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Eight Clemson Rowers Named to the All-ACC Academic Team

Eight Clemson Rowers Named to the All-ACC Academic Team

July 8, 2010

GREENSBORO, NC – The Clemson rowing team, which finished second to Virginia in the ACC Championships and 15th nationally, had a total of eight rowers selected led by Michelle Nance, of Simpsonville, S.C. who is a three-time All-ACC Academic honoree who was also the 2009 ACC Rowing Scholar-Athlete of the Year. National Champion Virginia had eight selections. Duke and Miami were next with five selections each followed by Boston College (4) and North Carolina (3).

A total of four All-Americans, 20 CRCA Scholar-Athletes and six CRCA All-Region honorees are featured on the 2010 All-ACC Academic Rowing Team. The 33 rowers were selected from a pool of 140 nominees from the ACC’s six schools who sponsor rowing–Boston College, Clemson, Duke, Miami, North Carolina and Virginia–an impressive average of almost 23 nominees per school.

To be nominated for the All-ACC Academic team, student-athletes must have recorded a minimum of a 3.0 grade point average in the winter semester and have maintained a 3.0 career GPA at their respective schools.

The CRCA All-Americans were Virginia’s Jennifer Cromwell of Bellevue, Wash. and Katrin Reinert of Stuttgart, Germany, and Clemson’s Brittany Cummings of Virginia Beach, Va., who earned first-team honors, and Duke’s Alexandra Japhet of Evertt, Wash., who was a second-team selection. Additionally, Clemson sophomore Becca Brown of Greenville, S.C., earned second-team CRCA All-Region honors.

A total of 10 rowers repeated from last year’s All-ACC Academic team, including Nance and Clemson’s Brittany Cummings (Virginia Beach, Va.) and Grace Wolff (Chanhassen, Minn.) of Clemson; and Sarah Medland (Melbourne, Australia) and Monica Sajincic (Prian, Slovenia) of Miami as repeaters from last year’s All-ACC Academic squad. Additionally, Alexandra Japhet of Duke (Everett, Wash.) makes her second appearance on the team, having earned a spot on the 2008 All-ACC Academic Rowing team.

Nine All-ACC honorees where also selected to the All-ACC Academic team. Joining Cromwell were Phillips of Virginia; Nance, Cummings and Wolff of Clemson; Japhet and Rory Erickson-Kulas (Naugatuck, Conn.) of Duke; Medland of Miami and Megan McMullin (Burke, Va.) of North Carolina.

The 20 CRCA scholar-athletes who were also selected for the All-ACC Academic team, included Emily Charnowski (St. Louis, Mo.), Elisabeth Lobkowicz (Delray Beach, Fla.), Brigid Morrissey (McLean, Va.) and Rachel Pettis (Acworth, Ga.) of Boston College; Andrea Belbusti (Ridgeville, S.C.), Katherine Mosier (Piscataway, N.J.), Brown, Colberg, Nance and Trimboli of Clemson; Erickson-Kulas, Japhet, Tori Arendt (North Royalton, Ohio), Joline Doedens (Stuart, Fla.) and Ali Long (New Haven, Conn.) of Duke; Jennifer Nowicki (Greenlawn, N.Y.) and Brittany Walsh (Hampstead, N.C.) of North Carolina; Borchelt, Nelson and Phlllips of Virginia.