Virginia's Sarah Borchelt Named ACC 2011 Rowing Scholar-Athlete

June 29, 2011

Greensboro, NC - Atlantic Coast Conference Rowing Scholar-Athlete of the Year Sarah Borchelt of Virginia leads the 2011 All-ACC Academic Rowing Team announced Wednesday by Commissioner John D. Swofford.

Borchelt, a junior from Boston, Mass., who is majoring in Nursing, is a two-time Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) Scholar-Athlete and also a two-time member of the All-ACC Academic Rowing team, having previously been selected for the team in 2010. She is a member of Virginia's First Varsity Eight crew which finished seventh in this year's NCAA National Championships, winning the Petite Final and helping UVa to a No. 6 national team finish at the NCAA Championships, held last month in Sacramento, Calif. She becomes the second straight Cavalier to become the ACC's Scholar-Athlete of the Year, following in the footsteps of former UVa All-America Jennifer Cromwell, who captured the honor last year.

Boston College led all ACC schools with 11 selections, followed by Duke (8), Clemson (6), Virginia (5), North Carolina (3) and Miami (2).

In all, one All-America, nine members of the All-ACC Rowing team, 16 CRCA Scholar-Athletes and seven CRCA All-Region honorees are featured on the 2011 All-ACC Academic Rowing Team. The 35 rowers were selected from a pool of 122 nominees from the ACC's six schools who sponsor rowing--Boston College, Clemson, Duke, Miami, North Carolina and Virginia--an impressive average of almost 21 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.

Duke's Alex Japhet (Everett, Wash.), who appears on the All-ACC Academic Team for the third time in her career, earned 2nd-team CRCA All-America honors for the second straight year. She was joined as a CRCA All-Region honoree by Martha Kuzzy (Minneapolis, Minn.) of Virginia on the first team, and by Boston College's Erin Roche (Niskayuna, N.Y.), Clemson's Heather Cummings (Virginia Beach, Va.) and Becca Brown (Greenville, S.C.), Duke's Emily Theys (Stoughton, Wis.) and Virginia's Claudia Blandford (Winnipeg, Canada) on the All-Region second team.

The nine members of the All-ACC Rowing squad selected to the All-ACC Academic team were Alycia Da'Loia-Moore (Bronx, N.Y.) of Boston College; Laura Basadonna (Torino, Italy) of Clemson; Japhet and Theys of Duke; Sarah Medland (Melbourne, Australia) and Katalin Horvath (Gyor, Hungary) of Miami; Brittany Walsh (Hampstead, N.C.) of North Carolina; as well as Kuzzy and Blandford of Virginia.

BC's Da'Loia-Moore was also named the 2011 ACC Freshman of the Year. A total of 13 rowers repeated from last year's All-ACC Academic team, including Duke's Japhet, Miami's Medland and Clemson's Grace Wolff (Chanhassen, Minn.), who were all three-time All-ACC Academic selections. Other repeat honorees include Borchelt of Virginia; Emily Charnowski (St. Louis, Mo.), Erin Flaherty (Hollis, N.H.) and Brigid Morrissey of Boston College (McLean, Va.); Brown and Katie Mosier (Piscataway, N.J.) of Clemson; Rory Erickson-Kulas (Naugatuck, Conn.), Joline Dodens (Stuart, Fla.) and Tori Arendt (North Royalton, Ohio) of Duke; and Brittany Walsh of North Carolina (Hampstead, N.C.). Blandford of Virginia was also a two-time selection, having been tabbed for the 2009 All-ACC Academic squad.

The 16 CRCA scholar-athletes who were also selected for the All-ACC Academic team, included Charnowski, Flaherty, Morrissey, and Rachel Pettis (Acworth, Ga.) of Boston College; Brown, Wolff, Mosier and Taylor Hornacki (Tega Cay, S.C.) of Clemson; Erickson-Kulas, Theys, Arendt, Doedens, Justine Hong (Hillsborough, Calif.) and Katie Burke (Lutz, Fla.) of Duke; Medland of Miami and Borchelt of Virginia.

2011 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Rowing Team
Name Class Degree School Hometown
Tori Arendt Junior Biology Duke North Royalton, Ohio
Sarah Baker Sophomore Cultural Anthropology Duke Fairport, N.Y.
Laura Basadonna Freshman Pre-Business Clemson Torino, Italy
Lauren Beebe Junior Communications & Psy. Boston College Castle Rock, Col.
Claudia Blandford Senior Mechanical Engineering Virginia Winnipeg, Canada
Sarah Borchelt Junior Nursing Virginia Boston, Mass.
Becca Brown Junior Bio-Engineering Clemson Greenville, S.C.
Katie Burke Sophomore Psychology Duke Lutz, Fla.
Megan Carmody Senior Biology Boston College Pelham Manor, N.Y.
Emily Charnowski Junior Psychology & Theology Boston College St. Louis, Mo.
Heather Cummings Sophomore Health Science Clemson Virginia Beach, Va.
Alycia Da’Loia-Moore Freshman Arts & Sciences Boston College Bronx, N.Y.
Joline Doedens Junior Women’s Studies Duke Stuart, Fla.
Rory Erickson-Kulas Junior Public Policy Duke Naugatuck, Conn.
Erin Flaherty Graduate Graduate Nursing Boston College Hollis, N.H.
Molly Frear Sophomore Italian Virginia Wilton, Conn.
Kelsey Grich Senior Exercise & Sport Science North Carolina Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.
Justine Hong Sophomore Public Policy Duke Hillsborough, Calif.
Taylor Hornacki Junior Communications Clemson Tega Cay, S.C.
Katalin Horvath Sophomore Marine Science Miami Gyor, Hungary
Alex Japhet Senior Psychology Duke Everett, Wash.
Martha Kuzzy Junior Art-Studio Art Virginia Minneapolis, Minn.
Taylor Levine Sophomore Undeclared Virginia Margate, N.J.
Sarah Loiselle Sophomore Political Science & Econ. Boston College Westmont, Ill.
Sarah Medland Senior Elementary Education Miami Melbourne, Australia
Brigid Morrissey Junior Accounting Boston College McLean, Va.
Katie Mosier Junior Marketing Clemson Piscataway, N.J.
Rachel Pettis Junior Art History Boston College Acworth, Ga.
Laura Petty Junior Art History & History Boston College Bethesda, Md.
Erin Roche Junior Psychology Boston College Niskayuna, N.Y.
Emily Theys Sophomore Sociology Duke Stoughton, Wis.
Brittany Walsh Senior Biology North Carolina Hampstead, N.C.
Claire Wardius Sophomore English North Carolina Pittsburgh, Pa.
Kelly Williams Senior Marketing & Finance Boston College Ellicott City, Md.
Grace Wolff Senior Communications Clemson Chanhassen, Minn.