SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Mieke Boynton, Veronica Karpinski and Breanne
Hart of the Sacramento State women's rowing team were each named
all-West Region today, as selected by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches
Association (CRCA). Boynton was named to the first team while
Karpinski and Hart each received second team honors.
Boynton, a 5-8 junior from Victoria, Australia, received all-West
Region honors for the third-consecutive season. She was a first team
selection as a freshman and was named to the second team last season.
The 1998 Australian national champion and team co-captain sat at
stroke for the varsity eight in each race this season.
Boynton currently has a 3.89 GPA and was the recipient of the Fred
and Pat Anderson Award at this year's Images of Excellence Banquet,
presented to the Sacramento State student-athlete with the highest
cumulative grade point average.
Karpinski, a 5-11 junior from Newport Beach, Calif., received the
honor in her first season with Sacramento State after transferring
from Orange Coast College. Karpinski, who owns a 3.40 GPA, rowed in
both the three and four seats with the varsity eight.
Hart, a 5-2 junior from San Diego, Calif., was the coxswain for the
varsity eight in every race this season. The team co-captain finished
her third year with the Hornets after coxing the second varsity eight
last season. Hart, who currently has a 3.06 GPA, won a gold and a
bronze medal at the 1999 national championships.
The three were among 26 student-athletes (13 selected to each the
first and second teams) honored from the 24 schools encompassing the
All three helped the Hornet varsity eight to a 5-3 dual-meet record
including a WIRA championship and an eighth-place finish at the