MEDFORD – Twelve members of the Tufts University women's rowing team were recently selected as Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) National Scholar-Athletes for the 2018 season.
Requirements for the honor include the student-athlete meeting all eligibility rules as defined by their institution, the student-athlete competing in at least her sophomore year of eligibility, and the student-athlete rowing in their institution's NCAA or IRA eligible boats for a minimum of 75-percent of the spring races, or racing in a regional or conference event.
The student-athlete almost must have a 3.5 cumulative grade point average or higher for her career (through the fall semester/quarter for the current competition year).
Receiving the honor for Tufts were sophomore Jill Armenia (Biology major), Sera Busse (Biology), sophomore Madeleine Clarke (Community Health / Nutrition), Emma Conroy (Economics / Environmental Studies), sophomore Grace Fabrycky (Sociology / Political Thought), junior Miranda Finestone (International Relations / History), sophomore Prairie Hammer (Biochemistry), junior Erika Madrian (Biochemistry), senior Arielle Mann (Chemistry), junior Maddie Orzeske (International Relations), senior Annelise Ryan (Community Health) and junior Miriam Weiss (International Relations/ Economics).
With their 12 honorees, Tufts joined Pacific Lutheran University as having the most rowers named as CRCA National Scholar-Athletes for Division III.
On the water, Tufts placed sixth in the women's point trophy standings at the 2018 New England Rowing Championships. For the National Invitational Rowing Championships, the Jumbos were third.