Jennifer Reck To Receive National Scholar-Athlete Award

VIRGINIASPORTSDOTCOM Former Virginia rower Jennifer Reck is one of six recipients of a Woody Hayes National Scholar-Athlete Award.
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Former Virginia rower Jennifer Reck is one of six recipients of a Woody Hayes National Scholar-Athlete Award.
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Jan. 12, 2005

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Former University of Virginia rower Jennifer Reck is one of six individuals selected to receive Woody Hayes National Scholar-Athlete Awards. She will receive her award at a banquet in Columbus, Ohio, on January 28.

The awards are presented to a man and woman in each of the three NCAA divisions for demonstrated excellence in academics, athletics, community service and leadership.

Reck is the third Virginia student-athlete to receive a Woody Hayes National Scholar-Athlete Award. Tom Burns (football) in 1994 and Katie Tracy (soccer and basketball) in 2002 are the previous recipients from Virginia.

The other award recipients this year include Michael Munoz (University of Tennessee, football), Brian Castagna (Bentley College, swimming), Lindsay Hinson (Wingate University, volleyball), Paul Whiting (Amherst College, football/baseball/track) and Tara Schmitt (University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, soccer/basketball/track).

A commerce major, Reck graduated from UVa in May of 2004. She received the Jettie Hill Memorial Award as the senior female athlete at Virginia with the highest cumulative grade point average through her four years and she received a 2004 Atlantic Coast Conference Weaver-James-Corrigan Postgraduate Award for outstanding academic and athletic accomplishments. She was a three-time Scholar Athlete selection by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association, earned recognition on the ACC Honor Roll four times and was a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Omicron Delta Kappa and the Raven Society.

Reck was a member of the Cavaliers' first varsity eight crew for four years, was a two-time team captain and a three-time first-team All-America selection. She earned All-South honors three times and was selected to the ACC's 50th Anniversary Women's Rowing Team.

Reck also was a Student Athlete Mentor for two years, worked with Habitat for Humanity, helped clear trails and painted at Camp Holiday Trails, and assisted elementary school children with learning disabilities as a tutor.