May 24, 2007
SPOKANE, Wash. - Two Gonzaga University women's rowers have garnered Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association honors. Junior Kelly Steinhaus earned first-team All-West Region honors and All-Academic accolades while classmate Cory Nelson was tabbed for the All-Academic Team. The Bulldogs finished the 2007 season winning their 10th West Coast Conference Championship and third WIRA Championship in the last six years.
Steinhaus became the first women's rower to earn first-team All-West Region honors since the 2004 campaign. She also earned All-West Coast Conference honors this season. Steinhaus, a native of Flagstaff, Ariz., holds a 3.87 in psychology.
Nelson, a native of Reno, Nev., carries a 3.54 in business administration.
The All-Region awards recognize the outstanding performances of rowers from each of the five Division I regions, organized into first and second-team selections, while the All-Academic award recognizes student-athletes with a 3.5 cumulative GPA or higher and competed in 75 percent of the teams 2007 spring races. Also, 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 103 student-athletes from five regions were recognized for CRCA All-Region, including 22 from the West Region. A total of 389 student-athletes from 73 different institutions were honored for their academic efforts during the 2007 season.