July 2, 2012
Chestnut Hill, Mass. – Nine Boston College rowers were honored as part of the 2012 All-ACC Academic Team as announced Monday by Commissioner John D. Swofford. The team recognized 37 rowers, with the Eagles having the second highest total by a single school among conference members.
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.
Erin Roche (Niskayuna, N.Y.) was one of the nine student-athletes also recognized on the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) All-Region Team. Ellen Burr (Cazenovia, N.Y.) joined Roche as one of the 12 All-ACC standouts to be hailed for their academic efforts.
Emily Charnowski (St. Louis, Mo.) leads the Eagles with her third straight selection, one of just six rowers to accomplish the feat. Lauren Beebe (Castle Rock, Col.), Sarah Loiselle (Westmont, Ill.), Rachel Pettis (Acworth, Ga.) and Roche are repeat honorees from 2011. This is the first award for Erica Jennings (Northport, N.Y.).
Boston College led the All-ACC Academic Team with six CRCA scholar-athletes: Beebe, Charnowski, Loiselle, Pettis, Alexis Carriere (Manchester, Conn.) and Stephanie Ragland (Reston, Va.). Student-athletes must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher and have competed in 75 percent of their spring races to receive the distinction from the CRCA.
Clemson led all ACC schools with 10 selections to the 2012 All-ACC Academic Team. BC followed with nine, Duke (7), Virginia (5), Miami (3) and North Carolina (3).
Virginia’s Sarah Borchelt was named the ACC Rowing Scholar-Athlete for the second straight year.
To view the complete All-ACC Academic Team, please click here.
2012 BC All-ACC Academic Team Members
Lauren Beebe - Senior; Communications & Psychology
Ellen Burr - Freshman; Communication
Alexis Carriere - Sophomore; Nursing
Emily Charnowski - Senior; Psychology & Theology
Sarah Loiselle - Junior; Political Science & Economics
Erica Jennings - Junior; Management & Leadership
Rachel Pettis - Senior; Art History
Stephanie Ragland - Sophomore; History
Erin Roche - Senior; Psychology