Women's Varsity Four Earns All-MAAC Honors

April 27, 2012

WEST WINDSOR, N.J. - The Loyola University Maryland women's varsity four earned All-Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference honors as voted on by the league's head coaches in the first-ever All-MAAC Rowing Awards, the conference announced Friday night in West Windsor, N.J.

The boat, which featured coxswain Katherine Griffin, Catriona Miller, Margaret Ajello, Andrea Almeida and Julianne Roccuzzo, was named the All-MAAC Women's Varsity Four boat. The league also honored varsity eights and second varsity eights for both the men and women.

The Greyhound varsity four notched was named MAAC Boat of the Week three times this year. The crew notched first-places finishes at the Jesuit Invite, Occoquan Sprints and the petite final at the Knecht Cup, to go with second-place finishes at the Murphy Cup and Kerr Cup.

Also honored on the women's side were the first and second varsity eight boats from Marist.

On the men's side, Marist earned All-MAAC honors for its varsity four and first varsity eight boats. Jacksonville was honored for its second varsity eight.

Loyola also had a total of 10 rowers earn spots on the MAAC All-Academic team, the third most for any MAAC school. 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.

The Greyhound honorees including Christopher Golon, Cameron Kopp, Thomas Quinn, Michael Skopelitis and Ryan Walsh on the men's team. On the women's team, Sarah LaBarth, Katherine Griffin, Julianne Roccuzzo and Kathleen Sweeney were all recognized.

The Greyhounds are in action at the MAAC Rowing Championships on Lake Mercer in West Windsor, N.J., on Saturday.