Virginia's Jennifer Cromwell Named ACC 2010 Rowing Scholar-Athlete

July 8, 2010

Greensboro, NC - Atlantic Coast Conference Rowing Scholar-Athlete of the Year Jennifer Cromwell of Virginia leads the 2010 All-ACC Academic Rowing Team announced Thursday by Commissioner John D. Swofford.

Cromwell, a senior from Bellevue, Wash., who is majoring in Spanish, is a three-time first-team Collegiate Coaches Rowing Association (CRCA) All-America who led the Cavaliers to their first NCAA National Rowing Championship in May. Cromwell rowed on Virginia's First Varsity Eight boat which finished second nationally and clinched the national championship for UVa. The 2007 ACC Freshman of the Year, Cromwell earned All-ACC honors for the second straight year and was named to the ACC's Crew of the Year for the third time.

A total of four All-Americans, 20 CRCA Scholar-Athletes and six CRCA All-Region honorees are featured on the 2010 All-ACC Academic Rowing Team. The 33 rowers were selected from a pool of 140 nominees from the ACC's six schools who sponsor rowing--Boston College, Clemson, Duke, Miami, North Carolina and Virginia--an impressive average of almost 23 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.

The CRCA All-Americans were Virginia's Cromwell and Katrin Reinert of Stuttgart, Germany, and Clemson's Brittany Cummings of Virginia Beach, Va., who earned first-team honors, and Duke's Alexandra Japhet of Evertt, Wash., who was a second-team selection. Additionally, Clemson sophomore Becca Brown of Greenville, S.C., earned second-team CRCA All-Region honors.

The eight members of Virginia's National Championship team included two members of its National Champion First Varsity Four Boat in coxswain Sarah Pichardo of Clifton, Va., and Inge Janssen of Voorburg, The Netherlands; four members of UVa's First Varsity Eight boat that finished second nationally in Cromwell, Reinert, Summers Nelson of Kansas City, Mo., and Nora Phillips of Arlington, Va., and two members of the Cavaliers' Second Varsity Eight Boat which finished third nationally in Sarah Borchelt of Boston, Mass., and Victoria Burke of Redding, Conn.

Clemson, which finished second to Virginia in the ACC Championships and 15th nationally, also had a total of eight rowers selected led by Michelle Nance, of Simpsonville, S.C. who is a three-time All-ACC Academic honoree who was also the 2009 ACC Rowing Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Duke and Miami were next with five selections each followed by Boston College (4) and North Carolina (3).

A total of 10 rowers repeated from last year's All-ACC Academic team, including Nance and Clemson's Mairi Trimboli (Ludlow, Vt.), who were both three-time All-ACC Academic honorees. Burke, Nelson and Philips of Virginia were joined by Allison Colberg (Six Mile, S.C.), Brittany Cummings (Virginia Beach, Va.) and Grace Wolff (Chanhassen, Minn.) of Clemson; and Sarah Medland (Melbourne, Australia) and Monica Sajincic (Prian, Slovenia) of Miami as repeaters from last year's All-ACC Academic squad. Additionally, Alexandra Japhet of Duke (Everett, Wash.) makes her second appearance on the team, having earned a spot on the 2008 All-ACC Academic Rowing team.

Cromwell was one of nine All-ACC honorees who also earned selection to the All-ACC Academic team. Joining Cromwell were Phillips of Virginia; Nance, Cummings and Wolff of Clemson; Japhet and Rory Erickson-Kulas (Naugatuck, Conn.) of Duke; Medland of Miami and Megan McMullin (Burke, Va.) of North Carolina.

The 20 CRCA scholar-athletes who were also selected for the All-ACC Academic team, included Emily Charnowski (St. Louis, Mo.), Elisabeth Lobkowicz (Delray Beach, Fla.), Brigid Morrissey (McLean, Va.) and Rachel Pettis (Acworth, Ga.) of Boston College; Andrea Belbusti (Ridgeville, S.C.), Katherine Mosier (Piscataway, N.J.), Brown, Colberg, Nance and Trimboli of Clemson; Erickson-Kulas, Japhet, Tori Arendt (North Royalton, Ohio), Joline Doedens (Stuart, Fla.) and Ali Long (New Haven, Conn.) of Duke; Jennifer Nowicki (Greenlawn, N.Y.) and Brittany Walsh (Hampstead, N.C.) of North Carolina; Borchelt, Nelson and Phlllips of Virginia.

2010 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Rowing Team
Name Class Degree School Hometown
Tori Arendt Sophomore Biology Duke North Royalton, Ohio
Andrea Belbusti Senior Language & Int. Trade Clemson Ridgeville, S.C.
Sarah Borchelt Sophomore Nursing Virginia Boston, Mass.
Becca Brown Sophomore Bio-Engineering Clemson Greenville, S.C
Victoria Burke Senior Education Virginia Redding, Conn.
Emily Charnowski Sophomore Psychology Boston College St. Louis, Mo.
Allison Colberg Senior Mathematics Clemson Six Mile, S.C.
Jennifer Cromwell Senior Spanish Virginia Bellevue, Wash.
Brittany Cummings Senior Health Sciences Clemson Virginia Beach, Va.
Joline Doedens Sophomore Women's Studies Duke Stuart, Fla.
Rory Erickson-Kulas Sophomore Public Policy Duke Naugatuck, Conn.
Alex Japhet Junior Psychology Duke Everett, Wash.
Inge Janssen Junior Philosophy Virginia Vooburg, The Netherlands
Elisabeth Lobkowicz Senior Economics Boston College Delray Beach, Fla.
Ali Long Sophomore Economics Duke New Haven, Conn.
Megan McMullin Senior Exercise & Sport Science North Carolina Burke, Va.
Sarah Medland Junior Elementary Education Miami Melbourne, Australia
Brigid Morrissey Junior Accounting Boston College McLean, Va.
Katherine Mosier Sophomore Marketing Clemson Piscataway, N.J.
Michelle Nance Senior Language & Int. Trade Clemson Simpsonville, S.C.
Summers Nelson Senior Commerce Virginia Kansas City, Mo.
Jennifer Nowicki Sophomore English/Psychology North Carolina Greenlawn, N.Y.
Rachel Pettis Sophomore Art History Boston College Acworth, Ga.
Nora Phillips Senior Environmental Science Virginia Arlington, Va.
Sarah Pichardo Senior Latin America Studies Virginia Clifton, Va.
Theresa Recicar Sophomore Accounting Miami Boca Raton, Fla.
Katrin Reinert Junior Philosophy Virginia Stuttgart, Germany
Kate Rickers Senior Sport Administration Miami St. Catherine's, Canada
Monika Sajincic Junior Math Miami Piran, Slovenia
Molly Thornton Senior Int. Finance & Marketing Miami Walpole, Mass.
Mairi Trimboli Senior Economics Clemson Ludlow, Vt.
Brittany Walsh Junior Biology North Carolina Hampstead, N.C.
Grace Wolff Junior Communications Clemson Chanhassen, Minn.