CRCA Scholar-Athlete Award list
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Sacramento State seniors Elizabeth Ditoiu and Elena Galvez, juniors Cassidy Bouchard and Abigail Morgan, as well as sophomore Estel Boix Noguer were each recipients of the National Scholar-Athlete Award, it was announced by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA).
The award recognizes rowing student-athletes with a 3.5 or higher cumulative grade point average, are at least a sophomore athletically, and have competed in an NCAA eligible boat in 75 percent of the team's spring races or conference event.
The accolades mark the sixth straight year, and seventh time in the last nine years, that Sacramento State has seen at least four of its student-athletes receive the National Scholar-Athlete Award.
Ditoiu and Galvez earned the honor for the third straight season while Bouchard was awarded the accolade for the second straight year.
ESTEL BOIX NOGUER (major: Journalism)
Competed with the varsity eight in all 12 of the boat's spring races…named the Hornets' Most Outstanding Rower, and was a second team all-American Athletic Conference selection…sat at stroke with the varsity eight during each of the boat's first five races before sitting at seven in the final seven races of the year…stroked the varsity eight to a silver medal at the San Diego Crew Classic, the highest finish for the boat at the event since 2009.
CASSIDY BOUCHARD (major: Psychology)
Competed in every spring race with either the varsity eight or second varsity eight…coxed the second varsity eight in the first 10 spring races of the season, before coxing the varsity eight against UC Davis and at the American Athletic Conference Championship…won a silver medal with the second varsity eight at the WIRA Championships…was also a second team all-WIRA selection…graduated in May.
ELIZABETH DITOIU (major: Government)
Competed in every spring regatta for the second straight year…sat in the three seat with the varsity eight in 10 spring races…that included winning silver at the San Diego Crew Classic, the varsity eight's highest finish at the event since 2009…also sat in the four seat and won a silver medal with the second varsity eight at the WIRA Championships…the WIRAs were the only two races she competed with the second varsity eight…graduated in May.
ELENA GALVEZ (major: Kinesiology)
A team co-captain and first team all-American Athletic Conference selection for the second straight year…sat in the four seat with the varsity eight in all 12 spring races, and has never missed a race during her four-year career…was the Hornet Award winner, given to one Sacramento State female student-athlete for their sportsmanship, community service and being a great teammate…selected as the Dean's Honor Award recipient from the College of Health and Human Services…graduated in May.
ABIGAIL MORGAN (major: Communication Studies)
Competed in every spring race…rowed with the varsity eight, second varsity eight and the varsity four…sat in the two seat with the varsity eight in five races, including the San Diego Crew Classic and the American Athletic Conference Championship…helped the V8 to a silver medal at the San Diego Crew Classic, the boat's highest finish at the event since 2009…won a silver medal in the seven seat with the second varsity eight at the WIRA Championships.
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