Three GW Rowers Earn A-10 Academic All-Conference
May 2, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC -- George Washington rowers Kate Austin (Madison, WI), Liz Gordon (Phoenix, AZ) and Mansi Shah (Mount Laurel, NJ) were named to the 2006 Atlantic 10 Conference Women's Rowing Academic All-Conference team, the league office announced Tuesday. The 11-member team was selected in a vote by the conference's Sports Information Directors. To be eligible, a student-athlete must have a minimum 3.0 grade-point average and be an important part of the team.
All three row in GW's Atlantic 10 champion Varsity 8 boat. That crew won the gold medal at the 2006 Atlantic 10 championships April 22 in Camden, NJ. It marked the second straight year on the league's All-Academic team for both Austin and Gordon.
Austin, a junior co-captain who rows in the 5 seat, was named the team's MVP as a freshman in 2004 and maintains a 3.81 GPA as a public health major. Gordon, a junior who rows in the 4 seat, has a 3.71 GPA in environmental studies. Shah, also a junior, is the crew's coxswain and maintains a 3.93 GPA as a biology major.
The GW women next race at the Eastern Sprints on Sunday, May 14 at Camden, NJ.
2006 Atlantic 10 Women's Rowing Academic All-Conference Team
Student-Athlete of the Year - Abby Lively, Massachusetts