25 ACC Rowers Named 2012 CRCA Scholar-Athletes

May 24, 2012

GREENSBORO, N.C.— A total of 25 Atlantic Coast Conference rowers have been honored as 2012 Scholar-Athletes by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA), the Association announced this week.

To be named a CRCA Scholar-Athlete, a rower must: 1. Have at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA through the fall semester of 2011. 2. Met all eligibility rules as defined by her institution 3. Have rowed in her institution’s boat (s) a minimum of 75% of the current spring races or racing in a major regional conference event. 4. Have a coach be a member in good standing with the CRCA as of May 1, 2012.

Clemson led all ACC schools with eight rows chosen, followed by Boston College and Duke with six each, Virginia and Miami with two each, and North Carolina with one.

A total of eight ACC Rowers were honored for the third straight year including Emily Charnowski (St. Louis, Mo.) and Rachel Pettis (Acworth, Ga.) of Boston College; Becca Brown (Greenville, S.C.), Taylor Hoynacki (Tega Cay, S.C.) and Katie Mosier (Piscataway, N.J.) of Clemson; Tori Arendt (North Royalton, Ohio) and Rory Erickson-Kulas (Naugatuck, Conn.) of Duke; and Sarah Borchelt (Sterling, Mass.) of Virginia.

An additional four ACC Rowers were honored as CRCA Scholar-Athletes for the second time: Sarah Loiselle (Westmont, Ill.) of Boston College; Bre Przestrzelski (Swannanoa, N.C.) of Clemson; and Katie Burke (Lutz, Fla.) and Emily Theys (Stoughton, Wis.) of Duke.

The 2012 ACC CRCA Scholar-Athletes by school:

Boston College (6)
Name Hometown Major
Lauren Beebe Castle Rock, Col. Political Science
Alexis Carriere Manchester, Conn. Nursing
Emily Charnowski St. Louis, Mo. Psychology and Theology
Sarah Loiselle Westmont, Ill. Economics & Political Science
Rachel Pettis Acworth, Ga. Art History
Stephanie Ragland Reston, Va. History
Clemson (8)
Laura Basadonna Torino, Italy Pre-Business
Becca Brown Greenville, S.C. Bio engineering
Marissa Henry Hampton Falls, N.H. Language and International Trade
Taylor Hoynacki Tega Cay, S.C. Communications
Jacklyn Kovach Wyomissing, Pa. Bioengineering
Katie Mosier Piscataway, N.J. Marketing
Bre Przestrzelski Swannanoa, N.C. Bioengineering
Kathleen Scibelli Walkersville, Md. Animal and Veterinary Science
Duke (6)
Tori Arendt North Royalton, Ohio Biology
Sarah Baker Fairport, N.Y. Cultural Anthropology
Katie Burke Lutz, Fla. Psychology
Rory Erickson-Kulas Naugatuck, Conn. Public Policy
Elizabeth Howell Atlanta, Ga. Neuroscience
Emily Theys Stoughton, Wis. Sociology
Miami (2)
Breanna Hayton Victoria, B. C. Engineering
Dani Yuska Jacksonville, Fla. Nursing
North Carolina (1)
Claire Wardius Pittsburgh, Pa. English
Virginia (2)
Sarah Borchelt Sterling, Mass. Nursing
Molly Frear Wilton, Conn. Italian