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Three West Coast Conference Rowers Named to CRCA All-West Region Team


May 22, 2012

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CRCA All-West Region | CRCA Scholar Athletes

SAN BRUNO, Calif. -- The College Rowing Coaches Association announced the 2012 Division I all-region award winners. San Diego senior Hannah Patrick was named to the CRCA first team All-West Region, while Gonzaga senior Paula Welly and sophomore Maryann Concannon from Saint Mary's were named to the second team.

The CRCA also announced its 2012 Scholar Athletes. All seven West Coast Conference schools are represented on the list. To see the complete CRCA Scholar Athlete team, click here.

Patrick, a four-time WCC all-conference selection, led the Toreros to their third consecutive West Coast Conference Rowing Championship earlier this month. USD edged Gonzaga in the Varsity Eight I race by less than two seconds.

Welly, the 2012 WCC Rower of the Year, is the sixth rower in Gonzaga history to be named CRCA all-region. She guided the Bulldogs' Varsity Eight I to a gold medal at the Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association (WIRA) Championships and place second at the West Coast Conference Championship.

Concannon was a member of the Gaels' Varsity Eight I lineup this season. SMC finished fourth at the 2012 WCC Rowing Championships with an overall score of 24.

About the CRCA All-Region Teams

  • These awards recognize the outstanding performances of rowers and coxswains from each of the five regions, organized into first and second-team selections.

  • Nominated student-athletes are evaluated on the strength of their team's regional finish, coaches recommendations and 2,000-meter erg score. Nominees must be eligible student-athletes who have competed in their teams' varsity boat in 75 percent of races this season.

  • These athletes will be eligible for All-America awards selection following the NCAA Rowing Championships.

    CRCA Scholar Athlete Requirements and Criteria

  • 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, 2012.

  • 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).

    -Informatiion courtesy of collegerowcoach.org, gozags.com, WCCsports.com