May 28, 2014
MADISON, Wis. -– Four Badgers earned recognition by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA), including junior Anne Rauschert (Bushnell, Ill.) and senior Monica Whitehouse (Big Bend, Wis.), who were named to the Central All-Region teams. Juniors Nicole Hettmann (Denmark, Wis.) and Kristine Kammers (Waukesha, Wis.) were CRCA National Scholar-Athletes.
Rauschert, a second-team All-Big Ten pick this season, rows in Wisconsin’s varsity eight that will compete in this week’s NCAA championships. A gold medalist with the U.S. women’s eight at the 2013 World Under 23 Championships in Austria, Rauschert has again been invited to the U.S. Under 23 selection camp for the 2014 team. Rauschert was named to the first team.
Whitehouse, who was a first-team All-Big Ten rower this year after earning second-team honors in 2013, also races with UW’s varsity eight. A two-time team captain, Whitehouse is the teams’ Graves Family Award and Simonds Award winner for her contributions to the success of UW crew and for her work ethic and commitment to 100 percent effort. Whitehouse is part of the second team.
Nominated student-athletes are evaluated on the strength of their team's regional finish, coaches recommendations and 2,000-meter erg score. Nominees must be eligible student-athletes who have competed in their teams' varsity boat in 75 percent of races this season.
To become a CRCA National Scholar-Athlete, a rower must be in at least her second year of eligibility, in an NCAA boat for 75 percent of the season and boast at least a 3.5 grade point average.
Hettmann, a member of UW’s second varsity eight, becomes a two-time CRCA National Scholar-Athlete. A zoology major, Hettmann boasts a 3.5 grade point average.
Kammers, who rows in UW’s varsity eight, is an accounting major with a 3.515 grade point average.
Rauschert, Whitehouse, Hettmann and Kammers finish their seasons this Friday through Sunday at the 2014 NCAA Championships at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis.
Watch the live stream and follow the live stats at NCAA.com.