore So. 3.78 Zoology
Robyn Stephenson So. 4.00 Undeclared
Suzanne Vogt Sr. 3.53 Movement Studies
Catherine Watt Jr. 3.75 Zoology

Second Team
Jessica Bills Sr. 3.22 History, English
Lina Brazinskaite Jr. 3.48 Political Science
Amy Jo Hendershot Sr. 3.21 Environmental Studies
Tara McTavish So. 3.49 Zoology
Jody Thomas Sr. 3.43 Microbiology

Honorable Mention
Emily Collins Sr.
Lexie Conley Jr.
Jennifer Copeland Sr.
Sharon Finney Sr.
Sarah Lende Jr.
Kelly O'Brien So.
Sarah Waterfield Jr.
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