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Jacquelyn Harris Honored With Regional Award

May 23, 2007

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) announced its All-Region teams for the 2007 season on Monday. The awards recognize the outstanding performances of rowers from each of the five Division I regions, organized into first and second-team selections.

Jacquelyn Harris of the USD women's rowing squad earned 2nd team All-Region in the west for the first time in her career. The senior was also a three-time All-Conference award winner for the Toreros. Harris was rewarded for her outstanding performances through out the season helping to defeat cross-town rival San Diego State at the city championships in the varsity four race. She helped lift USD to victory over SDSU again and beating UCLA. She also was key in the race at Dad Vails earning a gold medal in the varsity four race.

University of Southern California, the nation's top-ranked team in the latest US Rowing/CRCA poll, placed five rowers total on the first and second teams from the West Region. Harris was one of three individuals in the western region not on a nationally ranked team.

CRCA also announced their 2007 scholar athlete award recipients. Three Toreros were recognized for their outstanding academic achievements. Sophomore Amanda Nudelman of Lake Havasu City, Ariz. had a 3.70 GPA studying Accounting and Finance. Sophomore Samantha Shorey of Eugene, Ore. had a 3.56 GPA studying Communications. Sophomore Robin Smith of San Diego, Calif. earned a 3.55 studying Political Science.

"I couldn't be more proud for Jacquelyn, Amanda, Samantha, and Robin," said Head Coach Joan O'Hara. "They did a great job representing our team and I am very happy for their efforts this season."