May 27, 2010
By Donnie Conley, Media Relations Student Assistant
GOLD RIVER, Calif. - On the eve of the 2010 NCAA Rowing Championships, three University of Tennessee rowers earned All-South Region distinction, according to the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA).
Senior Laura Miller, who was recently selected as Conference USA's Rower of the Year, was chosen to the All-South Region first team. A senior from Columbus, Miss., Miller also earned All-Conference honors.
She was joined on the first team by sophomore Erika Lauderdale, who was chosen as the 2010 Conference USA Newcomer of the Year.
Freshman Karoline Mikolajewski--an All-Conference USA selection--was named to the second team.
Two Lady Vols also received CRCA National Scholar Athlete honors--junior Libi Bruncvikova and senior Katie Ross.
Ross, an All-Conference USA selection, boasts a 3.59 GPA and graduated two weeks ago with a degree in exercise science. Bruncvikova was named to the Conference USA All-Academic team this season. She holds a 3.76 GPA in marketing.
Tennessee will compete in the 2010 NCAA Rowing Championships from May 28-30 at the Sacramento State Aquatic Center.
Results will be available at NCAA.com.
Fans are reminded to follow the Lady Vols on Twitter at www.twitter.com/UTLadyVols
CRCA All South Region First Team
Jennifer Cromwell - Virginia
Katrin Reinert - Virginia
Desiree Burns - Virginia
Brittany Cummings - Clemson
Michelle Nance - Clemson
Laura Miller - Tennessee
Erika Lauderdale - Tennessee
Erin Bennett - Louisville
Rebecca Staff - Oklahoma
Alexandra Japhet - Duke
Chelsey Lauzon - University of Central Florida
Stephanie Rogers - Tulsa
Coxswain - Sidney Thorsten - Virginia
CRCA All South Region Second Team
Helen Tompkins - Virginia
Zsofia Bende - Clemson
Becca Brown - Clemson
Karoline Mikolajewski - Tennessee
Lauren Mensch - Louisville
Chelsea Moore - Oklahoma
Jennifer VanderMaarel - Texas
Catherine Campbell - SMU
Coxswain - Kate Bruggeling - Clemson