Norris Picks Up CRCA Pocock All-American Honorable Mention Nod
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Washington State University rowing senior Jessica Norris has been selected as a 2021 Pocock All-America Honorable Mention selection by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA).
Norris, who is a Havelock, New Zealand native, enjoyed a very successful 2021 campaign with the Washington State rowing team, as she competed in all but one regatta in the first varsity eight boat. She helped WSU earn an at-large bid into the 2021 NCAA Rowing Championship, where the Cougs finished 15th overall. WSU also captured the Winchell Cup back on March 20 at Oregon State, with Norris anchoring the stroke position. The senior also helped Washington State finish fifth at the Pac-12 Championship, as she sat in the six-seat with the first varsity eight.
It is the first CRCA Pocock All-American Honorable Mention selection for Norris. She becomes the first WSU rower since Ivy Elling Quaintance to be recognized by the CRCA as an All-American. The New Zealand native is that 16th WSU rower in program history to earn an CRCA All-American distinction. Norris was also named to the All-Pac-12 team for the first time in her career back in May.
To receive the CRCA honors, 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 school's varsity boat in 75 percent of races this season.
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