Zags Have Eight Selected To CRCA Scholar-Athlete Team
June 1, 2017

CRCA Scholar-Athletes

SPOKANE, Wash. - The Gonzaga Bulldogs had eight members selected to the 2017 Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association Scholar-Athlete Team.

Junior Isabelle Belzil returns for the second-straight year, and sophomore Rachael Arand, sophomore Hannah Churchill, sophomore Lauren English, sophomore Marie Hayman, junior Anna Johnson, sophomore Olivia Lada, and junior Isabella Spies are all first time honorees.

Selected from the varsity eight boat are Belzil, majoring in business administration with a 3.64 GPA, English, majoring in nursing with a 3.52 GPA, and Lada, majoring in history with a 3.84 GPA. The Zags’ top crew finished 19th at the NCAA Championships after winning the West Coast Conference Championship. They had three wins this season, four runner-up finishes, and nine top-five finishes prior to postseason action.

From the second varsity eight is Arand, majoring in sports management with a 3.88 GPA, Churchill, majoring in physical education with a 3.57 GPA, Hayman, majoring in sports management with a 3.68 GPA, Johnson, majoring in nursing with a 3.65 GPA, and Spies, majoring in political science with a 3.58 GPA. They also finished 19th at the NCAA Championships and won the WCC Championship. Prior to that, they had five top-five finishes on the year.

The Bulldogs finished 19th at the NCAA Championships, making their fourth appearance in five years, and won their 16th overall and third-straight WCC Championship.

CRCA Scholar-Athlete Requirements
The student-athlete has met all eligibility rules as defined by her institution.
The student-athlete was in her 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year of eligibility.
The student-athlete rowed in her institution’s NCAA or IRA eligible boat(s) for a minimum of 75% of the current spring races or racing in a regional conference event.
The Head Coach of the student-athletes institution was a member in good standing of the CRCA as of May 1, 2016.
The student-athlete has had a 3.5 cumulative GPA or higher for her career (through the fall semester/quarter for the current competition year).



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