Six Bruins Earn Pac-10 All-Academic Honors

June 2, 2004

Los Angeles - The Pacific-10 Conference announced the 2004 All-Academic teams for women's rowing. UCLA's Kristin Bixel, Irene Condella, Monica Grova, Emina Ong, Jessica Rogers, and Liz Pallas-Jacobs earned Pac-10 All-Academic accolades. To be eligible for selection to the academic teams, a student-athlete must have a minimum 3.0 overall grade-point average and be either a starter or significant substitute.

Bixel, a junior from Modesto (Johansen HS), is a Physiological Science major (3.82 GPA). She is a two-year letterwinner, 2004 CRCA National Scholar-Athlete, and member of the 2003 Pac-10 Novice Eight Championship team. Bixel, a walk-on last season, has been named to the Director's Honor Roll every quarter as a student-athlete at UCLA.

Condella, a senior from San Diego (Mt. Carmel HS), is a Geography/Environmental Studies major (3.68 GPA). She is a two-year co-captain and three-year varsity letterwinner. She is a three-time Pac-10 All-Academic selection and CRCA West Region National Scholar-Athlete. In 2002, she was a Pac-10 All-Conference selection and was named the team's Most Valuable Oarswoman.

Grova, from Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz HS), is a Neuroscience major (3.80 GPA). She is a two-year co-captain and three-year letterwinner. She is also two-time Pac-10 All-Academic selection and CRCA West Region National Scholar-Athlete, as well as UCLA's Most Valuable Novice in 2002.

Rogers, a junior from Norco (Santiago HS), is a Communication Studies major (3.71 GPA). She is a three-year letterwinner and a two-time Pac-10 All-Academic selection and CRCA West Region National Scholar-Athlete.

Ong, a junior from San Diego (University of San Diego HS), is a Psychobiology major, (3.71 GPA). She has coxed the varsity eight for the past two seasons. She is a three-year letterwinner and two-time Pac-10 All-Academic selection and CRCA West Region National Scholar-Athlete.

Pallas-Jacobs, a sophomore from San Diego (University City HS), is an Undeclared major (3.40 GPA). She is a two-year varsity letterwinner and has been an impact in the varsity eight since her freshman season.

Pac-10 All-Academic Team

First Team Yr. GPA Major
Kristen Bixel, UCLA JR 3.82 Physiological Science
Kasia Bloch, WSU SO 3.75 Zoology
Lauren Buford, USC SR 3.4 International Relations
Irene Condella, UCLA SR 3.68 Geography/Environmental Studies
Deborah Curry, WSU SR 3.58 Business Administration
Janelle Dubbins, WASH JR 3.52 Pre-Med
Gemma Edward-Aron, WASH JR 3.72 Art
Kathleen Freeborn, OSU SR 3.88 Agriculture
Kelly Garneski, STAN JR 3.66 Human Biology
Courtney Goodridge, WSU SO 3.91 Sociology
Monica Grova, UCLA JR 3.8 Neuroscience
Melissa Haury, STAN SR 3.63 Human Biology
Martha Helgeland, CAL SR 3.17 Geography
Megan Kalmoe, WASH JR 3.64 Latin
Kate Kaso, USC JR 3.55 Political Science
Kaitlyn Kernek, OSU SR 3.55 Liberal Studies
Natasha Labelle, CAL SO 3.86 Undeclared
Elizabeth Lee, CAL SO 3.69 Anthropology
Molly Loeb, STAN SR 3.59 Political Science
Maryann Lundberg, SWU JR 3.54 Accounting & Finance
Ashley Maloney, STAN SR 3.52 Earth Systems
Jennifer McColloch, STAN SR 3.62 Earth Systems
Rosy Miller, WSU JR 3.67 Animal Sciences
Emina Ong, UCLA JR 3.71 Psychobiology
Stephanie Parker, OSU SO 3.72 Exercise & Sport Science
Nancy Raskauskas, OSU JR 3.79 Fisheries & Wildlife
Jessica Rogers, UCLA JR 3.71 Communication Studies
Ashley Smith, CAL SO 3.78 English
Margit Swemmer, STAN SO 3.64 Mathematics
Suzanne Vogt, WSU SO 3.7 Movement Studies
Kathryn Weslow, USC JR 3.66 Psychology
Melissa Zimel, USC SR 3.66 Biology
Second Team Yr. GPA Major
Kimberly Atkinson, CAL SO 3.15 English/Political Science
Michelle Bacon, OSU SO 3.56 Fisheries & Wildlife
Jessica Bills, WSU SO 3.02 History
Karin Clifton, CAL JR 3.09 Integrative Biology
Laura Creager, STAN SO 3.56 Earth Systems
Sharon Finney, WSU SO 3.12 Nutrition & Foods
Laura Griffin, WSU SO 3.27 Undeclared
Amy Hendershot, WSU SO 3.21 Undeclared
Wendy Hoeveler, STAN SR 3.3 American Studies
Liz Pallas-Jacobs, UCLA SO 3.4 Undeclared
Andrea Korom, USC SR 3.22 Urban Planning & Development
Abby Loughrey, STAN SO 3.35 Earth Systems
Angelique Manning, OSU JR 3.06 Business Administration
Angela Manson, WSU JR 3.1 Biology
Lori Maricle, WSU JR 3.18 Communications
Naomi Markle, CAL SO 3.41 Mass Communications
Natasha Nemyre, OSU JR 3.39 International Business
Ursela Nicholson, CAL SO 3.29 Undeclared
Erin Overweg, CAL SO 3.04 Undeclared
Kaylan Vander Schliden, CAL SO 3.29 Undeclared
Andria Shook, USC SR 3.19 International Relations
Kristin Tomlinson, OSU SO 3.62 Health Promotion & Education
Kristin Tryon, OSU JR 3.03 Business Administration
Sabine Zimmerman, CAL SO 3.48 Mass Communications

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