PHILADELPHIA – Eight members of the Philadelphia University women's rowing team were tabbed 2016 Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) National Scholar-Athletes. The Rams' eight honorees were the most in Division II.
Coxswain Lynn Nemeth (Flourtown, Pa./Germantown Academy) was selected as a CRCA Scholar-Athlete for the third straight year, while María Soledad González Romero (Malaga, Spain/La Asuncion), Ahna Huss (Shenandoah, Pa./Shenandoah Valley), and Kelsey Zuch (North Tonawanda, N.Y./North Tonawanda) are two-time honorees. Julia Higham (Cockeysville, Md./Institute of Notre Dame), Kailtyn Johnson (Wakefield, R.I./The Prout School), Sarah Nellis (Media, Pa./Penncrest), and Rachael Tobinus (Pottstown, Pa./Owen J. Roberts) were named as a CRCA Scholar-Athletes for the first time.
In order to be a CRCA Scholar-Athlete a student-athlete (1) has met all eligibility rules as defined by her institution, (2) was in her second, third or fourth year of eligibility, (3) rowed in her institution's NCAA or IRA eligible boat(s) for a minimum of 75 percent of the current spring races or racing in a regional conference event, and (4) the head coach of the student-athlete was a member in good standing of the CRCA as of May 1, 2016.
Student-athletes also must have a 3.5 cumulative GPA or higher for her career, through the fall semester/quarter for the current competition year.