Four Cougar Rowers Receive Academic Honors

May 24, 2007

PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State University rower Carey Homan was named ESPN The Magazine District VIII First Team All-Academic for the Women's At-Large University Division, Thursday. The honor is voted upon by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Homan and three teammates, Becca Gibson, Tiana Rodriguez and Catherine Watt, were named Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) National Scholar-Athletes.

A native of Deer Park, Wash., Homan is the first Cougar to be selected to the CoSIDA Women's At-Large District VIII First Team since Erica Perkins, a WSU tennis standout, received the honor in 2002. Sports eligible for the at-large team are bowling, fencing, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, rowing, skiing, swimming, tennis, and water polo. A member of the WSU varsity eight boat ranked as high as No. 8 nationally in 2006-07, Homan completed her master's in accounting with a 3.87 grade point average.

Rodriguez garnered the CRCA award for the second straight year while Gibson, Homan and Watt are first time recipients. Rodriguez is a junior from Richland, Australia with a 3.57 GPA in marketing. Gibson, a senior from Vancouver, Wash., earned a 3.78 GPA in communication. Watt, a senior from North Vancouver, British Columbia, posted a 3.52 GPA in zoology.

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