Baugh, Huppert Named All-New England; Four are CRCA Scholar Athletes
Baugh and Carlson (facing away) were among Radcliffe's honorees.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—Radcliffe heavyweight captains Christine Baugh and Laura Huppert have been selected to the All-New England Region teams, the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association has announced. The seniors are among the Black and White’s four selections to the CRCA National Scholar Athlete list.
Sophomore Jill Carlson and junior Jessica Flakne were also recognized as Scholar Athletes. Huppert earned selection to the all-region first team for the second straight year, her third straight all-region honor overall. Baugh was a second-team all-region selection.
CRCA Scholar Athletes are those sophomores, juniors and seniors who have competed in 75 percent of their team’s races in an NCAA- or IRA-eligible boat who own a grade-point average of 3.5 or greater.
Huppert and Baugh sat in the six and stroke seats, respectively, in this season’s Radcliffe varsity eight, while Carlson was the coxswain of the Black and White’s top boat. They helped Radcliffe capture its fourth straight Beanpot team championship, defeat four dual opponents and win the petite final at Eastern Sprints.
An Oakland, Calif., native, Huppert will graduate from Harvard Thursday with a degree in molecular and cellular biology. She was recently named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District first team and will go on to both the CRCA All-America and ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America national ballots. She was a second-team All-America and All-Ivy League selection last season. It is her third straight selection to the CRCA Scholar Athlete squad.
Baugh concentrated in history and science at Harvard, while climbing the ranks of the Radcliffe boatings throughout her career. The Lone Jack, Mo., native had not rowed before her arrival at Weld Boathouse but went on to compete in three NCAA Championships and spend her final two seasons in the Radcliffe varsity eight, earning All-Ivy honors in 2008-09.
Carlson, a classics concentrator from Newton, Mass., has coxed the Black and White varsity eight since late in her freshman season. Flakne, a Londonderry, N.H., native, is a social studies concentrator at Harvard. She spent time in the Radcliffe varsity and second varsity eights this season, helping the second varsity post a 6-4 dual record and reach the grand final at Sprints.