May 23, 2012
Loyola University Maryland women's rowing senior Catriona Miller was honored as a Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association National Scholar Athlete, the organization announced on Tuesday.
To be honored as a National Scholar Athlete, the student-athlete must have rowed in her institution's NCAA or IRA eligible boats for a minimum of 75-percent of the spring races and has a 3.5 cumulative grade-point average for her career.
Miller was a stand-out performer in her four years at Loyola and was named team MVP this season. A two-year captain, Miller helped the women's varsity four to three MAAC Boat of the Week honors.
The Center Valley, Pa., led Loyola to a first-place finish at the Jesuit Invitational and in the petite final of the Knecht Cup this season. She also was a member of the lightweight four squad that won the IRA National Championship in 2010.
Miller was honored at Loyola's annual Athletic Awards Banquet as being the female student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average during her tenure at Loyola, finishing with a 3.83 GPA.
Miller joins Liz Staub, who earned the honor in 2010.
"This is a great achievement for Catriona and the Loyola rowing program," said head coach Al Ramirez. "Catriona has been the epitome of a student-athlete during her time with the Greyhounds, working hard both at practice and in the classroom. It is a pleasure to see her efforts be recognized with an honor from the CRCA."