Katie Dick Picks up Rowing Honors

May 27, 2010

GOLD RIVER , Calif. - Washington State University sophomore rower Katie Dick has been named to both the 2010 Pacific-10 Women's Rowing All-Conference and Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) 2010 Division I All-West Region First Teams, the two organizations announced.

Dick, a sophomore from Victoria, British Columbia, is in her first season with the varsity eight, which has been ranked as high as 10th in the country this season. Currently ranked 14th in the country, the Cougars are in Gold River, Calif., preparing for the NCAA Championships which kick off Friday morning.

This season, Dick and the varsity eight have defeated three other teams in the NCAA Championships, including Washington, Wisconsin and Tennessee. Washington State is one of six Pac-10 teams at the championships this week, joined by California, UCLA, USC, Stanford and Washington.

Members of the All-Conference rowing teams are based upon each institution's finish in the varsity eight championship race at the conference championships, which were held May 16 on Lake Natoma in Gold River, Calif. The Conference champion provides four members of the All-Conference team, the Pac-10 second-place crew provides three members, and the Pac-10 third-place finisher provides two. All other participating Conference crews receive one selection each.

WSU has had a total of 31 rowers earn All-Pac-10 accolades dating back to 1988, while at least one WSU rower has been named to the all-conference team in each of the last 18 seasons.

The Pac-10 also released its individual awards as California's Dave O'Neill was named Women's Coach of the Year, Golden Bear coxswain Jill Costello was named Women's Athlete of the Year and her teammate Kara Kohler was named Newcomer of the Year, for a Cal sweep of the 2010 Pac-10 women's rowing honors.

Dick also became the 10th Cougar to receive CRCA All-West Region First Team honors and is now eligible for CRCA All-America Accolades which will be announced following the NCAA Rowing Championships. Last season Erica Lewis earned all-region accolades, while Dick is the second sophomore in three years to earn the honors as Irena Neffeova went on to earn first team All-America honors in 2008.

Eleven of the 12 first team and six of the eight second team west region honorees came from Pac-10 schools, led by California with three rowers on the first team and two on the second team.

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 schools' varsity boat in 75 percent of races this season.

Pac-10 All-Conference Team
Liene Bertasjus*, USC
Alex Bolt, UCLA
Katie Dick, WSU
Mary Jeghers, CAL
Kristina Lofman, CAL
Elle Logan**, STAN
Grace Luczak, STAN
Kayleigh Mack, WASH
Adrienne Martelli, WASH
Lindsay Meyer, STAN
Lauren Morgenthaler, OSU
Iva Obradovic**, CAL
Taryn O'Connell, CAL
*second career All-Conference Selection
** third career All-Conference selection;
*** fourth career All-Conference selection

CRCA All West Region
First Team

Iva Obradovic - California
Mary Jeghers - California
Kara Kohler - California
Elle Logan - Stanford
Lindsay Meyer - Stanford
Liene Bertasjus - USC
Ivana Filipovic - USC
Alexandra Bolt - UCLA
Katie Dick - Washington State
Neta Fischer - Oregon State
Holly Hopkins - Sacramento State
Coxswain - Alaizah Koorji - UCLA

Second Team
Taryn O'Connell - California
Erika Roddy - Stanford
Grace Luczak - Stanford
Anna Specjalska - USC
Britta Syverson - UCLA
Hannah Patrick - San Diego
Casi Boyle - San Diego State
Coxswain - Chelsea Lucas - California