MacKenzie Hovermale Named to A-10 Rowing Academic All-Conference Team

MacKenzie Hovermale

May 30, 2012

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Senior women’s rower MacKenzie Hovermale was named to the Atlantic 10 Academic All-Conference Team, the league office announced on Wednesday afternoon.

The selection marks the first A-10 honor of Hovermale’s career.

Hovermale recently concluded her fourth and final season as a member of the George Washington women’s rowing team. She rowed in the Varsity 4 boat since arriving on campus as a freshman and this season helped the Colonials to victories in the George’s Trophy, Class of 1998 Cup and Wilkins Bowl. She also played a part in helping the team to a second-place finish at the Atlantic 10 Championships, their highest finish at the event since 2003.

The Springfield, Ill., native graduated on May 14 with a bachelor’s degree in International Affairs while boasting a cumulative grade-point average of 3.97. Hovermale was awarded the Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award at the annual Senior Honors Luncheon on May 1 and is also a six-time member of the Atlantic 10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

She was also one of four GW student-athletes recognized as University Outstanding Academic Achievers at the Academic Honors Dinner, which identified students who were among the top two percent by GPA in their classes.

Atlantic 10 Women’s Rowing Academic All-Conference Team

Name School Class Hometown Major
Michelle Baeder Dayton Sr. Dublin, Ohio Pre-Physical Therapy
Katherine Bruening Dayton Sr. Beachwood, Ohio Pre-Medicine
Sadie Wonders Dayton Jr. Bronson, Mich. Accounting
MacKenzie Hovermale George Washington Sr. Springfield, Ill. International Affairs
Emily Boucher Massachusetts Sr. Lee, N.H. Anthropology
Zoe Gentes Rhode Island Sr. San Diego, Calif. Geological Oceanorgraphy
Megan O'Brien Rhode Island Gr. Whitefish Bay, Wisc. Marine Biology
Kelley Woodacre Rhode Island Sr. Wellesley, Mass. Landscape Architecture
Joanna Sutor Temple Jr. Northfield, N.J. Nursing
Taylor Wasserleben Temple Sr. Willow Grove, Pa. Kinesiology



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