Kate Austin Named to 2006 CRCA All-America 2nd Team
May 31, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC -- George Washington rower Kate Austin (Madison, WI) was named to the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) Pocock All-America Second Team for the 2006 season, the association announced Wednesday.
A junior co-captain who rows in the 5 seat of GW's Atlantic 10 champion Varsity 8 boat, Austin was named the team's MVP as a freshman in 2004 and maintains a 3.81 GPA as a public health major. Austin was recently named to the 2006 Atlantic 10 Conference All-Academic team.
The awards, presented by Pocock, a manufacturer of racing shells, recognize the outstanding accomplishments of female rowers and coxswains for the spring season. Austin is one of just 42 student-athletes honored nationwide. There were 20 first-team selections and 22 second-team selections.
The West Region produced the most All-America selections with 13, including five first-team honorees. The New England Region also produced five first-team All-America selections. The Central Region produced the second-most All-Americans with 10 total.