Fifteen named to 2013 CRCA West All-Region teams

By the Pac-12 Conference

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Fifteen Pac-12 women's rowers have been named to the 2013 Division I West All-Region teams, the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) announced Tuesday. These awards recognize the outstanding performances of rowers and coxswains.

Nominated student-athletes are evaluated on the strength of their team's regional finish, coaches recommendations and 2,000-meter erg score. Nominees must be eligible student-athletes who have competed in their teams' varsity boat in 75 percent of races this season. These athletes will be eligible for All-America awards selection following the NCAA Rowing Championships.

In addition, USC head coach Zenon Babraj was named West Region Coach of the Year. Babraj, who is in his 11th year at the helm of the USC program, guided the Trojans to a second-place finish at the Pac-12 Championships and the Conference's automatic berth in the NCAA Championships. The varsity eight, which remains unbeaten this season, posted a four second victory at the Conference regatta.

West All-Region Teams

First Team
Ieva Adomaviciute, Washington State
?Melanie Grindle, USC?
Krisztina Gyimes, USC
?Kara Kohler, California?
Lindsay Meyer, Stanford?
Vineta Moca, USC?
Agatha Nowinski, California?
Britta Syverson, UCLA
?Anna Taylor, Oregon State
?Jenna Blau, USC, coxswain

Second Team
Christina Bax, Stanford
?Ivana Filipovic, USC
?Paparangi Hipango, California
?Meaghan Volker, UCLA
?Rachel Ersted, California, coxswain

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