7 Hawkeyes Garner CRCA Honors

May 27, 2016

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Seven University of Iowa rowing student-athletes have earned Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) recognition.

Senior Beth Baustian led the way for the Hawkeyes with a Region 4 first team All-Region nod, while sophomore Izzy Dolba garnered Region 4 second team All-Region honors. Candidates are evaluated on their team’s regional finish, coach recommendation, and 2,000-meter erg score. Baustian and Dolba, competitors in the 1V8+ crew, are the ninth and 10th rowers in the program to earn All-Region accolades.

With a first team All-Region selection, Baustian is eligible to earn All-America honors. Iowa rowing has had three All-Americans in program history, including Morgan Grastorf (2014 second team All-American), Katy Kroll (2013 second team All-American), and Jessica Novack (2010 second team All-American). All-Americans will be announced after the 2016 NCAA Championships, held at the Sacramento State Aquatic Center in Gold River, California, May 27-29.

Senior Madeline Anglin (Nursing), junior Victoria Bricker (Health and Human Physiology), senior Katie Brown (Psychology), sophomore Kaelynn Heiburg (Sociology), and sophomore Gemma Kerr (Journalism and Mass Communication) all earned CRCA National Scholar Athlete recognition. It is the third-straight honor for Anglin and Brown, while Bricker earns her second consecutive award. To qualify for the honor, student-athletes must maintain a 3.5 cumulative GPA or higher, race in 75 percent of their team’s races, and be in their second, third, or fourth year of eligibility.

For a complete list of CRCA honorees, visit collegerowcoach.org.