Eight Rowers Recognized as CRCA National Scholar-Athletes
May 22, 2012
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -
Eight Oregon State rowers and coxswains were named 2012 CRCA National Scholar-Athletes, the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association announced Tuesday.
Lin Hill (Denver, Colo./East HS), Beth Lewis (Carson City, Nev./Carson HS), Lauren Morgenthaler (Bellevue, Idaho/Wood River HS), Alexa Ortiz (Vancouver, Wash./Skyview HS), Hilary Polis (Redmond, Wash./Redmond HS), Melissa Sloan (St. Louis, Mo./Nerinx Hall HS), Leslie Urban (Evanston, Ill./Evanston Township HS) and Tina Vernazza (Redwood City, Calif./Notre Dame HS) received the honors.
This is the third straight year Morgenthaler, who carries a grade-point average of 3.98 in sociology, has earned the award. Ortiz, a junior with a 3.90 GPA in zoology; Polis, a junior with a 3.92 in environmental economics, policy and management; Sloan, a senior with a 3.72 in environmental science; and Urban, a senior with a 3.96 in geography, each earned the award for the second year in a row.
It is the first such award for the rest of the group including: Hill, a sophomore with a 3.50 GPA in athletic training; Lewis, a junior with a 3.74 in Spanish; and Vernazza, a sophomore with a 3.50 in nutrition.