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Kottkamp Named ACC Rowing Scholar-Athlete Of The Year
Junior Anna Kottkamp was named the ACC Rowing Scholar-Athlete of the Year Tuesday.
 
Junior Anna Kottkamp was named the ACC Rowing Scholar-Athlete of the Year Tuesday.

July 1, 2014

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – University of Notre Dame rower Anna Kottkamp completed her stellar junior season in the classroom by being named the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Rowing Scholar-Athlete of the Year, the ACC announced on Tuesday. Kottkamp was one of 11 Irish rowers who each received all-ACC academic recognition following Notre Dame’s first season competing in the conference in 2013-14.

To be eligible for consideration for the all-ACC Rowing Academic Team, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester, while maintaining a cumulative 3.00 average during her academic career. The ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year award was established in the fall of 2007 and is annually awarded to the top junior or senior student-athlete in a respective sport who has maintained a cumulative 3.00 or higher grade point average throughout their career.

As a team, Notre Dame led all conference affiliates with its 11 selections to the 2014 all-ACC Rowing Academic Team. Clemson followed with 10 total honorees, followed by Virginia with seven and Syracuse and Duke with six choices each.

Kottkamp, a member of the Notre Dame first varsity eight that finished in ninth place at the 2014 NCAA Championship, made program history by becoming the first Irish rower ever to win the NCAA Elite 89 Award. The Elite 89 Award is presented at each NCAA Championship finals event to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade point average in the field. Kottkamp was also selected as a Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) National Scholar-Athlete for the second straight year with a 4.0 GPA as an environmental science major in the Notre Dame College of Science.

A total of seven members of Notre Dame’s first varsity eight were named to the all-ACC Rowing Academic Team. Joining Kottkamp was junior Erin Boxberger, senior Molly Bruggeman, senior Christina Dines, senior Courtney Gaberino, sophomore Joanna Mulvey and senior Teresa Rubinger from the NCAA first eight lineup. Boxberger (first team) and Bruggeman (second team) were also selected as CRCA Pocock All-Americans, while the pair, Dines, Mulvey and junior Ailish Sheehan were all tabbed to CRCA South all-region teams.


 

 

The other four Irish all-ACC academic choices came from Notre Dame’s second varsity eight, which established the boat’s best ever finish (ninth place) last month at the NCAA Championship. Junior Rose Doerfler and sophomores Sarah Kappers, Kate Skorcz and Alex Techar rounded out the Irish all-academic team selections.   

2014 Atlantic Coast Conference Rowing Scholar-Athlete of the Year
Anna Kottkamp, Jr., Notre Dame Environmental Science

2014 All-ACC Rowing Academic Team

Stephanie Allen

Jr.

Wildlife Biology

Clemson

Sarah Aschebrock

So.

Criminology

Miami

Erin Boxberger

Jr.

Design

Notre Dame

Molly Bruggeman

Sr.

Anthropology

Notre Dame

Ellen Burr

Jr.

International Studies

Boston College

Grace Cassidy

Sr.

Religion

Duke

Alycia Da’Loia-Moore

Sr.

Clinical Social Work

Boston College

Allie Davis

Sr.

Political Science

North Carolina

Christina Dines

Sr.

American Studies

Notre Dame

Rose Doerfler

Jr.

Chemical Engineering

Notre Dame

 

 

 

 

Constanze Duell

Jr.

Kinesiology

Virginia

Samantha Duggan

Jr.

Architecture

Clemson

Laura D’Urso

Sr.

Sociology

Clemson

Erin Ferguson

So.

Biology

Clemson

Chelsea Frawley

Jr.

Communication & Rhet.

Syracuse

Courtney Gaberino

Sr.

Mechanical Engineering

Notre Dame

Julie Gilbert

So.

Microbiology

Clemson

Caroline Habjan

Jr.

Biotechnology

Syracuse

Georgia Hamilton

Jr.

International Relations

Syracuse

Meghan Hamilton

Jr.

Exercise Physiology

Miami

Breanna Hayton

Sr.

Aerospace Engineering

Miami

Brandy Herald

Sr.

Psychology

Virginia

Sarah Kappers

So.

Science Preprofessional

Notre Dame

Caroline Kiritsy

Sr.

Mechanical Engineering

Duke

Anna Kottkamp

Jr.

Environmental Science

Notre Dame

Rebecca Kretzer

So.

Mechanical Engineering

Clemson

Giulia Longatti

Jr.

Political Science

Clemson

Caitlin Lowe

So.

Exercise Physiology

Miami

Margaret McCrudden

Sr.

Nutrition

Syracuse

Kaitlyn McCullough

Sr.

Commerce

Virginia

Kelly McElduff

Jr.

Nursing

Boston College

Sarah McGovern

Sr.

Psychology

Virginia

Alicia McKean

Jr.

Applied Psychology

Boston College

Catherine Multari

Sr.

Kinesiology

Virginia

Joanna Mulvey

So.

Mechanical Engineering

Notre Dame

Elle Murray

Sr.

Foreign Affairs

Virginia

Emily Mutschler

So.

Parks, Rec. & Tourism

Clemson

Sarah Priest

Jr.

Exercise & Sport Science

North Carolina

Georgia Ratcliffe

Fr.

Undeclared

Virginia

Teresa Rubinger

Sr.

History

Notre Dame

Maria Santoyo

Sr.

Global Studies

North Carolina

Anna Skochdopole

So.

Biological Sciences

Clemson

Katie Skorcz

So.

Accountancy

Notre Dame

Rebecca Soja

Sr.

Architecture

Syracuse

Sophia Staal

Jr.

Political Science

Duke

Alex Stonehill

So.

Evolutionary Anthropology

Duke

Alex Techar

So.

International Economics

Notre Dame

Claire Vannelli

Jr.

Biomedical Engineering

Duke

Kaitlyn Votta

Jr.

Biology

Boston College

Paula Wesselman

So.

Industrial Engineering

Clemson

Caroline Williams

Jr.

Civil & Environmental Eng.

Duke

Miranda Williams

Sr.

Psychology & Gender Stud.

Syracuse

 

 

 

 

Allison Whitty

So.

Exercise Physiology

Miami 

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