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16 Cardinals Named National Scholar-Athletes by CRCA

16 Cardinals Named National Scholar-Athletes by CRCA

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – Sixteen members of Wesleyan University women's crew were named National Scholar-Athletes by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) for the 2019 season.

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In order to be named a national scholar-athlete, the student-athlete must have a 3.5 cumulative GPA or higher for her career (through the 2018 fall season). They also must have met all eligibility rules as defined by their institution, were in sophomore, junior or senior academic standing, and have rowed in her institution's NCAA or IRA eligible boat(s) for a minimum of 75% of the current spring races. 

Representing Wesleyan is Clara Babbott-Ward (Music, Psychology), Jemma Blazina (Economics, Government), Rachelle Flowers (Neuroscience, Behavior and Psychology), Eleanor Highleyman (English), Sam Hill (Art Studio, English), Sarah Osborn (Science in Society), Lydia Paddock (Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Psychology), Nikki Pallat (Physics), Sarah Paulson (Biology), Olivia Pearson (Science in Society and Spanish), Emma Porrazzo (College of Social Studies and College of East Asian Studies), Allison Quintana (Astronomy, Physics), Monica Rao (Government and Religion), Nicole Rizzuto (Neuroscience and Behavior), Sonja Welch (Chemistry, Economics), and Hannah Xu (Neuroscience and Behavior, Psychology). 

All 16 Cardinals were honored by the National Invitational Rowing Championships (NIRC) as well, as they were named to the 2019 NIRC All-Academic Team earlier this month. In addition to their excellence in the classroom, Wesleyan also posted its best season ever in the water as it claimed fourth place at the NCAA Division III Women's Rowing Championships.