May 25, 2005
Two members of the University of Iowa rowing team have been named National Scholar Athletes. Seniors Emily Vail and Emily Wagstrom are part of the distinguished list announced today by the The Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA).
The award recognizes student-athletes with a 3.5 cumulative GPA or higher that competed in 75 percent of her team’s 2005 spring races. In addition, the student-athletes selected were upperclassmen (2nd, 3rd, or 4th year) in terms of eligibility and their head coaches must be good standing members of the CRCA.
A total of 142 student-athletes from 49 schools across the nation were honored for their efforts during the 2005 season.
Both Vail and Wagstrom are exercise science majors. Vail is from Mahtomedi, MN and Wagstrom from Faribault, MN. Both were members of Iowa’s varsity roster and have been on the academic all-Big Ten team.