Eight Mids earn CRCA Scholar-Athlete Honors
ANNAPOLIS, MD. – The Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association recently announced their recipients for the 2022 CRCA Scholar-Athlete Award. The Navy women’s rowing team was at the forefront of this announcement as the Mids recognized eight of their members for their achievements on and off the water. May Graduates Hannah Prince (Buffalo, NY) and heaven schark (Villanova, Pennsylvania) led the way as the duo was honored for the third straight year.
For the 2022 season, all honorees were required to be in their second, third, or fourth season of eligibility, rowed at least 75% of the current spring races in their institution’s NCAA-legal boats or competed in their respective conference championships, have a cumulative GPA of 3, 50 or higher by the end of the fall semester. Prince and Schork each received their Cyber Operations and Mechanical Engineering degrees from the Naval Academy. Fellow 2022 classmate Brooke Campbell (Los Alamitos, Calif.) also earned recognition from scholars and athletes as the Operations Research major posted a GPA of 3.50 or better in the second episode while spending most of the season off with the Mids’ first crew the university drove eight. The fourth newly commissioned officer to receive this honor was Lucie Freidenrich (Ridgefield, Connecticut), who raced Navy’s first Uni-4 boat during the regular season while studying astrophysics.
Aspiring Seniors Sofia Ferguson (Edmond, Okla. – English) and Millie Oldham (Nashville, Tennessee – Chemistry) were named CRCA Scholar-Athletes in each of the first two years they were eligible for the honor. Navy had two first-time honorees mentioned in the CRCA announcement: juniors aspiring Daniel Baldwin (Lake Elmo, Minn.—Oceanography) and KateRoland (Fairfield, Conn. – Information Technology).
On the water, the Mids challenged each other this spring with high-level national competitions at the Oak Ridge Cardinal, Doc Hosea and Lake Wheeler Invites in preparation for the 2022 Patriot League Championship. At the year-ending regatta, Navy placed third overall in the team standings, just four points behind first, after winning the V4 classification and finishing second in the 2V8 competition. The Mids’ V8 crew also won a medal when they finished third overall.