Clemson’s Brown, Giannini Honored by the CRCA

Clemson’s Brown, Giannini Honored by the CRCA

May 20, 2005

The Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) announced its 2005 All-Region selections Friday. The awards, presented by Pocock, recognize the outstanding accomplishments of female rowers and coxswains this season. Thirty-nine schools are represented on the first and second-team All-Region, led by eight institutions that placed five rowers each. Varsity 8+ boats ranked in the top six regionally received automatic selections for their respective nominees.

Clemson rowing, which finished 10th overall and third in the region at last weekend’s Aramark Central/South Sprints, produced All-Region selections in senior Elizabeth Giannini. A Greenville, SC native, Brown was a CRCA National Scholar Athlete as a junior in 2003-04 and is a three-time selection to the ACC Academic Honor Roll. She was named to the first-team All-Region. She also was an All-ACC selection this spring. Giannini, a native of Jacksonville, FL and varsity 8+ coxswain this spring, was honored as the second-team All-Region coxswain.

California, the nation’s #1 ranked varsity 8+, was one of the eight schools that produced five All-Region selections. The Golden Bears, who took over the top spot in the latest CRCA/US Rowing poll this past week, had four first-team selections (Kaylan Vander Schilden, Jelena Djukic, Iva Obradovic, coxswain Remy Hitomi). Yale, Princeton, Brown, Virginia, Stanford, Wisconsin, and Syracuse were the other schools to produce five All-Region selections. A coxswain was selected from each region for both first and second-team representation.

The 2004-05 Regional Coaches of the Year were also selected. The award is intended to recognize a coach from each region that had outstanding success during the 2005 season, or demonstrated great team improvement from the 2004 season, and demonstrated a high level of professionalism and integrity. The five coaches selected were Dave O’Neil (California) from the West Region, Lori Dauphiny (Princeton) from the Mid-Atlantic Region, Will Porter (Yale) from the New England Region, Matt Weise (Michigan State) from the Midwest Region, and Kevin Sauer (Virginia) from the South Region.

2005 First-Team All-Region SelectionsStudent-Athlete                        Region                                InstitutionKaylan Vander Schilden                West                                CaliforniaJelena Djukic                        West                                CaliforniaIva Obradovic                        West                                CaliforniaSamantha Magee                        West                                StanfordMissy Fiesler                        West                                StanfordJanelle Dubbins                        West                                 WashingtonKristen Bixel                        West                                UCLAJody Thomas                        West                                WSUSarah Dubrasich                        West                                Oregon StateLaura Harder                        West                                Sacramento St.Remy Hitomi                        West                                California (coxswain)Caroline Lind                        Mid-Atlantic                        PrincetonKatrina Wechselberger                Mid-Atlantic                        PrincetonJackie Zider                        Mid-Atlantic                        PrincetonAnna Goodale                        Mid-Atlantic                        SyracuseKelly McGrorey                        Mid-Atlantic                        SyracuseTara Coleman                        Mid-Atlantic                        ColumbiaElizabeth Peters                        Mid-Atlantic                        ColumbiaAmy Becht                        Mid-Atlantic                        NavyMaureen Lynch                        Mid-Atlantic                        ColgateMargaret Arbuthnot                Mid-Atlantic                        PrincetonRachel Jeffers                        New England                        YaleMaria Stevens                        New England                        YaleClaire Norsetter                        New England                        YaleMeg Anderson                        New England                        BrownCatherine Starr                        New England                        BrownCaryn Davies                        New England                        HarvardMolly Durkin                        New England                        HarvardCaitlin Durkin                        New England                        BUMiriam Barsalou                        New England                        NEKate Davison                        New England                        DartmouthLeah Jacobsen                        New England                        UMassTess Casey                        New England                        Boston CollegeJehan Budak                        New England                        Yale (coxswain)Andrea Bagwell                        South                                TennesseeChelsea Pemberton                South                                TennesseeKaitlin Bargreen                        South                                TennesseeCarolyn McMillan                South                                VirginiaMargaret Matia                        South                                VirginiaAmelia Spence                        South                                LouisvilleBrooke Spence                         South                                LouisvilleTanya Kleisher                        South                                UCFAshlee Brown                        South                                ClemsonPam Painter                        South                                TexasLaura Forehand                        South                                VirginiaDiana Albrecht                        Central                                Ohio StateAnnabelle Fago                        Central                                Ohio StateAmanda Purcell                        Central                                Ohio StateNikki Lennart                        Central                                WisconsinShannon Gedman                        Central                                WisconsinBrett Sickler                        Central                                MichiganLeah Ketcheson                        Central                                MichiganErin Robertson                        Central                                Michigan StateCheryl Wick                        Central                                MinnesotaMichelle Tranner                        Central                                IowaLaura Lazaridis                        Central                                IndianaAmanda Polk                        Central                                Notre DameMeg Bradshaw                        Central                                Wisconsin (coxswain)

2005 Second-Team All-Region Selections Student-Athlete Region Institution Laura Terheyden West California Susan BeVille West Stanford Stephanie Morrison West Stanford Allison De Palma West Washington Elizabeth Pallos-Jacobs West UCLA Vanessa Glendenning West LMU Brittany McMahon West SDSU Kelly Garneski West Stanford (coxswain) Kristin Haraldsdottir Mid-Atlantic Princeton Shawna O’Brien Mid-Atlantic Syracuse Cat Henry Mid-Atlantic Syracuse Jessica Mullin Mid-Atlantic Columbia Sarah Atwell Mid-Atlantic Navy Amy Birsak Mid-Atlantic Rutgers Laura beaufort Mid-Atlantic Delaware Makiko Muraoka Mid-Atlantic Syracuse (coxswain) Jane Moore New England Yale Deborah Dryer New England Brown Gillian Almy New England Brown Erin Barringer New England Harvard Stephanie Miller New England BU Katherine Glessner New England NE Ursula Henwood New England U Conn Mira Mehta New England Brown (coxswain) Dana Forbes South Tennessee Katie Yrazabal South Virginia Catelyn Coyle South Virginia Beth Daunhauer South Louisville Amy Price South UCF Meghan Gaab South SMU Elizabeth Giannini South Clemson(coxswain) Ninett Kossowsky Central Ohio State Jennifer Tuffree Central Wisconsin Julie Quoss Central Wisconsin Crystal Culp Central Michigan Christine Brown Central Michigan State Elizabeth Ratterman Central Minnesota Tara Medina Central Michigan (coxswain)

2005 Regional Coaches of the Year Coach Region Institution Dave O’Neil West California Lori Dauphiny Mid-Atlantic Princeton Will Porter Yale New England Matt Weise Midwest Michigan State Kevin Sauer South Virginia