Anna Taylor (L)

Anna Taylor Named Second Team All-America

Photo By: Scobel Wiggins/Oregon State Athletics   06-10-2014

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CORVALLIS, Ore. - Oregon State rower Anna Taylor has been named to the 2014 Pocock All-America Second Team as announced by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) on Monday.

These awards recognize the outstanding performances of rowers and coxswains on the national level in women's collegiate rowing.

Taylor (Taupo, New Zealand/St. Peter's School) wrapped up her senior campaign with the Beavers this season, rowing in the Varsity 8 for Oregon State in one of the strongest V8 boats that head coach Emily Ford has had at OSU. Rowing in the 6-seat for the majority of the season, Taylor helped power the Beavers to victories over Duke, Gonzaga, San Diego and No. 14 Washington State.

General requirements for nominating a student-athlete for CRCA post-season honors are: 

·         The student-athlete must meet all eligibility rules as defined by her institution

·         The student-athlete must have rowed at least 75% of the current spring season's races in the varsity boat (before and including May 19, 2014)

·         The student-athlete must be nominated by her institution

·         The Head Coach of the student-athlete's institution must be a member in good standing of the CRCA

The nominated student-athletes are then selected to 1st and 2nd teams based on the following criteria:

·         Strength of finish of the institution's varsity eight within the country

·         Coach comments

·         2k erg score

2014 Pocock All-America Teams (from Pac-12 Schools)

First Team
Maddie Cordner, Washington
Anna Dawson, Stanford
Kirstyn Goodger, Washington
Krisztina Gyimes, USC
Paparangi Hipango, California
Kara Kohler, California
Daphne Martschenko, Stanford
Meaghan Volker, UCLA

Second Team
Nicole Hare, Washington State
Aggie Nowinski, California
Anna Taylor, Oregon State
Kristy Wentzel, Stanford
Ruth Whyman, Washington

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