Women’s Crew Garners CRCA Scholar-Athlete and Coaching Honors
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Ten members of the Navy women’s rowing program were recognized earlier this week by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association as nine student-athletes earned CRCA National Scholar-Athlete nods, while head coach Joe Schlosberg was named CRCA Region 2 Coach of the Year.
The nine Midshipmen named as CRCA National Scholar-Athletes include, Julia Arthur (Sr., Arlington, Va.), Isabelle Babb (Jr., Atlanta, Ga.), Aria Dang (Sr., Livermore, Calif.), Annie Laurie Gibson (So., Boerne, Texas), Megan Hanson (So., Woody Creek, Colo.), Miranda Kosmides (Sr., Hightstown, N.J.), Mady Malczynski (So., Fort Worth, Texas), Victoria Meyer (So., Columbus Station, Ohio) and Lauren Schrock (Jr., Orono, Minn.).
To be eligible for CRCA Scholar-Athlete accolades, the student-athlete must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher, be at least a sophomore and have rowed in an NCAA eligible boat for a minimum of 75 percent of the spring races or have raced at a conference event.
Arthur highlights the group of scholar-athletes as she is a three-time honoree. A May graduate, who majored in honors oceanography posted a 3.8 cumulative GPA, while competing for three seasons in Navy’s first varsity eight boat.
Babb and Kosmides are both two-time recipients of the academic award as they were honored in 2016. The duo were integral parts in Navy’s Patriot League title winning second varsity eight boat this spring as Babb rowed from the seven-seat and Kosmides from the bow seat. In the classroom, Babb has a 3.7 GPA in systems engineering, while Kosmides is an ocean engineering major with a 3.82 GPA.
Amongst first-time honorees, Hanson (Quantitative Economics, 3.87 GPA) and Meyer (English, 3.66) were members of Navy’s first varsity eight, Gibson (Astrophysics, 3.96) and Malczynski (Operations Research, 3.58) were regular starters in the Mids’ 2V8 and Schrock (Political Science, 3.57) and Dang (Operations Research, 3.90) plied their trade in Navy’s first varsity four boat.
In his second year at the helm of the Navy women’s rowing program, Schlosberg successfully had the Mids defend their Patriot League Championship title and later compete on the grandest national scene, the NCAA Championship. Navy won its fifth conference championship in program history with a 51-46 victory over Boston University on May 12 as the Mids’ 2V8 and V4 boats won individual titles and the V8 finished second overall. At the NCAA Championship, Navy finished in 20th place overall with its first varsity eight placing 21st in the nation.
During the regular season, Schlosberg and the Mids competed in nationally renowned regattas, such as the Doc Hosea Invitational and the Clemson Invitational, while also posting a 4-2 record in head-to-head races. Navy’s V8 was named the Patriot League Boat of the Week twice, while its V4 crew gathered weekly accolade five times.
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