Heavyweight Rowing Has Eight Named to the IRA All-Academic Team
June 25, 2013
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Eight members of the Navy heavyweight rowing team have been named to the inaugural Intercollegiate Rowing Association's 2013 All-Academic Team, it was announced by the Eastern College Athletic Conference this week. Recently graduated Robbie Bruss, Nick Fowler and Wes Sadler joined rising juniors Luke Aleksandravicius, Dylan Cawdery, Brandon Karpf, Keefe Rafferty and Joshua Schmidt as honorees part of this year's team.
To qualify for the All-Academic Team, a student-athlete must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.35 or better, be at least a sophomore at their respective institution and be a varsity letterwinner.
Bruss (systems engineering, 3.98 GPA), Fowler (ocean engineering, 3.36 GPA) and Karpf (systems engineering, 4.00 GPA) were all a part of Navy's varsity eight crew, which went 7-3 on the season and finished ninth at the IRA National Championships. Aleksandravicius (operations research, 3.68 GPA), Cawdery (economics, 3.49 GPA), Rafferty (oceanography, 3.42 GPA) and Schmidt (mechanical engineering, 3.44 GPA) rowed in the Mids' second varsity eight, which won the third final at the IRA Championships. Sadler (quantitative economics, 3.88 GPA) competed in the varsity four boat at the IRA Championships, which placed ninth.
In all, 156 student-athletes from 25 institutions were named to the IRA All-Academic Team.