K-State Leads Academic All-Big 12 Rowing Team

April 30, 2014K-State AthleticsMANHATTAN, Kan. – The Big 12 announced the 2014 Academic All-Big 12 Rowing Team earlier today with a conference-leading 27 Wildcats earning the honor. In all, 114 student-athletes, 93 first team and 21 second team, were honored for the 2013-14 academic year.

Among the 27 athletes honored for K-State, 23 earned first team honors, while the remaining four Wildcats were named to the second team. K-State also had two of only seven student-athletes in the conference to finish with a perfect 4.0 grade point averages, as Beth DeMars and Abby Weaver accomplished the feat for a third-straight season.

To qualify for first team, student-athletes must maintain a 3.20 or better GPA, while second team selections hold a 3.00 to 3.19 GPA.

The 27 honored are the most ever for the program, as the Big 12 began recognizing an All-Academic team for women’s rowing beginning in 2011-12. The past two seasons, in order, saw K-State have 23 and 22 rowers be recognized, respectively. A full list of this year’s crop can be found below.

2014 Academic All-Big 12 Rowing Team

First Team
Aly Bronder
Courtney Cooke
Beth DeMars
Allison Dorau
Noelle Dykmann
Kelsey Eagleman
Mary Rose Eakes
Courtney Faucett
Ally Franken
Hannah Frith
Madi Haney
Jessica Kuhlman
Meaghan Kuzmich
Brittany Long
Meggie Murray
Kara Omo
Rachael Plotas
Erin Roeser
Lindsey Schmeidler
Kelsey Schultz
Jennifer Smisek
Ariana Thompson
Abby Weaver

Second Team
Kelsey Harlow
Hayley Harvey
Katie Mulich
Allison Tuxhorn