Clemson Rowing Honored by CRCA With Three National Scholar Athletes

Clemson Rowing Honored by CRCA With Three National Scholar Athletes

May 23, 2005

The Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) announced its 2005 National Scholar Athletes on Monday. The award recognizes student-athletes with a 3.5 cumulative GPA or higher that competed in 75 percent of her team’s 2005 spring races. Also, the student-athletes selected were upperclassmen (2nd, 3rd, or 4th year) in terms of eligibility and their head coaches must be good standing members of the CRCA.

Clemson had three rowers honored by the CRCA for outstanding academic achievement during the 2004-05 season. Tiger rowers Ashlee Brown, Allison Spiker, and Kristen Weinacker were chosen as National Scholar Athletes. Brown, a first-team All-ACC and All-South Region rower this spring, sports a 3.79 cumulative GPA in animal and veterinary sciences. She was also a National Scholar Athlete in 2004. Spiker has a 3.86 GPA in landscape architecture, while Weinacker boasts a 3.85 in nursing.

“These women are true examples of the term student-athlete,” said Susie Lueck, Clemson’s head coach. “Not only do they excel on the water and achieve success within the team, but also they compete well in the classroom by holding themselves to a higher academic standard.”

A total of 142 student-athletes from 49 schools were honored for their efforts during the 2005 season. The total number of recipients improved from the 2004 season, when 124 student-athletes were honored.

The Central Region produced 36 selections amongst 11 different schools. The South and New England regions produced 28 selections apiece, while the West and Mid-Atlantic both had 25 selections. Wisconsin led all schools with seven National Scholar Athletes, while Villanova was honored with six selections. Brown, Cincinnati, San Diego, Texas, and UCLA were represented with five honorees each.

2005 CRCA National Scholar Athletes

West Region (25)Lucy Eagleson   University of San Diego CommunicationJana Ekrem University of San Diego PsychologyElizabeth Sibulsky    University of San Diego HistoryPatricia Zawidski        University of San Diego I. HumanitiesAngela Chiarenza   University of San Diego Urban StudiesStephanie Parker   Oregon State    Exercise and SportKristen Tomlinson     Oregon State    Heath and EducationKristin Bixel        UCLA    Physiological ScienceMonica Grova       UCLA    NeuroscienceElizabeth Lee       UCLA    BiologyJessica Rogers   UCLA    CommunicationsEmina Ong UCLA    PsychologyKelly Garneski        Stanford        Human BiologyMargit Zwemer      Stanford        MathematicsKatherine Tasca      Santa Clara     FinanceKari Durgan      Gonzaga EnglishKaren O'Hagan    Gonzaga Psych/Political ScienceAshley Paiko     San Diego State Liberal StudiesLaura Harder     Sacramento State        Accounting/FinanceKatarzyna Bloch       Washington State        BiologyLina Brazinskaite        Washington State        Political ScienceMaryann Lundberg       Washington State        AccountingCaitlin McClain       Loyola Marymount        Urban Stds./Poly Sci.Janelle Dubbins    Washington      Pre-MedMegan Kalmoe     Washington      Latin/ English

New England (28) Sophie Barkan Northeastern Graphics Design Katharine Hayes Northeastern Marketing Kelly Crawford Northeastern Environmental Stds. Gretchen Gehrke Dartmouth Chemistry/Env. Stds. Colleen Harrison Dartmouth History Anne Kennedy Dartmouth History/Film Stds. Julia Saraidaridis Dartmouth History Lauren Priest Boston University Physical Therapy Taylor York Boston University Psychology Cathy Pruszynski Rhode Island Pre-Vet. Heather Schofield Harvard Economics Julie Gluck Harvard Economics Gretchen Weingarth Harvard Economics Claire Arpin Boston College Economics Kendall Hoekstra Boston College Communications Elizabeth Orofino Boston College Childhood/Development Bridget Regan Boston College History/Communications Tina Spagnoli Connecticut Pharmacy Jodi Hope Connecticut Family Studies Claire Norsetter Yale Political Science Charlotte Taft Yale Anhropology Jane Moore Yale History Joanna Hess Yale Political Science Deborah Dryer Brown English Mira Mehta Brown Community Health Rachel Dearborn Brown English Gillian Almy Brown International Rel. Catherine Starr Brown History of Art

