Rowing Club Earns Year-End Honors at ACRA

The Rowing Club at Georgia Tech, one of the Institute’s numerous club sport teams, came home victorious from the 2012 American Collegiate Rowing Association Championships held at Lake Lanier in May, with numerous honors for teams and individual members.

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Two men’s varsity teams, one a four-man and one a pair, earned silver medals in competition. The four-man was comprised of Sean Gibel, Matt Watters, Ben England and Adam McKenzie, and the pair Ian McCreadie and Michael Trimberger.

Others were honored for individual efforts as well, including four rowers being named to the 2012 ACRA South All-Region Team: Gibel, Watters, Kaitlin Acra and Lauren Shaughnessy. Team members are selected based on scores from prior races, accomplishments within their teams and coach recommendations. Electrical engineering student Caitlin Teague earned the honor of ACRA First Team Academic All-American for her combination of athletic participation and a GPA of 3.85 or higher.

The rowing club was founded in 1986 and competes against other crew teams on the regional and national level. More than 70 students participate in races year-round at various levels.