Rowing's Pam Painter earns CRCA All-South Region first-team honors
AUSTIN, Texas -- University of Texas senior rower Pam Painter (LaPorte, Texas) has been named an All-South Region first-team performer by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA), while the CRCA has also announced it National Scholar-Athlete awards and five Longhorns earned South Region recognition including Painter, seniors Karen Glazebrook (St. Catharines, Ontario), Anke Wagner (Heideman, Germany) and Courtney MacIntosh (Ottawa, Ontario) as well as junior Katey Porter (Houston, Texas).
The CRCA All-South Region First Team selection and National Scholar-Athlete award each mark firsts for Painter in her career.
Glazebrook and Wagner are three-time honorees of the National Scholar-Athlete awards while it marks the second of Porter's career. Texas had the most athletes (5) from the South Region earn the Scholar-Athlete award and tied for third-most nationwide. Wisconsin led all schools in the country with seven selections, while Villanova was honored with six awards. Brown, Cincinnati, San Diego, UCLA and Texas were represented with five honorees each.
In order to be eligible for a National Scholar-Athlete award, a student-athlete must be participating in their second, third or fourth year of eligibility, at least 75 percent of the season's races in the varsity boat and have a 3.5 or higher cumulative GPA through the fall semester of the current season.
Texas wrapped up its season at the ninth-annual South/Central Regional Sprints on Melton Lake in Oakridge, Tenn., with its first varsity eight placing 15th after finishing third in the C Final while the squad accumulated 172 points to finish 11th overall and fourth in the South region on May 15.