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Katherine Ashton Named CRCA Second-Team All-America

Ashton (middle) is a three-time CRCA All-American

June 16, 2014

Katherine Ashton, a May graduate of the Naval Academy and of the Navy women's rowing program, was recently named to the Pocock All-America Second Team. Selected by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA), Ashton concludes her career with All-America honors in each of her last three seasons as a Midshipman.

CRCA All-America honorees must have rowed in at least 75 percent of their team's spring races in the varsity boat. The erg score of the nominees as well as the national finish of the team's varsity eight are also factors.  Head coaches nominate student-athletes for the award.

Ashton was a three-year member of the varsity eight boat and helped lead the crew to a standout season that saw the program earn the first EAWRC Sprints title in school history. Racing on the Cooper River in Cherry Hill, N.J. on May 4, the Mids secured five individual gold medals amongst its six entries and defeated Northeastern for the team title, 81-79.

Navy's varsity eight boat went 5-0 in head-to-head action during the regular season. Ashton and the Mids of the V8 crew also took first place in the Murphy Cup Regatta, Occoquan Sprints and George Washington Invitational.

A native of Austin, Texas, Ashton earned CRCA Mid-Atlantic All-Region and Second-Team All-Patriot League honors earlier this spring. She was the only student-athlete from a Patriot League school to earn All-America accolades.




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