News Release, St. Mary’s College of Maryland Athletics

ST. MARY’S CITY, Md. – Eight members of the St. Mary’s College of Maryland women’s rowing team were named National Scholar-Athletes by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA). Emily FriemanKatie GillErin LanhamElena LeagueEmma McNesbyColette NortmanKatie Ortel, and Lily Stein represented the Seahawks on the Division III squad.

“I’m proud of the whole team’s strong academic performance this year, particularly these eight athletes,” said Head Rowing Coach Anna Lindgren-Streicher. “They were all prepared to contribute to the success of the team on the water this spring, and balanced that with outstanding academic achievement.”

2020 Scholar-Athlete Awards requirements have been modified for the 2020 season. Student-athletes must be in their 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year of eligibility, must be ranked performance-wise in the top 50% of their team, or in the “NCAA Squad” (whichever is smaller) at the conclusion of the 2020 season, and must have a 3.50 cumulative GPA or higher for their career, and through the fall semester or quarter for the current competition year.