June 4, 2013

Brown Women's Crew Honored by CRCA with Three All-Region Selections and Seven Scholar-Athlete Honors

PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND – Several members of the Brown women's crew team were recently recognized for their accomplishments on the water and in the classroom, as the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) announced this year's Division I All-Region honorees as well as the CRCA Scholar-Athletes. Three Bears earned All-Region accolades, while seven were designated as Scholar-Athletes.

The All-Region awards recognize the outstanding performances of rowers and coxswains from each of the five regions, and the selected student-athletes are organized into a first team and a second team. Student-athletes must be nominated for All-Region honors, and are then evaluated on the strength of their team's regional finish, their coach's recommendation and their 2000 meter erg score. Nominees must be eligible student-athletes who have competed in their team's varsity boat in 75 percent of races this season. Selected student-athletes then become eligible for All-America distinction based on their team's performance at the NCAA Rowing Championships.

Senior co-captain Tessa Gobbo (Chesterfield, NH) and junior Louise Breen (North Hampton, NH) were selected to this year's All-Region first team, while junior Susannah Sage Green (Buffalo, NY) earned All-Region second team honors.

The Scholar-Athletes for the 2013 season must meet all eligibility rules as defined by their institution and must have rowed in their team's NCAA or IRA eligible boats for a minimum of 75 percent of the current spring races or have raced in a regional conference event. Student-athletes must have maintained at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA for their career, and freshmen are not eligible for the distinction.

The following Bears were selected as Scholar-Athletes for their academic and athletic performances this season:

- Louise Breen – junior – North Hampton, NH - Health and Human Biology
- Tessa Gobbo – senior – Chesterfield, NH - Sociology
- Rachel Gottlieb – sophomore – Bow, NH - Geology and Physics/Mathematics
- Morgan Lee – senior – Manhattan Beach, CA - Biomedical Engineering
- Katherine McKeen – sophomore – Piedmont, CA - Environmental Studies
- Camilla Polakoff – junior – Berkeley, CA - Political Science
- Molly Sandza – sophomore – Washington, DC - History of Art and Architecture