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Flowers and Molitor of Women's Crew Named 2018 CRCA All-Americans

Photo by Arya Alizadeh
Photo by Arya Alizadeh

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – Wesleyan University women's crew members Rachelle Flowers '19 and Amanda Molitor '18 were named 2018 Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) First and Second Team All-Americans, respectively, as announced by Pocock.

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The All-America honor is the first for Flowers, while Molitor concludes her collegiate career as a two-time All-American—she was also named to the Second Team as a sophomore in 2016.

In order to be named a CRCA All-American, a student-athlete must meet the following criteria; they must meet all eligibility rules as defined by her institution; must have participated in at least 75% of the season's races in the varsity boat; must be nominated by her institution; and the Head Coach of the student-athlete's institution must be a member in good standing of the CRCA.

All-American athletes are selected from those athletes already named First-Team All-Region. Criteria considered for selection include boat performance, nomination rank, coach's comments, individual achievements, and 2k erg score. One coxswain is named to each team.

Flowers and Molitor excelled all season in both the water and the classroom. Flowers was named a CRCA Scholar All-American, and both Flowers and Molitor were named to the National Invitational Rowing Championships (NIRC) All-Academic Team.

In the boat, the duo helped guide Wesleyan to its third consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance as the Varsity 8 boat finished fifth overall in the Division III national regatta. Additionally, Flowers and Molitor helped the Cardinals win five races throughout the year, including the Head of the Fish Regatta and their head-to-head against Williams for the Little Three title.