PISCATAWAY, N.J. (May 29, 2013) – Rutgers freshman Shannon Haines (Fairfax, Va.) earned Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) All-Mid-Atlantic Region First Team honors, the organization announced on Wednesday.
Haines was also named to the All-BIG EAST Second Team after helping the Scarlet Knights take fourth at the BIG EAST Championship.
Nominated student-athletes are evaluated on the strength of their team's regional finish, coaches’ recommendations and 2,000-meter erg score. Nominees must be eligible student-athletes who have competed in their teams' varsity boat in 75 percent of races this season.
These athletes will be eligible for All-America awards selection following the NCAA Rowing Championships.
In addition, sophomore Chioma Moneme (chemistry) and senior Emily Nowlin (nutrition) were named CRCA Scholar-Athletes for the 2013 season.
All student-athletes achieved the criteria described below to be named a CRCA National Scholar-Athlete.
The student-athlete has met all eligibility rules as defined by her institution. The student-athlete was in her second, third, or fourth year of eligibility. The student-athlete 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. The head coach of the student-athletes’ institution was a member in good standing of the CRCA as of May 1, 2013.