May 15, 2014
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Sophomore Katie King has been named to the 2014 C-USA Rowing All-Academic Team, as announced by the conference office Thursday. King was the only sophomore to be named to the 2014 team.
Majoring in Mechanical Engineering, King has maintained a 4.0 GPA during her time on The Hill. She was recognized by the University of Tennessee Athletics Board for academic achievements and also received the 2013-14 C-USA Commissioner's Academic Medal, an awarded given to student-athletes who have acheived a cumulative GPA of 3.75 of better.
King, a native of Longwood, Fla., has rowed with the first varsity eight all season helping the Lady Vols to numerous top-five finishes. Part of the first varsity 8 at the Clemson Invitational placing 6th (7:27.0), 6th (7:11.7) and 5th (7:24.6). Rowed in the Varsity 8+ against UCF, placing first with a time of 6 minutes and 38.5 seconds. At the Head of the Hooch, a rower in Tennessee's 'B' shell to the third place finish with a time of 17 minutes and 54.9 seconds. Part of the Championship 8+ shell that placed fourth at the Head of the Hooch with a time of 16 minutes and 28.4 seconds. also placed fourth in the Open 2- race at the Head of the Hooch with teammate Rachel Whitaker with a time of 18 minutes and 17.6 second.
At Duke, placed seventh with teammate Rachel Whitaker in the A Pairs competition and placed fourth in the A Fours race...Secured the first place spot in the Chattanooga Head Race in the pairs division with teammate Rachel Whitaker with a time of 19 minutes and 51.50 seconds, also part of the collegiate four that placed first at the with a time of 18 minutes and 33.77 seconds.
The C-USA all-academic rowing team consists of student-athletes who have earned a 3.2 cumulative grade point average or better and are a key contributor to their team. This year's squad each compiled a GPA of 3.65 or better, averaging an impressive 3.904.
The 2014 C-USA Rowing Championships will take place Saturday, May 17 on Melton Hill Lake in Oak Ridge, Tenn. For coverage and updates on the Championship, visit: C-USA Women's Rowing Championship Central.
2014 C-USA Rowing All-Academic Team (* Repeat Selection)
Ashley Allison, Alabama, Senior, 3.82, Aerospace Engineering
*Catherine Clements, Kansas, Senior, 3.94, Accounting
**Elizabeth Scherer, Kansas, Senior, 3.97, Exercise Science/Pre-Physical Therapy
*Allison Dorau, Kansas State, Senior, 3.91, Elementary Education/Spanish
Megan Murray, Kansas State, Junior, 3.93, Dietetics/Spanish & Kinesiology
Abigail Weaver, Kansas State, Senior, 4.00, Mechanical Engineering/Physics
Marilyn Kozlowski, Oklahoma, Senior, 3.86, Health & Exercise Science
*Kim Moldenhauer, Oklahoma, Junior, 4.00, Entrepreneurship & Venture Management
Paige Madison, Old Dominion, Senior, 3.69, Exercise Science and Physical Education
Alexandra Santella, Sacramento State, Junior, 3.89, Health Science
Katie King, Tennessee, Sophomore, 4.00, Mechanical Engineering
Carmen Hargis-Villanueva, Texas, Senior, 3.80, English Honors & Government
*Brooke Helmberger, Tulsa, Senior, 3.96, Psychology
*Courtney Schrand, West Virginia, Senior, 3.97, Elementary Education
Karen Verwey, West Virginia, Senior, 3.82, Criminology