CHESTERTOWN, Md. — Five members of the Washington College women's rowing team, which placed sixth in the squad's fifth consecutive NCAA Division III Championship last weekend, have been named National Scholar-Athletes by the College Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA).
To be named a National Scholar-Athlete, a student-athlete must be competing in at least her second year of eligibility, must have rowed in one of her team's NCAA Championship-eligible boats in at least 75% of spring races, and must have a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.5 through the fall 2016 semester.
Seniors Jackie Creitz (Schnecksville, Pa./Parkland), Danielle Huston Hakey (Waldorf, Md./Calverton School), and Maddie Morrissette (Arlington, Mass./Arlington) each earned the distinction for the third year in a row. Sophomores Emily Booth (Camden, Del./Caesar Rodney) and Kelin McCloskey (Kennett Square, Pa./Unionville) were first-time honorees.
Creitz (six seat), Huston Hakey (five), and Morrissette (four) competed in the Shorewomen's first varsity eight at the NCAA Championships, winning the petite final. Booth (coxswain) and McCloskey (stroke) competed in the second varsity eight.