CHESTERTOWN, Md. — Six members of the Washington College women's rowing team, set to compete in the squad's fourth consecutive NCAA Division III Championship beginning tomorrow, were named National Scholar-Athletes today by the College Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA).
To be named a National Scholar-Athlete, a student-athlete must be competing in at least her second year of eligibility, must have rowed in one of her team's NCAA Championship-eligible boats in at least 75% of spring races, and must have a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.5 through the fall 2015 semester.
Senior Maggie Perry (Fort Collins, Colo./Poudre) received the honor for the third year in a row, while juniors Jackie Creitz (Schnecksville, Pa./Parkland), Danielle Huston Hakey (Waldorf, Md./Calverton School), Maddie Morrissette (Arlington, Mass./Arlington), and Annie Sniffen (Havertown, Pa./Lower Merion) earned the distinction for the second year in a row. Sophomore Annie Grosscup (Halethorpe, Md./Seton Keough) was a first-time honoree.
Morrissette (seven seat), Creitz (six), Perry (four), and Huston Hakey (two) are slated to compete in the Shorewomen's first varsity eight at the NCAA Championships. Sniffen (stroke) and Grosscup (five) are scheduled to compete in the second varsity eight.