Women’s Crew Teams Place 13 on CRCA Scholar Athlete List

Women’s Crew Teams Place 13 on CRCA Scholar Athlete List

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – A total of 13 members of the MIT women's openweight and lightweight rowing teams were honored for their academic success by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) when the organization released its list of Scholar Athletes for 2014. Seven members of the openweight team made the list and were joined by six rowers from the lightweight team.

To be eligible for the Scholar Athlete award a student-athlete must have met all of the eligibility rules as defined by her institution, be in their second, third or fourth year of eligibility, rowed in her institution's NCAA or IRA eligible boat(s) for a minimum of 75% of the spring races or racing in a regional conference event and had a 3.5 (4.0 scale) or higher cumulative GPA for her career.

Repeat winners for MIT from 2013-14 from the openweight team were 2014 graduates Erin Meyer (Austin, Texas) and Betsy Soukup (Sunnyside, N.Y.) along with 2014-15 seniors Cliodhna McCarthy (Hinsdale, Ill.) and Becca Taylor (Ann Arbor, Mich.). Repeating from the lightweight crew team was 2014 graduate Emily Chen (Nashua, N.H.) and rising senior Katie Gorick (Broadlands, Va.).

2014 Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association Scholar Athletes

Name, Major, Hometown

Openweight Crew

Katherine Adler, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Dexter, Mich.

Briana Chen, Brain and Cognitive Science, Exton, Pa.

Andie Howell, Biology, Concord, Mass.

Cliodhna McCarthy, Mechanical Engineering, Hinsdale, Ill.

Erin Meyer, Mechanical Engineering, Austin, Texas

Betsy Soukup, Mechanical Engineering, Sunnyside, N.Y.

Becca Taylor, Chemistry, Ann Arbor, Mich.


Lightweight Crew

Sarah Brennen, Mechanical Engineering, Cincinnati, Ohio

Emily Chen, Brain and Cognitive Science, Nashua, N.H.

Katie Gorick, Biological Engineering, Broadlands, Va.

Anne Kim, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Montclair, N.J.

Katie O'Neal, Brain and Cognitive Science, New York, N.Y.

Catherine Potter, Brain and Cognitive Science, Durham, N.H.