Mid-Atlantic (25) Catherine Gariepy UMass Exercise Science Hannah Brewster UMass Exercise Science Gabrielle Papineau UMass Exercise Science Kristina Ferraro UMass English Amy Bircsak Rutgers Psychology Lauren Kolb Rutgers Animal Science Karen Cornell Rutgers Art History Jen Woschinko Rutgers Psychology Jane Hornickel Colgate Neuroscience Krista Barney Fordham Psychology Jennifer Roussill Fordham International Politcal Economics Lane Kohl Delaware Exercise Physiology Laura Beaufort Delaware Political Science Elena McDermott Villanova Political Science Taylor Malloy Villanova Communications Beverly Wilson Villanova Nursing Christina Baumgardner Villanova Political Science Kristen Stegeland Villanova Comprehensive Sci. Joanna Weber Villanova Classics Jessica Raymond Fairfield Psychology Brittany Teahan Fairfield Economics Maureen Sullivan Fairfield Marketing Christine Anglace Fairfield Management Anna Goodale Syracuse Illustration Catherine Henny Syracuse Education

South (28) Ashlee Brown Clemson Animal Sciences Kristen Weinacker Clemson Nursing Allison Spiker Clemson Landscape Architecture Lisa Terreberry Louisville Elementary Education Brooke Spence Louisville Sports Administration Amelia Buhts Louisville Liberal Studies Mary Daunhauer Louisville Health/Human Performance Amy Price UCF Marketing/Economics Krystina Sarff UCF English/ Art Education Kaitlin Bargreen Tennessee Child Dev. Dana Forbes Tennessee Sports Management Katrina Barry Stetson International Business Marilyn Cruickshank Stetson Discovery Amy Rigdon Stetson Religious Studies Kaya Wertz Stetson Psychology Adrienne Spinks UNC Exercise Sports Science Julie Domina UNC Exercise Sports Science Audrey Sefton Jacksonville Studio Art Lauren Calhoun Jacksonville Dance Susan Thompson SMU Cinema/Television Julie Burch Tulsa Psychology Christine LaBarre Tulsa Management/Info. Sys. Stephanie Lejbjuk Tulsa Exercise Science Karen Glazebrook Texas Psych/Kinesiology Pam Painter Texas Physics Anke Wagner Texas Elementary Education Courtney MacIntosh Texas Health Promotion Katey Porter Texas Advertising

Central (36) Shannon Gedman Wisconsin Nursing Julie Quoss Wisconsin Art Education Leah Gordon Wisconsin Psych/Biology Sarah Liefke Wisconsin Law Eva Payne Wisconsin Religious Studies Suzanne Sagues Wisconsin Nutritional Science Claire Wallace Wisconsin Political Science Amanda Walker Indiana Biochemistry Kelly Schuiling Indiana Elementary Education Dana Powell Indiana Journalism Stacey Young Indiana English Elizabeth Smith Michigan State Humanities Pre-Law Stephanie Black Kansas State Psychology Linzi Hauldren Kansas State Education Grace Riekenberg Kansas State English Amy Wagner Kansas State Kinesiology Jodi Baumgarth Cincinnati Health Science Taryn Dyle Cincinnati Industrial Design Kuria Kolodzaike Cincinnati Graphic Design Stacy Tanner Cincinnati Dietetics Linsey Berberich Cincinnati Marketing Katie Chenoweth Notre Dame Anthropology Maureen Gibbons Notre Dame Finance and Economics Lindsay Boik Eastern Michigan Exercise Science Amanda Fahrer Eastern Michigan Music Therapy Sara Delaney Eastern Michigan Education Lisa DeJules Eastern Michigan Nutrition Emily Vail Iowa Exercise Science Emily Wagstrom Iowa Exercise Science Anson Brennan Dayton Exercise Science Katie Lesko Dayton Biology Diana Albrecht Ohio State Journalism Jana Schiller Ohio State Business Elizabeth Tompkins Ohio State Zoology Franziska Schubert Ohio State Italian/Hosp Mngmt. Heidi Loebach Creighton Athletic Training