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