Thursday, May 24, 2007

Awards and Other Press

The CRCA scholar athlete awards came out and we have press releases for some of the winners. You can read about Radcliffe winners Blankstein, Conyngham, and Walro here. Stanford winners Coleman, Morawetz, and Prevost are announced here. [Update: You can also read about Buffalo's two scholar athletes, Barnum and Minardo, here, MIT's winner Schumacher here, and Georgetown's Goldman, Hupp, Moldawer, and Lipperini here. (Thanks to readers for pointing these out.)]

Meanwhile, the Wisconsin State Journal gives the Badgers some attention:

Over here is the men's rowing program, whose roots at the school can be traced to 1874. That's a good 15 years before football was introduced and 25 years before men's basketball came on the scene.

Over there is the women's lightweight program, which has won three straight national titles. The top-ranked Badgers have whipped all comers again this season and have an excellent shot at four consecutive crowns.

Their acute anonymity is tempered somewhat by the fact the men's and women's crews share new office and training headquarters inside the beautiful Porter Boathouse, which overlooks Lake Mendota.

For his "wow" statistic, the columnist notes that heavyweight coach Bebe Bryans said that "her student-athletes train more than 1,000 hours for every minute of actual racing."

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Buffalo also had two lightweights named as scholar athletes. Press release on school website.

Aaron Benson said...

MIT had 10 scholar-athletes: nine openweight and one lightweight. Press release is on openweight website:

http://mitathletics.cstv.com/sports/w-crewop

The lightweight rower is sophomore Kathryn Schumacher.

Anonymous said...

All three of the seniors on Georgetown's lightweight women's varsity team are also scholar athletes, along with a junior. Rumor has it that the women's lightweight crew team at has the highest GPA of any varsity team at Georgetown.

Anonymous said...

Might want to check out bucknell's website for its scholar athletes as well.

Anonymous said...

http://ucfathletics.cstv.com/sports/w-rowing/spec-rel/052307aac.html

UCF has 4 opens and 3 lights...

Anonymous said...

how come princeton doesn't have any of these?

Anonymous said...

Princeton Does - The whole Student Body, Minus 200 or so "Legacy" Students!
I guess they realize, when you are allready at the Top, There is no reason to Brag!

Anonymous said...

It is up to the coaches to nominate the athletes for the CRCA awards.

Anonymous said...

Wisconsin also had four CRCA Scholar athletes. Read all about them @ www.uwbadgers.com