Ten Cougars Earn Pac-10 Rowing All-Academic Honors

June 7, 2010

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Ten members of the Washington State University women's rowing team earned Pacific-10 Conference All-Academic accolades, commissioner Larry Scott announced Monday. The Cougars placed 13th at the NCAA Rowing Championships last month in Gold River, Calif.

Four Cougars were named to the first team including seniors Corina Chilibeck (3.64 grade point average, bioengineering), Erica Lewis (3.62 GPA, movement studies) and Hannah Rothstrom (3.55 GPA, medical sciences), and sophomore Katie Dick (3.96, philosophy).

Four other members of the WSU squad earned second team accolades including senior Erika Jorgensen (3.28 GPA, biology) and juniors Christina Kinck (3.43 GPA, environmental science), Sarah Powell (3.43 GPA, movement studies) and Katie Wollstein (3.37 GPA, wildlife ecology).

Rounding out the Cougar honorees on the honorable mention squad were senior Kyann Martin and junior Natasha Ostopovich.

Chilibeck, Lewis and Rothstrom each repeated as first team honorees from 2009. Rothstrom has earned first team honors all three seasons she's been eligible for the award, marking her the sixth Cougar to accomplish that feat. Chilibeck, Jorgensen and Lewis have been honored the past three seasons for their academic achievements, while Kinck, Martin and Wollstein are two-time honorees.

To be eligible for selection to the Pac-10 academic teams, a student-athlete must have a minimum 3.0 overall grade point average, compete in a minimum of 50 percent of competitions, and be in at least her second academic year at the institution.

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