June 8, 2010
By Donnie Conley, Media Relations Student Assistant
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - University of Tennessee senior Laura Miller was selected as a second team All-American by the College Rowing Coaches Association on Tuesday morning.
Miller, a native of Columbus, Miss., helped lead the Lady Vols to the NCAA Rowing Championships for the seventh time in school history--the fourth as a full team.
In her career, Miller was a part of three squads that competed at NCAAs, including the first-ever Tennessee boat to reach the grand finals, the 2V8+ in 2008.
This season, she earned numerous postseason honors. She was named to the All-Conference USA first team, as well as being selected as the league's 2010 Rower of the Year.
She was also chosen to the CRCA's All-South Region first team.
Rowing exclusively from the V8+ boat, Miller helped propel the Lady Vols to a fourth place finish at the 2010 Lake Natoma Invitational on April 17-18.
From there, the Orange and White captured the inaugural Conference USA Rowing Championship at the 2010 Aramark Sprints, held in Oak Ridge, Tenn., from May 15-16. UT placed a boat in the Grand Finals of the 2V8+ and V8+, taking third place in the South Region.
Miller also excelled in the classroom, garnering three Academic All-SEC selections in her career. She recently graduated with a degree in Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology.
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2010 CRCA Second Team All America Award Winners:
Kara Kohler, California
Taryn O'Connell, California
Lauren Schmetterling, Colgate
Emily Dreissigacker, Dartmouth
Alexandra Japhet, Duke
Jess Novack, Iowa
Jennifer Forbes, Northeastern
Charlott Goldstein, Ohio State
Michaela Strand, Princeton
Helen Becz, Rutgers
Grace Luczak, Stanford
Erika Roddy, Stanford
Laura Miller, TENNESSEE
Britta Syverson, University of California, Los Angeles
Ivana Filipovic, University of Southern California
Anna Specjalska, University of Southern California
Helen Tompkins, Virginia
Katie Dick, Washington State
Caroline Nash, Yale
Sidney Thorsten, coxswain, Virginia