Four Bears Named CRCA All-Americans

June 9, 2010

BERKELEY - Four California women's crew members were named Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association All-Americans recently, as announced by the organization. Iva Obradovic and Mary Jeghers were selected to the first team, while Kara Kohler and Taryn O'Connell made the second team.

The general requirements for nominating a student-athlete for CRCA postseason honors are that the student-athlete must meet all eligibility rules as defined by her institution, must have rowed at least 75 percent of the current spring season's races in the varsity boat and the head coach of the student-athlete's institution must be a member in good standing of the CRCA. The nominated student-athletes are then selected to first and second teams based strength of finish of the institution's varsity 8+ within the country, comments for their respective coaches and their 2k erg score.

This is the third time Obradovic and the second time O'Connell have earned All-America honors. Obradovic was one of five Bears to garner the national recognition last season and also in her freshman season, while O'Connell was named an All-American in 2008.

Kohler, who rowed on the varsity 8+ as a freshman, was also recently named the Pac-10 Newcomer of the Year to add to her accolades from this season.

Jeghers earns All-America honors after getting her 2009-10 campaign off on the right foot with a silver medal at the Under 23 World Championships in the women's 8+.

The Bears ended their season with a second-place finish at the NCAA Championships back on May 30. They had previously won their third straight Pac-10 Championship on May 16.

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