Cassie Bouska Earns Second Team Academic All-America Honors

June 20, 2001

Oregon State's Cassie Bouska, a senior on the women's crew team, has been named a Verizon Academic All-America second team selection on the spring at-large squad.

Bouska boasts a 4.00 grade point average as a graduate student in wildlife science, with undergraduate work done in biology. She was named to the Verizon District VIII All-Academic squad last month to become eligible for the national team for the first time. She was a second team all-district pick as a junior.

A three-year member of the Varsity Eight boat, Bouska was also named to the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association's National Scholar Athletes of the Year team last month.Bouska is the first Oregon State crew athlete to receive the prestigious honor. Twenty-two OSU athletes have been honored as Academic All-Americans a total of 32 times in 10 different sports since the award began in 1952.

In order to be eligible for the Academic All-America honor, an athlete must carry a minimum GPA of 3.20, be at least a sophomore both academically and athletically, and be considered a starter or significant reserve on the team.

The spring at-large teams are made up of athletes in track and field, crew, golf, tennis, water polo and lacrosse. A total of 45 athletes were honored - 15 on the first team, 15 on the second team and 15 on the third team.

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