Five Trojans Named to Pac-12 Rowing All-Academic Teams|
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June 5, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO - The Pac-12 announced its 2015 Women's Rowing All-Academic Teams on Friday (June 5) and honored five Trojans; two on the first team and three on the second team.
Senior captain Elizabeth Turner (Chute-à-Blondeau, Ontario/Vankleek Hill Collegiate Institute) and junior Sara Bilimoria (Glenview, Ill./Glenbrook South HS) were each named to the first team. It was Turner's third-career selection to the first team. Bilimoria repeated her first-team selection from a year ago.
Three Women of Troy received their first-career selections to the conference all-academic team and appeared on the second-team roster. Senior Shelby Adair (Redondo Beach, Calif./Mira Costa HS), senior Elaine Krebs (Woodridge, Ill./Benet Academy), and sophomore Kaelyn Ibold (Jacksonville, Fla./Stanton College Prep) were second-team honorees. Adair was an all-academic honorable mention in 2014 and Krebs earned honorable mention in 2013.
Four Trojans received honorable mention in 2015. Juniors Darian DiCianno (Lafayette, Pa./Mount St. Joseph Academy) and Kamali Houston (Sacramento, Calif./St. Francis HS) and seniors Kellyn Freire (Long Beach, Calif./Connelly HS/Loyola Marymount) and Katherine Gleadow (Vancouver, B.C./Crofton House School) were each on the honorable mention list. All four were also honorable mention selections in 2014.
To be eligible for selection to the academic team, a student-athlete must have a minimum 3.0 overall grade-point average and participate in at least half of their team's scheduled regular season events. Since 1992, USC owns 49 first-team Pac-12 all-academic certificates with 26 second-team selections.
Bilimoria holds the team's highest cumulative GPA at 3.77 with degree progress in global health. Turner graduated this May and had a 3.73 in human biology. Ibold is a theater major with a 3.58 GPA. Krebs also graduated this May and had a 3.39 in health and humanity with degree progress towards a master's. Adair graduated with a degree in cinematic arts, critical studies with a 3.40 GPA. DiCianno (3.20 in human biology), Freire (3.19 in business administration), Gleadow (3.28 in geology), and Houston (3.20 in communication) showcase the Trojans' breadth and depth of study.
The Trojans finished 15th at the NCAA Division I Women's Rowing Championships and were ranked 15th in the final Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) poll. In 2015, the Women of Troy won the coveted Jessop-Whittier Cup at the San Diego Crew Classic for a fifth straight year (seventh in program history), and defeated crosstown rival UCLA in the annual dual for the 14th consecutive year. The Trojans' selection to the NCAA championships was a school-record seventh consecutive time (ninth all-time team selection).
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