Four OSU Rowers Earn IRA All-Academic Team Honors

Photo By: Scobel Wiggins/Oregon State Athletics   06-25-2014

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CENTERVILLE, Mass. – Oregon State rowers Nick Aerne, Aidan Daly-Jensen, Chase Hooper and Bobby Vernazza have been named to the Intercollegiate Rowing Association’s (IRA) 2014 All-Academic Team, it was announced Tuesday by the Eastern College Athletic Conference.

For a student-athlete to be eligible, he or she must be at least a sophomore in standing and completed one full year at his or her respective institution; maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.35 or higher; earn an institutional letter, compete at the 2014 IRA Regatta.

Aerne, a junior from Hillsboro, Ore., studies mechanical engineering and carries a 3.36 GPA. He rowed in the bow seat of the Third Varsity Eight at IRA Nationals and in the 2-seat of the Varsity 4+ earning a bronze medal finish at Pac-12 Championships.

Daly-Jensen, a junior from Portland, Ore., studies electrical and computer engineering and has a 3.49 GPA. Daly-Jensen finished the season in the 3-seat of the Second Varsity Eight including a 12th place finish at IRA’s and a bronze at Pac-12 Championships.

Hooper, a senior from Pleasanton, Calif., carries a 3.38 GPA in biology and finished the season in the bow seat of the Varsity Eight. Hooper helped his crew to a 15th place finish at the IRA Championships.

Vernazza, a sophomore from Redwood City, Calif., set the pace for the Beavers’ from the stroke seat of the Varsity Eight. He has a 3.46 GPA while studying biology.

All four rowers were Pac-12 All-Academic selections.