Six Women's Rowers Named CRCA Scholar-Athletes

Six Women's Rowers Named CRCA Scholar-Athletes

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Six members of the Jacksonville University women's rowing team were recognized as CRCA National Scholar-Athletes by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association.

Maddie Black, Meg Coyle, Alexandria Kyriakidis, Stacey Price, Alex Pulliam and Jessica Shipkowski were all honored for their work on the water as well as in the classroom.

"I could not be prouder of the effort these student athletes have put in to achieve this award," said Head Coach Mike Lane. "Work in the classroom directly impacts the work and speed we achieve on the water. 

"I look forward to continuing to add names to this list in the future."

The six rowers that earned the national distinction did so by holding a 3.5 cumulative GPA or higher for their careers, while also rowing in at least 75 percent of the spring races this past season.

A variety of majors and experience filled the Jacksonville contingent. Black and Coyle are both rising seniors, and are marketing and elementary education majors, respectively. Kyriakidis just wrapped her sophomore year as a film major, and Pulliam, Price and Shipkowski are all recent graduates of JU, the former with a degree in political science and the latter two both with kinesiology degrees.

The CRCA exists to unify collegiate women's rowing coaches, to act as a collective voice, and to inform collegiate women's rowing coaches on issues related to rowing. The CRCA promotes women's rowing as a collegiate sport, serves as the voice of college rowing coaches in appropriate legislative arenas, in particular with the National Collegiate Athletic Association and its member conferences and serves as the primary adviser on collegiate women's rowing issues to the United States Rowing Association.

The complete list of CRCA National Scholar-Athletes can be viewed here