CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – A total of 12 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 2013. Seven members of the openweight team made the list and were joined by five 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 2012 were rising seniors Samantha Hartzell (Hudson, Wis.) and Erin Meyer (Austin, Texas) of the openweight team and 2013 graduates Lauren Ayers (Portland, Maine) and Kathleen Inman (Indianapolis, Ind.) and rising senior Emily Chen (Nashua, N.H.) of the lightweight squad.
2013 Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association Scholar Athletes
Name Major Hometown
Samantha Hartzell Civil and Environmental Engineering Hudson, Wis.
Cliodhna McCarthy Mechanical Engineering Hinsdale, Ill.
Erin Meyer Mechanical Engineering Austin, Texas
Madeleine Mott Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Chevy Chase, Md.
Jean Sack Mechanical Engineering and Music Eureka, Calif.
Betsy Soukup Mechanical Engineering Sunnyside, N.Y.
Becca Taylor Chemistry Ann Arbor, Mich.
Lauren Ayers Nuclear Science and Engineering Portland, Maine
Chandler Burfield Mathematics and Management Science Naples, Fla.
Emily Chen Brain and Cognitive Science Nashua, N.H.
Katie Gorick Biological Engineering Ashburn, Va.
Kathleen Inman Mechanical Engineering Indianapolis, Ind.