MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (June 29, 2020) – Eight members of the West Virginia University rowing team were honored by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) as Scholar-Athletes for 2020.
“We’re always proud of our national scholar-athletes who truly embody that term considering the stringent qualification standards,” WVU coach Jimmy King said. “The consistency of what these young women do year-to-year in their academic pursuits and in rowing is truly commendable.”
Seniors Madisyn Lee (public administration (G)/criminology (UG)) and Lize Morris (nursing); junior Cassia Busch (animal & nutritional sciences); and sophomores Megan Casner (animal & nutritional sciences), Ashley Dibling (aerospace & mechanical engineering), Nicole Dibling (aerospace & mechanical engineering), Megan Present (finance) and Emma Toy (criminology) were recipients of this year’s Scholar-Athlete Award.
This marks the second consecutive year that Busch and Lee have earned CRCA Scholar-Athlete honors, while Morris received her second award in three seasons. This year’s eight award winners are tied for the most in program history. The last time WVU placed eight student-athletes on the list was in 2017.
To earn CRCA Scholar-Athlete honors, student-athletes must maintain a GPA of 3.5 or better and have participated in at least 75 percent of the team’s scheduled competitions. Eligibility also is limited to student-athletes in their sophomore, junior and senior seasons.
Press Release: WVU Athletics Communications
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