Princeton Rowers Claim Academic Honors Following Strong 2016 Seasons
Members of all four Princeton rowing programs were honored recently with top academic awards from either the Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA) or the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA).Four members of the Ivy League champion Princeton open rowing team — Kristen Albrecht, Kelly Bojic, Amanda Rutherford, and Brett Simpson — were named CRCA National Scholar-Athletes for the 2016 season. The requirements for that honor includes:
• The student-athlete has met all eligibility rules as defined by her institution
• The student-athlete was in her 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year of eligibility
• The student-athlete rowed in her institution’s NCAA or IRA eligible boat(s) for a minimum of 75% of the current spring races or racing in a regional conference event.
• The head coach of the student-athletes institution was a member in good standing of the CRCA as of May 1, 2016.
• The student-athlete has had a 3.5 cumulative GPA or higher for her career (through the fall semester/quarter for the current competition year).
Twenty-nine rowers from the Princeton heavyweights, men's lightweights, and women's lightweights were named to the 2016 IRA All-Academic Team for the 2015-16 academic year. To be eligible for recognition, a student-athlete must have maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.35 or higher, completed one full year at their institution (freshmen and first-year transfers are not eligible), be an institutional letter winner and competed at the 2016 IRA National Championship Regatta.
Below are the members of the IRA All-Academic Team: