Ten Cavaliers Named to All-ACC Academic Team

VIRGINIASPORTSDOTCOM The varsity eight at the 2007 NCAA Championships
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The varsity eight at the 2007 NCAA Championships
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July 7, 2007

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Ten Virginia women's rowers highlight the 2007 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Women's Rowing Team, the ACC announced.

For the second year in a row, Virginia led all ACC schools with 10 of the 30 selections. UVa boasted an impressive academic contingent with NCAA varsity four champions Mary Eddy (Arlington, Va.), Mindy Fiesler (Jacksonville, Fla.), and Chrissie Monaghan (Flanders, N.J.) headlining the lineup.

UVa honorees also included junior Kelsie Chaudoin (Germantown, Tenn.), junior Michelle Ellison (Cincinnati, Ohio), senior All-American Melanie Kok (St. Catharines, Ont.), senior Sara Lippa (Bala Cynwyd, Pa.), senior All-American Libby McCann (Arlington, Mass.), junior coxswain Caitlin Mixter (Oakton, Va.), and senior Anna Samaha (Tampa, Fla.).

To be eligible for consideration, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.00 grade-point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during her academic career. All six conference schools that sponsor rowing are represented on the team.

As a team, Virginia had a remarkable season, finishing second at the 2007 NCAA Championships, winning the overall Aramark South/Central Regional and South Region Championships, and capturing an eighth consecutive ACC Championship.

Chaudoin was a member of the second varsity eight that placed fourth in the 2007 NCAA Championships grand final and swept every race en route to the 2007 South/Central Regional Championship. She also rowed with the varsity eight boat that was named 2007 ACC Crew of the Year after recording a first-place finish at the 2007 ACC Championships.

Eddy was a 2007 CRCA Scholar-Athlete. She was the coxswain of the NCAA champion varsity four boat at the 2007 NCAA Championships and of the varsity four that swept every race en route to the 2007 South/Central Regional Championship, its fourth consecutive title in that event. The varsity four boat also won the 2007 ACC Championship.

Ellison was a 2007 CRCA Scholar-Athlete. A coxswain, she guided the second varsity eight to a fourth-place finish in the 2007 NCAA Championships grand final. The second varsity eight swept every race en route to the 2007 South/Central Regional Championship and won the 2007 ACC Championship.

Fiesler was a member of the NCAA champion varsity four boat at the 2007 NCAA Championships. She also helped the varsity four sweep every race en route to the 2007 South/Central Regional Championship, its fourth consecutive title in that event, while winning the 2007 ACC Championship.

Kok, a two-time team captain, was a first-team CRCA All-American and a first-team All-South Region honoree in 2007. Also a two-time All-ACC honoree, Kok was a member of the varsity eight that placed fifth in the 2007 NCAA Championships grand final and swept every race en route to the 2007 South/Central Regional Championships.

Lippa, a two-time team captain, was a second-team All-South region honoree. She was a member of the varsity eight that placed fifth in the 2007 NCAA Championships grand final and swept every race en route to the 2007 South/Central Regional Championship. Named to the 2007 All-ACC team, Lippa helped the varsity eight boat to ACC Crew of the Year honors.

McCann, a team captain as a senior, was a second-team CRCA All-American and a first-team All-South Region honoree in 2007. An All-ACC honoree, McCann was a member of the varsity eight that placed fifth in the 2007 NCAA Championships grand final and swept every race en route to the 2007 South/Central Regional Championships.

Mixter, a coxswain, was a 2007 CRCA Scholar-Athlete and a first-team All-South Region honoree. She guided the varsity eight that placed fifth in the 2007 NCAA Championships grand final. Named to the 2007 All-ACC team, Mixter helped the varsity eight boat to ACC Crew of the Year honors.

Monaghan, a two-time CRCA Scholar-Athlete, was a member of the NCAA champion varsity four boat at the 2007 NCAA Championships. A team captain, she helped the varsity four sweep every race en route to the 2007 South/Central Regional Championship, its fourth consecutive title in that event.

Samaha, a team captain, was a member of the second varsity eight that placed fourth in the 2007 NCAA Championships grand final and swept every race en route to the 2007 South/Central Regional Championship. Named to the to the 2007 All-ACC team, Samaha helped the varsity eight boat to ACC Crew of the Year honors.

2007 All-ACC Academic Women's Rowing Team

	Name, School 	 	 		Class 	Major
* Claire Arpin, Boston College Sr. Economics Tracy M. Maciolek, Boston College So. Secondary Education Lauren O'Leary, Boston College So. Communications Elizabeth Orofino, Boston College Sr. Human Development * Bridget Regan, Boston College Sr. History Sarah Cooper, Clemson Sr. English * Elizabeth Jennings, Clemson Jr. Political Science Nicole Rau, Clemson So. Biological Sciences * Suzanne Van Fleet, Clemson Jr. Early Childhood Education Kristen Weinacker, Clemson Sr. Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management * Krista Harryman, Duke Sr. Religion Katrina Weschler, Duke So. Cultural Anthropology * Laura Coltman, Miami Sr. Elementary Education Laura Cordner, Miami So. Undecided Arts & Sciences Christin Cotten, North Carolina Sr. Public Policy Analysis * Elisabeth McIntee, North Carolina Jr. Peace, War and Defense Mary Sasson, North Carolina So. International and Area Studies Chandler Sours, North Carolina So. Biology and Psychology * Adriann Spinks, North Carolina Sr. Exercise and Sports Science Ruby Woodside, North Carolina So. Chemistry and Environmental Sciences * Kelsie Chaudoin, Virginia Jr. Architecture * Mary Eddy, Virginia Jr. Interdisciplinary * Michelle Ellison, Virginia Jr. Nursing Mindy Fiesler, Virginia Jr. Sociology * Melanie Kok, Virginia Sr. Psychology * Sara Lippa, Virginia Sr. Interdisciplinary * Libby McCann, Virginia Sr. Art-Studio * Caitlin Mixter, Virginia Jr. Religious Studies * Chrissie Monaghan, Virginia Sr. History * Anna Samaha, Virginia Sr. Architecture
	* repeat All-ACC academic honorees