Five Rowers Earn ACC All-Academic Honors
July 1, 2014
Chestnut Hill, Mass. - Five members of the Boston College rowing team were named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Team on Tuesday afternoon, the league announced.
To be nominated for the All-ACC Academic team, student-athletes must have recorded a minimum of a 3.0 grade point average in the winter semester and have maintained a 3.0 career GPA at their respective schools.
Burr was one of 14 rowers also named to the All-ACC Rowing squad and she is one of two to garner the accolade for the third straight year. Votta was one of 12 rowers tallied repeat All-ACC Academic team honors. Burr, Votta and McKean were three of the 38 CRCA scholar-athletes also selected for the conference academic team.
In all, five All-Americas, 14 members of the All-ACC Rowing team, 38 CRCA Scholar-Athletes and 13 CRCA All-Region honorees are featured on the 2014 All-ACC Academic Rowing Team. The 53 rowers were selected from a record pool of 173 nominees from the ACC's eight schools who sponsor rowing, an impressive average of 21.6 nominees per school.
Notre Dame's Anna Kotthamp was named the 2014 ACC Rowing Scholar-Athlete. The Fighting Irish led the way with 11 members on the team, while Clemson boasted 10. Virginia was third with seven, followed by Syracuse and Duke with six each. Miami, like BC, had five members make the squad and North Carolina had three.