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Women’s Rowing Places Six On CRCA All-Academic Team

Jun 24, 2022
The Bears placed six athletes on the CRCA All-Academic Team.

BERKELEY – Six members of the Cal women's rowing team were named to the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) All-Academic team as announced by the organization Friday morning.

Megan Culbert, Antonia Galland, Charley Griffiths, Lily Rausser, Kaitlyn Turner, and Fien Van Westreenen all earned the recognition. It is the first CRCA all-academic honor for all six, with all six athletes finishing with cumulative GPAs north of 3.5.

A student-athlete must have a 3.5 GPA or higher in order to be named a scholar-athlete. They must also have met all eligibility rules, be in their second, third or fourth year of eligibility,  rowed in a minimum of 75% of the NCAA or IRA spring or regional races and have a head coach in good standing with the CRCA.

Culbert is undeclared with a 3.54 GPA. She rowed in the V4+ that defeated Washington at Redwood Shores this spring. She also rowed in the 3V8+ that placed second in the Women's Open Carley Copley Cup at the San Diego Crew Classic.

Galland, Turner, and Van Westreenen all rowed in the V8+ that advanced to the Grand Finals of the NCAA Championships. Galland is a conservation and resource studies major with a 3.75 GPA. Turner, the cox for the varsity eight, is a business administration major with a 3.86 GPA. Van Westreenen is a cognitive science major with a 3.80 GPA.

Griffiths, who coxed the V4+ that won the Petite Final at the NCAA Championships and coxed the 2V8+ that took third at the Pac-12 Championships, is a media studies major with a 3.60 GPA. Rausser rowed in the 3V8+ and 4V+ this spring, she is undeclared with a 3.53 GPA.

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