UCLA Rowing's Vanessa Teff Earns Third All-America Selection

June 9, 2008

LOS ANGELES - UCLA's Vanessa Teff has been named a Pocock Division I second-team All-America selection, as announced by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA). Teff has become the first three-time All-America honoree in UCLA women's rowing history.

Teff earned first-team All-America honors as a sophomore (2007) after being named a second-team selection her freshman season (2006). Teff has also gained All-West Region honors, as announced by the CRCA, each of the last three seasons.

Teff, a key member of UCLA's varsity eight crew each of the past three years, led UCLA to dual-meet victories against Sand Diego State and Loyola Marymount in 2008. The Bruins' varsity eight crew finished first at the Stanford Invite and raced to a fifth-place finish in the Grand Final of the San Diego Crew Classic.

Earlier this week, Teff became the first Bruin in UCLA women's rowing history to have been named an All-Pac-10 team selection for three consecutive seasons. Teff earned All-Pac-10 team honors as a sophomore (2007) and freshman (2006) after having led the Bruins' varsity eight crew to an at-large berth in the NCAA Championships each of those two seasons.

The 2008 Division I All-America selections recognize outstanding performances of individual rowers and coxswains at NCAA Division I institutions. The student-athlete must have met all eligibility rules and have rowed at least 75 percent of the season's races in the varsity boat.

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