Eleven Stanford Women's Rowers Honored By CRCA
May 25, 2010
STANFORD, Calif. - Stanford women's rowing, which will be going for its second straight NCAA team title at this weekend's NCAA Championships at Lake Natoma, had 11 rowers honored by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association Tuesday. Four Cardinal rowers were selected to the CRCA's All-West Region teams while eight were honored as CRCA Scholar-Athletes.
Elle Logan and Lindsey Meyer of the defending NCAA champion I Eight were selected to the All-West Region First Team. For Logan the selection marks her second straight first-team honor, while Meyer earned her first All-West Region selection.
Fellow I Eight crew members Grace Luczak and Erika Roddy were also honored, being named to the Second Team. Tuesday's announcement was the second All-West Region selection for both Luczak and Roddy, as Luczak was named to the second team last season while Roddy was named to the first team.
The quartet has played a key role in helping the Cardinal return to the NCAA Championships and earn the right to defend its titles. Over the past two seasons, the Stanford I Eight has captured NCAA silver (2008) and gold (2009) and will go for its third straight medal from May 28-30 as the NCAA Championships get underway at Lake Natoma in Gold River, Calif.
Two weeks ago, the Cardinal took second place at the Pac-10 Championships on the very same course at Lake Natoma, finishing just a half-point behind team champion California. The I Eight also claimed silver at the conference championships, missing out on a repeat gold by just nine-tenths of a second.
Roddy, in addition to being named to the All-West Region Second Team, was also honored for the second straight year as a CRCA Scholar-Athlete. She was joined by fellow two-time selections Adrienne Fritsch, Alex Hasbach, Cassie Kull and Julie Smith in addition to first-timers Elise Guinee-Cooper, Marielle Higgins and Sarah Kaewart.
In order to be eligible for CRCA Scholar-Athlete status, candidates must be in their second, third or fourth year of competition for an institution, must have rowed in her institution's NCAA or IRA eligible boat(s) for a minimum of 75% of the current spring races or racing in a regional conference event, and must have a 3.5 cumulative GPA or higher for her career (through the fall semester/quarter for the current competition year).