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Notre Dame Junior Heads All-ACC Academic Rowing Team
Fifty-Three Person Team Chosen From A Record 173 Nominees From Eight Schools
GREENSBORO, NC—The Atlantic Coast Conference Rowing Scholar-Athlete of the Year, Anna Kottkamp of Notre Dame, leads the 2014 All-ACC Academic Rowing Team announced Tuesday by Commissioner John D. Swofford.
Kottkamp, a junior from Wenatchee, Wash., who is majoring in Environmental Science, is a member of Notre Dame’s First Varsity Eight boat that posted a ninth-place finish at the NCAA Rowing Championships which also resulted in a ninth-place team finish for the Irish, tying the school’s best-ever NCAA finish. She has a 4.0 GPA for the spring semester and her career GPA is also a 4.0. She was honored at the NCAA Rowing Championships with the NCAA’s Elite 89 Awards for having the highest cumulative GPA of any 2014 NCAA Rowing competitor.
She also helped Notre Dame’s First Varsity Eight to a second-place finish at the ACC Championship as the Irish also finished second as a team in their first season of competition in the conference. Kottkamp was named one of the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) Scholar-Athletes, the second straight year she has been named a CRCA Scholar-Athlete.
Kottkamp was one of 11 Notre Dame rowers named to the All-ACC Academic Rowing team, the most of any school. Clemson was next with 10 honorees, followed by Virginia with seven, Syracuse and Duke with six each, Boston College and Miami with five apiece and North Carolina with three.
In all, five All-Americas, 14 members of the All-ACC Rowing team, 38 CRCA Scholar-Athletes and 13 CRCA All-Region honorees are featured on the 2014 All-ACC Academic Rowing Team. The 53 rowers were selected from a record pool of 173 nominees from the ACC’s eight schools who sponsor rowing, an impressive average of 21.6 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.
Notre Dame’s Erin Boxberger (Overland Park, Kan.) and Virginia’s Brandy Herald (Portland,. Ore.) were also named first team All-Americas, while Notre Dame’s Molly Bruggeman (Dayton, Ohio), Syracuse’s Georgia Hamilton (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada) and Virginia’s Constanze Duell (Oberschleissheim, Germany) were second-team All-America honorees.
The 14 members of the All-ACC Rowing squad selected to the All-ACC Academic team were Ellen Burr (Cazenovia, N.Y.) of Boston College; Samantha Duggan (Christchurch, N.Z.) and Paula Wesselmann (Flensburg, Germany) of Clemson; Caroline Williams (Raleigh, N.C.) of Duke; Breanna Hayton (Victoria, British Columbia) of Miami; Maria Santoyo (Raleigh, N.C.) of North Carolina; Boxberger, Bruggeman and Christina Dines (Buffalo, N.Y.); Hamilton and Rebecca Soja (Simsbury, Conn.); and Duell, Herald and Elle Murray (Tampa, Fla.) of Virginia.
Miami’s Breanna Hayton was named to the All-ACC Academic Rowing team for the fourth straight year while Boston College’s Burr and Clemson’s Laura D’Urso (Culdaff, Dunross, Ireland) and Giulia Longatti (Como, Italy) earned their third consecutive honors.
A total of 12 repeated from last year’s Academic All-ACC team including Burr and Kaitlyn Votta (Wallingford, Pa.) of Boston College; D’Urso and Longatti of Clemson; Grace Cassidy (New Fairfield, Conn.), Caroline Kiritsy (West Roxbury, Mass.) and Claire Vannelli (London, Ontario, Can.) of Duke; Hayton of Miami; Santoyo of North Carolina; and Duell, Sarah McGovern (Bala Cynwyd, Pa.) and Catherine Multari (Halifax, Nova Scotia) of Virginia.
The 38 CRCA scholar-athletes who were also selected for the All-ACC Academic team included Burr, Votta and Alicia McKean (Athol, Mass.) of Boston College; Duggan, D’Urso, Longatti, Wesselmann, Stephannie Allen (Orlando, Fla.), Erin Ferguson (Rock Hill, S.C.), Julie Gilbert (Fenton, Mich.), Rebecca Kretzer (Richmond, Va.), Emily Mutschler (Huntingtown, Md.) and Anna Skochdopole (Indianapolis, Ind.) of Clemson; Vannelli of Duke; Hayton, Sarah Ashebrock (North Shore, N.Z.) and Caitlin Lowe (Al;exandria, N.Z.) of Miami; Santoyo, Allie Davis (Dublin, Ohio) and Sarah Priest (Chapel Hill, N.C.) of North Carolina; Boxberger, Bruggeman, Dines, Kottkamp, Rose Doerfler (Pittsburgh, Pa.), Courtney Gaberino (Pewaukee, Wis.), Sarah Kappers (Cincinnati, Ohio), Teresa Rubinger (Arlington, Va.), Katie Skorcz (Round Lake, Ill.) and Alex Techar (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) of Notre Dame; Hamilton, Soja, Chelsea Frawley (Melbourne, Australia), Caroline Habjan (New Milford, Conn.) and Miranda Williams (Newtown, Australia) of Syracuse; McGovern, Multari and Kaitlyn McCullough (Campbell, Calif.) of Virginia.
