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Twelve WSU Rowers Named CRCA Scholar Athletes

Jun 28, 2022

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Twelve members of the Washington State rowing team has been named 2022 National Scholar Athletes by the College Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA), the organization announced.

Fifth-year senior Emma Barrett, seniors Gabby Hannen, Meg Montgomery, and Samantha Schmidt, juniors Caitlin Donaldson, Cate Field, Ella Greenslade, and Maddy Pollard, along with sophomores Audrey Gulig, Ilaria Macchi, Ainsley Tiernan, and Sydney Wick were named to the 2022 CRCA Scholar Student-Athlete list. To be eligible, each student-athlete must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.5-or-higher, be in her second, third, or fourth year of eligibility, and rowed in a minimum of 75 percent of the spring races in an NCAA boat.

It marks the third CRCA Scholar Athlete selection for Barrett. The Vienna, Virginia native, who majored in Kinesiology and Psychology graduated from Washington State this spring with a cumulative of 3.68. Meanwhile, it is the second-straight CRCA Scholar Athlete honor for Donaldson (3.79; Environmental and Ecosystem Sciences), Field (3.55; Kinesiology), Pollard (4.00; Kinesiology), and Schmidt (4.00; Kinesiology, M.S.).

Seven WSU rowers earned CRCA Scholar Athlete honors for the first time. That group includes Hannen (3.69; Environmental and Ecosystem Sciences), Montgomery (3.93; Kinesiology), Greenslade (3.87; Advertising), Gulig (3.66; Spanish and Entrepreneurship), Macchi (3.73; Biochemistry), Tiernan (3.83; Finance), and Wick (3.60; Psychology).

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