Four UCLA Rowers Garner Postseason Honors

May 29, 2007

Los Angeles, Calif. - UCLA rowers Vanessa Teff and Lynn Hancock earned 2007 All-Region team honors, the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) announced last week. Also recognized were seniors Elizabeth Lee and Leah Wachtel, who were named CRCA National Scholar-Athletes for their efforts in the classroom and on the water.

Teff, a sophomore starboard rower, was named to the All-West Region first team, her second consecutive all-region selection. The Middleton, Wisc., product helped lead the varsity eight to a 14th place finish at the 2007 NCAA Championships.

Freshman rower Lynn Hancock garnered All-West second team honors, the first post-season honors of her career. Hancock, a Vancouver, British Columbia, native, was the only freshman on a varsity eight crew that reached the 2007 NCAA Championships.

Fellow varsity eight crewmate Elizabeth Lee earned a spot on the CRCA National Scholar-Athlete roster. The four-year letterman achieved a 3.64 GPA as a biology major. Lee has rowed on a varsity eight boat that has reached the NCAA Championships each of the last three years.

Joining Lee on the CRCA National-Scholar Athlete roster is team captain Leah Wachtel. The senior port rower and team co-captain, a former Pac-10 All-Academic selection, gained National-Scholar honors by earning a 3.54 GPA as a political science major. The Portola Valley, Calif., native rowed on the second varsity eight crew that beat USC at the annual dual-meet.

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Saturday, Mar 05
vs. San Diego State
Marina del Rey, CA
Saturday, Mar 12
vs. Loyola Marymount
Marina del Rey, CA
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 - TBA PST
vs. Pac-12 Rowing ...
Gold River, CA
Friday, May 27 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Championships
Gold River, CA