2014 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Rowing Team
Name Class Academic Major School Hometown
Stephannie Allen Jr. Wildlife Biology Clemson Orlando, Fla.
Sarah Aschebrock So. Criminology Miami North Shore, N.Z.
Erin Boxberger Jr. Design Notre Dame Overland Park, Kan.
Molly Bruggeman Sr. Anthropology Notre Dame Dayton, Ohio
Ellen Burr Jr. International Studies Boston College Cazenovia, N.Y.
Grace Cassidy Sr. Religion Duke New Fairfield, Conn.
Alycia Da’Loia-Moore Sr. Clinical Social Work Boston College Bronx, N.Y.
Allie Davis Sr. Political Science North Carolina Dublin, Ohio
Christina Dines Sr. American Studies Notre Dame Buffalo, N.Y.
Rose Doerfler Jr. Chemical Engineering Notre Dame Pittsburgh, Pa.
Constanze Duell Jr. Kinesiology Virginia Oberschleissheim, Ger.
Samantha Duggan Jr. Architecture Clemson Christchurch, N.Z.
Laura D’Urso Sr. Sociology Clemson Dunross, Culdaff, Ireland
Erin Ferguson So. Biology Clemson Rock Hill, S.C.
Chelsea Frawley Fr. Communication & Rhet. Syracuse Melbourne, Australia
Courtney Gaberino Sr. Mechanical Engineering Notre Dame Pewaukee, Wis.
Julie Gilbert So. Microbiology Clemson Fenton, Mich.
Caroline Habjan Jr. Biotechnology Syracuse New Milford, Conn.
Georgia Hamilton Jr. International Relations Syracuse Missassauga, Ontario
Meghan Hamilton Jr. Exercise Physiology Miami Davie, Fla.
Breanna Hayton Sr. Aerospace Engineering Miami Victoria, B.C., Canada
Brandy Herald Sr. Psychology Virginia Portland, Ore.
Sarah Kappers So. Science Preprofessional Notre Dame Cincinnati, Ohio
Caroline Kiritsy Sr. Mechanical Engineering Duke West Roxbury, Mass.
Anna Kottkamp Jr. Environmental Science Notre Dame Wenatchee, Wis.
Rebecca Kretzer So. Mechanical Engineering Clemson Richmond, Va.
Giulia Longatti Jr. Political Science Clemson Como, Italy
Caitlin Lowe So. Exercise Physiology Miami Alexandria, N.Z.
Maggie McCrudden Sr. Nutrition Syracuse Ridgewood, N.J.
Kaitlyn McCullough Sr. Commerce Virginia Campbell, Calif.
Kelly McElduff Jr. Nursing Boston College Duxbury, Mass.
Sarah McGovern Sr. Psychology Virginia Bala Cynwyd, Pa.
Alicia McKean Jr. Applied Psychology Boston College Athol, Mass.
Catherine Multari Sr. Kinesiology Virginia Halifax, Nova Scotia
Joanna Mulvey So. Mechanical Engineering Notre Dame Staatsburg, N.Y.
Elle Murray Sr. Foreign Affairs Virginia Tampa, Fla.
Emily Mutschler So. Parks, Rec. & Tourism Clemson Huntingtown, Md.
Sarah Priest Jr. Exercise & Sport Science North Carolina Chapel Hill, N.C.
Georgia Ratcliff Fr. Undeclared Virginia Falls Church, Va.
Teresa Rubinger Sr. History Notre Dame Arlington, Va.
Maria Santoyo Sr. Global Studies North Carolina Raleigh, N.C.
Anna Skochdopole So. Biological Sciences Clemson Indianapolis, Ind.
Katie Skorcz So. Accountancy Notre Dame Round Lake, Ill.
Rebecca Soja Sr. Architecture Syracuse Simsbury, Conn.
Sophia Staal Jr. Political Science Duke Nairobi, Kenya
Alex Stonehill So. Evolutionary Anthropology Duke Norwalk, Conn.
Alex Techar So. International Economics Notre Dame Toronto, Ont., Can.
Claire Vannelli Jr. Biomedical Engineering Duke London, Ont., Canada
Kaitlyn Votta Jr. Biology Boston College Wallingford, Pa.
Paula Wesselmann So. Industrial Engineering Clemson Flensburg, Germany
Caroline Williams Jr. Civil & Environmental Eng. Duke Raleigh, N.C.
Miranda Williams Sr. Psychology & Gender Stud. Syracuse Newtown, Australia
Alison Whitty So.. Exercise Physiology Miami St. Catharines, Ont., Can.