Syverson and Alexander Named Pocock All-Americans

June 5, 2012

Los Angeles, Calif. - Junior Britta Syverson and senior Anastasia Alexander were named to the Pocock All-America Team, as announced by the CRCA today. Syverson secured first-team honors while Alexander was named to the second team.

Syverson, a junior from Minneapolis, Minn., has earned All-America honors for the second time in her career, previously being named to the second team as a freshman back in 2010. This season, she earned first-team CRCA West All-Region honors and was an All-Pac-12 selection for the second consecutive year. Syverson has rowed in the varsity eight boat in every one of UCLA's races this year and helped lead the Bruins to an eighth place finish at the NCAA Championships in May, their best finish in program history. Syverson, along with Alexander, helped row the varsity eight to a win in the Petite Final at the NCAA Championship as well.

This is the first time that Alexander, a senior from Long Beach, Calif., has been named to the CRCA Pocock All-American Team. Like Syverson, she earned West All-Region honors from the CRCA and was an All-Pac-12 selection in 2012. Alexander has also rowed with the varsity eight in every race for the Bruins this season and helped the team to program-best finishes at the NCAA Championships (8th) and the Pac-12 Championships (3rd).

CRCA Pocock First Team All-America
Keziah Beall, Virginia
Molly Bruggeman, Notre Dame
Allison Courtin, Brown
Sarah Cowburn, Virginia
Ulrike Denker, Ohio State
Emily Eifferet, Michigan
Elise Etem, California
Taylor Goetzinger, Cornell
Paparangi Hipango, California
Martie Kuzzy, Virginia
Kate Mansfield, Wisconsin
Daphne Marschenko, Stanford
Catherine McDermott, Yale
Felice Mueller, Michigan
Michelle Neuder, Michigan State
Kristine O'Brien, Virginia
Kelly Pierce, Princeton
Heidi Robbins, Princeton
Liz Soutter, Harvard
Britta Syverson, UCLA
Lenka Vrecnikova, USC
Kristy Wentzel, Stanford
Sidney Thorsten (coxswain), Virginia

CRCA Pocock Second Team All-America
Anastasia Alexander, UCLA
Katherine Ashton, Navy
Erin Bennet, Louisville
Maryann Concannon, Saint Mary's
Heather Cummings, Clemson
Hayley Daniell, Dartmouth
Courtney Diekema, Harvard
Tessa Gobbo, Brown
Greta Haselmann, Northeastern
Lindsey Healy, Michigan
Erika Lauderdale, Tennessee
Chelsey Lauzon, UCF
Cecilia Madsen, Cornell
Vineta Moca, USC
Stephanie Rogers, Tulsa
Lisa Roman, Washington State
Helen Tinkus, USC
Emily Walsh, Ohio State
Samantha Warren, Columbia
Asja Zero, Indiana
Colleen Macke (coxswain), Michigan

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Saturday, Mar 26
vs. Pac-12 Challenge
Redwood Shores, CA
No Team Scoring
Saturday, Apr 02
vs. San Diego Crew ...
San Diego, CA
No Team Scoring
Saturday, Apr 16
vs. Clemson Invitational
Clemson, SC
No Team Scoring
Saturday, Apr 30
at USC
San Pedro, CA
Sunday, May 15
vs. Pac-12 Rowing ...
Gold River, CA