Eight Earn CRCA Scholar Athlete Award

  • By Christopher Pharis
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  • June 01, 2017 02:55 PM
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MORGANTOWN, W.Va – Eight members of the West Virginia University rowing team received the 2017 Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) Scholar Athlete Award as announced by the CRCA Wednesday.   
Seniors Emily Deming (psychology) and Louisa Morgan (industrial engineering), juniors Elizabeth Hooper (marketing), Jacqueline Spiropoulos (sociology and anthropology), Sarah Williams (exercise physiology) and sophomores Amy Hoaglund (human nutrition and foods) Carly Ledbetter (graphic design) and Elizabeth Young (history) were named CRCA Scholar Athletes.
“The recipients of this award truly epitomize the term student-athlete due to the stringent academic and athletic requirements to be named a CRCA National Scholar-Athlete,” coach Jimmy King said. “I’m very happy that our sport recognizes such excellence and I appreciate all that these students have done to represent our team so well on and off the water.”
This marks the third consecutive year that Deming and Morgan have earned CRCA Scholar Athlete honors. Hooper and Spiropoulos earned the recognition for the second time in their careers.
Hoaglund, Ledbetter, Williams and Young received the award the first season that they were eligible.
To earn CRCA Scholar Athlete honors, student-athletes must maintain a GPA of 3.5 or better and have participated in at least 75% of the team’s scheduled competitions.  Eligibility is also limited to student-athletes in their sophomore, junior and senior seasons.
The eight student-athletes honored match the previous high set in 2013. Six were recognized in 2015.
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