May 28, 2013
LOS ANGELES - Senior Britta Syverson and junior Meaghan Volker of the UCLA women's rowing program have earned CRCA Division I All-Region honors, as announced by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) on Tuesday.
Syverson secured first-team all-region accolades while Volker was named a second-team selection. Syverson has earned All-West Region acclaim all four seasons in Westwood. She has been named a first-team selection the last three years (2011, 2012, 2013) after having earned second-team honors as a freshman in 2010.
Both Syverson and Volker have played instrumental roles in 2013, leading the UCLA women's rowing program to its third appearance in the NCAA Championships in the last four years. Both student-athletes have rowed in the Bruins' varsity eight crew throughout this spring season.
Volker, along with junior Carolina Paini and sophomores Chloe Kojima and Kendal Mitchell, have captured CRCA National Scholar-Athlete honors. Paini has earned National Scholar-Athlete acclaim for the second consecutive season.
Student-athletes who earned National Scholar-Athlete honors must have rowed in their institution's NCAA eligible boats for a minimum of 75 percent of the current spring races.
The Division I All-Region award winners are evaluated on the strength of their team's regional finish, coaches' recommendations and 2,000-meter erg score. These student-athletes will be eligible for All-America awards selection following the NCAA Rowing Championships the weekend of May 31-June 2.