May 20, 2005
SEATTLE - University of Washington senior Janelle Dubbins received first-team accolades and junior Allison DePalma was a second-team selection in the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) All-Region teams announced Friday.
The awards, presented by Pocock, recognize the outstanding accomplishments of female rowers and coxswains this season. Thirty-nine schools are represented nationally on the all-region squads. Varsity eight boats ranked in the top six regionally received automatic selections for their respective nominees. A coxswain was selected from schools within each region for both first and second-team representation.
A product of Robert Service High School in Anchorage, Ak., Dubbins rows in the No. 3 seat on the Huskies' 13th-ranked women's varsity eight crew. DePalma is also a member of Washington's top women's crew, rowing in the No. 5 position. She is from Notre Dame High School in San Jose, Calif.
The Huskies are preparing for the NCAA Rowing Championships that take place, May 27-29 on Lake Natoma in Rancho Cordova, Calif. UW is one of just four schools to qualify for the NCAA women's regatta every year.
The 2004-05 Regional Coaches of the Year were also selected. The award is intended to recognize a coach from each region that had outstanding success during the 2005 season, or demonstrated great team improvement from the 2004 season, and demonstrated a high level of professionalism and integrity. The five coaches selected were Dave O'Neil (California) from the West Region, Lori Dauphiny (Princeton) from the Mid-Atlantic Region, Will Porter (Yale) from the New England Region, Matt Weise (Michigan State) from the Midwest Region, and Kevin Sauer (Virginia) from the South Region.
2005 First-Team All-West Region Team
Kaylan Vander Schilden, California
Jelena Djukic, California
Iva Obradovic, California
Samantha Magee, Stanford
Missy Fiesler, Stanford
Janelle Dubbins, WASHINGTON
Kristen Bixel, UCLA
Jody Thomas, Washington State
Sarah Dubrasich, Oregon State
Laura Harder, Sacramento State
Remy Hitomi, California (coxswain)
2005 Second-Team All-West Region Team
Laura Terheyden, California
Susan BeVille, Stanford
Stephanie Morrison, Stanford
Allison DePalma, WASHINGTON
Elizabeth Pallos-Jacobs, UCLA
Vanessa Glendenning, Loyola Marymount
Brittany McMahon, San Diego State
Kelly Garneski, Stanford (coxswain)