Six ACC Rowers Named CRCA All-Americans

Virginia, Notre Dame Honored with Two Selections Each

Greensboro, N.C.—Six Atlantic Coast Conference Rowers earned selection to the 2014 Pocock All-American Rowing team announced Monday by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA).

Virginia, which finished fifth in the NCAA Championships, and Notre Dame, which placed ninth, each had two selections to the team, one apiece on the first and second teams. Clemson and Syracuse also had one rower each on the second team.

Earning first-team honors were Brandy Herald, a senior for Virginia from Portland, Oregon,  and Erin Boxberger, a junior for Notre Dame from Overland Park, Kansas.

Boxberger was a second-team All-America selection in 2013, while Herald was one of the members of Virginia’s First Varsity Eight crew that captured the ACC Championship this year. Boxberger becomes only the third multi-year All-America for Notre Dame in rowing.

Earning second-team All-America honors were Constanze Duell of Virginia, Molly Bruggerman of Notre Dame, Milena Heuer of Clemson and Georgia Hamilton of Syracuse.

Duell, a senior from Oberschleissheim, Germany,  was also a member of UVa’s First Varsity Eight crew that was named the ACC’s Crew of the Year. Bruggerman, a senior from Dayton, Ohio, earned her third All-America citation as she was a first-team honoree in both 2012 and 2013.

Heuer, only a sophomore from Leer, Germany, earned first-team All-ACC honors last year as a freshman.  Hamilton, a junior from Missassauga, Ontario, Canada, rowed in the First Varsity Eight boat for the 19th-ranked Syracuse Orange. 

The All-America honors for Herald, Duell, Heuer and Hamilton were the first of their careers.

ACC Rowing CRCA All-America Selections

First Team All-America
Erin Boxberger, Notre Dame, Jr., Overland Park, Kan.
Brandy Herald, Virginia, Sr., Portland, Ore.

Second Team All-America
Molly Bruggerman, Notre Dame, Sr., Dayton, Ohio
Constanze Duell, Virginia, Sr., Oberschleissheim, Germany
Georgia Hamilton, Syracuse, Jr., Missassauga, Ontario, Canada
Milena Heuer, Clemson, So., Leer, Germany