For the second straight year, the Portland Pilots had 12 rowers named Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) National Scholar Athletes, tied for the second most in the country among all NCAA DI schools; also that number is easily the most among West Coast Conference schools. The Pilots rowing team is coached by Pasha Spencer, athletics.
In order to garner national scholar athlete recognition, a student-athlete must be a sophomore, junior, or senior with a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or better.
Portland’s Megan Del Pozzi, Kiva Goodman, Maddie Goodwin, Lauren Jesse, Jess Mann, Melanie Martinell, Megan Medalia, Lauren Reid, Alyssa Soete, Acacia Welsford, Kaitlin Yap and Brianne Zbylicki were all honored by the CRCA. This is the second year in a row to garner CRCA Scholar Athlete accolades for Goodwin, Mann, Martinell and Reid.
Martinell, Reid and Welsford also landed on the 2016-17 WCC All-Academic Team. Del Pozzi, Goodman, Goodwin, Jesse, Mann, Medalia, Soete and Zbylicki each earned league all-academic honorable mention.
For more information contact the athletics office at 7117 or go to www.portlandpilots.com.