May 25, 2010

Eight Engineers Named CRCA Scholar Athletes

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Eight members of the MIT women's crew teams have been recognized by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) as National Scholar Athletes for the 2010 season. As the primary coaches association for women’s rowing, the CRCA recognizes student-athletes for their efforts on the water and in the classroom.

To be eligible for the award, a rower must be in her second, third or fourth year of eligibility; row in a minimum of 75% of the team’s spring races or race in a regional conference event; and maintain a 3.5 cumulative GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale through fall of the current competition year.

This year, five members of the openweight team met all three criteria. Sophomores Katie Everett (Computer Science), Rebecca Heywood (Environmental Engineering), Allison Hinckley (Chemical Engineering), Tess Saxton-Fox (Mechanical Engineering), and Allison Simi (Chemical Engineering) were honored.

Three members of the MIT lightweight team also received recognition: junior Hilda Buss (Chemical Engineering), junior ManYan Lam (Architecture) and sophomore Elizabeth Wei (Nuclear Science & Engineering).

While the openweights have already concluded their season, the lightweights will close out their year at the 108th Intercollegiate Rowing Association Regatta beginning June 3.