BRYN MAWR, Pa. - The Bryn Mawr crew team garnered even more praise earlier this month from the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association. After their best season ever, including being nationally ranked during the latter portions of the campaign, this time a few Bryn Mawr rowers received recognition for their impressive academic skills. Four Owls rowers were recognized earlier this month as CRCA National Scholar-Athletes.
The four Owls rowers named as CRCA National Scholar-Athletes include Jane Liu (Sr., Zhengzhou, China), Emily Kate O'Brien (So., Somerville, Mass.), Emily Spiegel (Jr., Selinsgrove, Pa.), and Hannah Terz (Jr., Mechanicsburg, Pa.).
To be eligible for CRCA Scholar-Athlete accolades, the student-athlete must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher, be at least a sophomore and have rowed in an NCAA eligible boat for a minimum of 75 percent of the spring races or have raced at a conference event.
Liu was one of the key members of the Owls' varsity eight boat this past season, a boat that won the first gold medal at a regatta in history and propelled the team to their national ranking. A May graduate, Liu earned a degree in Biology at Bryn Mawr as a student-athlete.
She was joined by both Spiegel (Biology) and O'Brien (Psychology) on that historic varsity eight boat for the Owls. Terz, a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology major, was a vital member of the very successful Bryn Mawr varsity four during this past campaign.