EDISON, New Jersey – The Marist women's rowing team has 15 student-athletes named to the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference All-Academic Team, Wednesday afternoon. A total of 120 student-athletes comprise the 2017 Women's Rowing All-Academic Team, the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference announced today.

To be eligible for the MAAC All-Academic Team, a student-athlete must complete two semesters at their institution and hold a cumulative grade point average of 3.20 on a 4.0 scale. Sacred Heart University led all schools with 20 student-athletes. Fairfield University and Marist College both brought in 15 student athletes to the All-Academic Team.

Canisius College and Drake University both had 13 student-athletes. Manhattan College added 11 students and both Iona College and Robert Morris University each have 10 student-athletes on the list. Eight student-athletes came from Jacksonville University, and Stetson University rounds out the list with five student athletes.

Representing the sophomore's on the MAAC All-Academic list are Kate Beebe, Kerriann Ernenwein, Maddy Gragg, and Caitlin Green. For the juniors, Bea Bradford, Kelsi Cottrell, Caroline Defrancesco, Erin Gisolfi, and Caroline Withers earned honors. While for the seniors, Alexis Batulis, Julia Czarnecki, Kimberly Foster, Mahra Lawrence, Katherine Perry, and Julia Rigothi round out the selections for Marist.

After an impressive season for the Red Foxes, the Marist women's rowing team finished in second place at the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championships at Lake Mercer at Mercer County Park, falling just short of the programs 11th conference title and first since 2013.

2016-17 Marist MAAC All-Academic Team Selections

Alexis Batulis                     Marist College    Sr.          Business Administration  /Monroe, NY

Kate Beebe                        Marist College    So.         Communication/Chatham, NY

Bea Bradford                     Marist College    Jr.           Environmental Science Policy/Farmington, CT

Kelsi Cottrell                      Marist College    Jr.           Biochemistry/Honolulu, HI

Julia Czarnecki                   Marist College    Sr.          Environmental Science Policy/Wayne, NJ

Caroline Defrancesco      Marist College    Jr.           Psychology/Boxborough, MA

Kerriann Ernenwein          Marist College    So.         Communication/Garden City, NY

Kimberly Foster                 Marist College    Sr.          Business Administration  /Gloucester, MA

Erin Gisolfi                          Marist College    Jr.          Business Administration  /Hopewell Junction, NY

Maddy Gragg                     Marist College    So.         Business Administration/Brigantine, NJ

Caitlin Green                      Marist College    So.         Fashion Merchandising/Kailua, HI

Mahra Lawrence              Marist College    Sr.          Criminal Justice/Deerfield, NH

Katherine Perry                 Marist College    Sr.          Mathematics/Barrington, RI

Julia Rigothi                       Marist College    Sr.          Biomedical Sciences/Poughkeepsie, NY

Caroline Withers               Marist College    Jr.           Communication/Fayetteville, NY