PHILADELPHIA – Six Philadelphia University women's rowers were tabbed National Scholar-Athletes by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) on Thursday.
Kati Sweisford (Pottstown, Pa./Owen J. Roberts) has earned the distinction for the third straight year, while Lynn Nemeth (Flourtown, Pa./Germantown Academy) and Christine Page (Levittown, N.Y./Macarthur) are scholar athletes for the second year in a row. Maria Soledad Gonzalez Romero (Malaga Spain/La Asuncion), Ahna Huss (Shenandoah, Pa./Shenandoah Valley), and Kelsey Zuch (North Tonawanda, N.Y./North Tonawanda) are first time scholar-athletes.
Nemeth, Zuch, and Romero are a part of the Rams' varsity 8 boat that is participating in the NCAA Division II Championship starting on Friday.
Philadelphia is tied with Central Oklahoma for the most CRCA Scholar-Athletes in Division II.
To earn CRCA National Scholar-Athlete status, a student-athlete must be at least her second year of eligibility, have rowed in an NCAA eligible boat in at least 75 percent of the spring races, and have a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher.