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Clemson Rowers Named To CRCA All-South Region Team

June 11, 2002

CLEMSON, SC – Four members of the 2002 Clemson rowing team were named to the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association All-South Region first or second teams. The four selections are the most ever for Clemson in one season. Lucy Doolittle, Aimee Fox and Emily Kuivila earned first-team honors, while Sally Kukla was named a member of the second team.

This is the third consecutive all-region award for Doolittle, and the second for Fox. Doolittle, a senior from Mauldin, SC, was named Clemson rowing’s first CRCA All-American in 2001 after garnering All-South Region honors last year. She earned All-Central scond-team honors in 2000 as Clemson’s first-ever All-Region honoree. This season, she was also named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference team for the second consecutive year.

Fox, a senior from Westbrook, ME, also earned her second conecutive All-South Region honors. She is also a member of the 2002 All-ACC team, and was named to the 2001 All-South Region first team.

Kuivila garnered her first All-South Region honor as the first team coxswain. The junior from Dublin, OH, coxed the Tigers’ varsity eight in 2002.

A native of Florence, SC, Kukla earned her first All-South Region honor as a member of the second team. The sophomore moved into the Tigers’ varsity eight after competing on the novice roster and receiving Clemson’s most improved novice award in 2001.

The All-Region awards are designed to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of female rowers and coxswains during the current season. The nomination criteria include meeting eligibility rules as defined by her institution, participating in at least 75% of the season’s races in the varsity boat, and the student-athletes head coach must be in good standing with the CRCA.

The 12 rowers and one coxswain who comprise the team are selected by CRCA head coaches based on the nominee’s team record, strength of schedule, nomination rank, coach’s comments and 2,000-meter ergometer score.