Krisztina Gyimes Named CRCA Pocock First-Team All-American
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June 9, 2014
LOS ANGELES - USC women’s rowing junior Krisztina Gyimes received her second-career selection to the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) Pocock All-America Team on Monday, June 9. Gyimes was chosen to the first team and will receive the 26th all-time All-America certificate for the Women of Troy. She is only the eighth player in program history to repeat as an All-American following her second-team selection in 2013.
Gyimes was also named to the Pac-12 Women’s Rowing All-Conference Team and the CRCA’s All-West Region Team for the second times in her career. She is one of 13 Pac-12 athletes chosen for All-America honors. In all, the conference had eight out of 22 first-teamers and 13 of 44 selections overall.
The CRCA’s general guidelines for nomination of a student-athlete for All-America honors require student-athletes to meet all eligibility rules as defined by her institution and have rowed in at least 75 percent of the spring season's races in the varsity boat (before and including May 19). The student-athlete must be nominated by her institution and the head coach of the student-athlete's institution must be a member in good standing of the CRCA. All nominated student-athletes are then selected to first and second teams based on the following criteria: strength of finish of the institution's varsity eight within the country, coach’s comments, and a 2k erg score.
Gyimes occupied the seventh seat in the varsity eight since her arrival on campus in 2013. Immediately, she helped the Women of Troy win the 2013 Jessop-Whittier Cup at the San Diego Crew Classic and was a key member of the eight that hoisted the cup for a fourth straight year this April. She has been instrumental in USC’s success this season in the top boat with one of the top ergometer times on the squad.
The Women of Troy were ranked 10th in the nation in the final CRCA poll of the 2014 season. USC finished 10th as a team at the 2014 NCAA Division I Women’s Rowing Championships. The varsity four raced in the NCAA grand final while each of the varsity eight boats earned spots in their petite finals. The Trojans’ varsity eight won the Jessop-Whittier Cup at the San Diego Crew Classic for the fourth consecutive year and USC ran its streak of dual victories over rival UCLA to 13 straight years. For more information on the USC women’s rowing program, please visit USCTrojans.com.