May 22, 2006
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -
Following a fourth-place finish in the WCC Championships and a solid effort at the prestigious Dad Vail Regatta in Philadelphia two weeks ago, the SCU women's crew garnered more honors today as Shannon Cosentino-Rush, Natasha Lindstrom and Katrina Ostertag were named National Scholar-Athletes by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA).
The award recognizes student-athletes with a 3.5 cumulative GPA or higher that competed in 75 percent of her team's 2006 spring races. Also, the student-athletes must be 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 135 student-athletes from 50 different schools were honored for their efforts during the 2006 season. The West Region produced 23 selections amongst 10 different schools.
At the Dad Vails, the SCU varsity eight became the first Santa Clara boat to ever qualify for the semifinals right from the preliminary heats. The Broncos captured their heat to advance straight to the semis and bypass the repecharge. After a third-place effort in the semifinals, Santa Clara turned in a fourth-place finish in the petite final.