Women's Rowing Honored For Academics By The NCAA
Nov. 7, 2007
Amherst, Mass. - The UMass women's rowing team was honored by the NCAA with a Public Recognition Award. It is given to schools in the top 10 percent in academic progress rate in their respective sports.
"The academic success of the team demonstrated commitment to putting the student-athlete first," said Myles Brand, President of the NCAA. "The team and student-athletes have demonstrated their commitment in the classroom and in their sport and are setting a great example for all students."
Last year the Minutewomen won their 12th consecutive Atlantic 10 Championship. Senior Abby Lively was honored as the Student-Athlete of the year by the A-10 and she was named to the Academic All-Conference team along with senior teammate Hannah Brewster.
On the national scene, UMass women's rowing has had 19 Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association National Scholar-Athletes since 1999 and 19 Atlantic 10 Academic All-Conference selections in that same time span.
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