Five Radcliffe Rowers Named CRCA Scholar Athletes

bullet 2009 CRCA Scholar Athletes

Seniors Anna Kendrick and Phoebe Robinson, junior Laura Huppert and sophomore Carolyn Talley are the Black and White's heavyweight selections, while sophomore Wynne Evans represents the Radcliffe lightweight crew.

Robinson, an applied mathematics concentrator, is being honored for the third straight season, while Kendrick and Huppert are repeat selections. Kendrick concentrates in history and literature, while Huppert is a molecular and chemical biology concentrator. Talley is a neurobilogy concentrator, and Evans is a Romance languages and literature concentrator.

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 Kendrick are members of the sixth-ranked Radcliffe heavyweight varsity eight and helped that boat earn a silver medal at the Eastern Association of Women's Rowing Colleges Sprints May 17. Both were named to the All-New England teams last week. Huppert was a first-team all-region selection, while Kendrick, a 2008 first-team All-American, made the second team.

Robinson and Talley row in the three seat and bow seat, respectively, in the Radcliffe heavyweight second varsity eight. They helped their boat earn a bronze medal at Sprints. They will be competing, along with the varsity eight and varsity four, at this weekend's NCAA Championships. It will be the third straight year that Robinson has competed at the NCAA regatta and the second straight year that Talley has raced.

Evans occupies the two seat for the No. 5 Radcliffe lightweights. She helped the Black and White post a 5-1 dual record, capture the Class of 1999 Cup and Class of 2004 Cup and climb as high as No. 2 in the national rankings. Radcliffe will compete for a national championship at the IRA National Championships  June 4-6 in Sacramento, Calif.