SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Sacramento State rowers Mieke Boynton, Tamara
Forbes, Megan Spitze, Megan Warren and Alicia Weber were each awarded
West Region National Scholar-Athlete honors, as announced by the
Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) today.
Boynton, a 5-8 junior from Victoria, Australia, currently has a 3.89
GPA as an English major and sat in the stroke seat for the varsity
eight in each race this season. The 1998 Australian national champion
received first team all-West Region honors earlier this week and has
sat in the top boat in every race during her three years with Hornets.
Forbes, a 6-1 senior from Sherwood Park, Alberta, currently has a
3.74 GPA as a kinesiology major while assuming the five seat in the
top boat in all but one race this year. Forbes received all-WIRA
honors earlier this season and is a two-time all-West Region
Spitze, a 5-10 junior from Fair Oaks, Calif., currently has a 3.58
GPA as a liberal studies major. In her third year with the Hornets,
Spitze sat in the seven seat with the varsity eight and has now rowed
with the top boat in 21-consecutive regattas over the last two years.
Warren, a 6-1 junior from Tulare, Calif., currently has a 3.80 GPA as
a grad student. She has already received a bachelor's degree in
psychology and has been named to the Dean's List each semester at
Sacramento State. Warren, who was named all-WIRA earlier this year,
sat in the six seat with the top boat in every race this year.
Weber, a 5-8 senior from Placerville, Calif., currently has a 3.95
GPA while taking a second bachelor's degree in Spanish to finish out
her athletic eligibility. She graduated a year ago with a bachelor's
degree in business administration with a double concentration in
strategic management and human resources management. Weber sat in
both the bow and two seats with the top boat this year and has
competed with the varsity eight in 32-consecutive regattas over the
last three years.
The five were among 21 student-athletes selected from the West
Region. The award is given to female rowers who have participated in
at least 75 percent of the season's races in the varsity eight and
have a 3.5 or higher cumulative GPA. A total of 88 Div. I
student-athletes from the five regions were selected.