June 5, 2013
WALNUT CREEK, Calif.- The honors keep rolling in for the Huskies. Just days after capturing the program's 16th national title at the Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championships, the Washington men's crew program was commended by the Pac-12 Conference for their work in the classroom.
The Husky men had a total of 11 student-athletes selected to the Pac-12's All-Academic list. In order to be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must have a minimum 3.0 overall grade point average, be at least a sophomore and make regular contributions as a rower (varsity eight, second varsity eight or varsity four). Of the 11 selections, five were first team. Three of those rowers had GPAs over 3.5, including a team-high 3.78 by sophomore Aleksander Malowany.
The other Husky oarsmen included Benjamin Degang (3.69 /Aeronautics & Astronomy), Seamus Labrum (3.69 / Political Science and Journalism), Dusan Milovanovic (3.48 /Business Adminstration), Alex Bunkers (3.3 / Communication), Lisa Caldwell (3.34 / Environmental Studies), Sam Dommer (3.12 / Electrical Engineering), Will Lytle (3.11 / Pre-Political Science), and Ryan Schroeder (3.14 / aeronautics). Sophomores Henry Meek and Alexander Perkinsearned honorable mention. Each student-athlete listed participated in a winning boat at IRAs last weekend at LakeNatoma in Gold River, Calif.
Hannah Lukanuskiled the way on the women's team with a 3.79 GPA in Art History, meriting a first-team nod. The sophomore from Berkeley, Calif. coxed the varsity four all season long, earning a bronze medal at the NCAA Championships at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis, Ind. last weekend. Maddie Johnston (3.58 / Medical Antrhopology & Global Health) joined Lukanuski as the other Husky earning a first-team selection.
Seven other Huskies were also nominated with second-team selections. The list included: Maddie Cordner(3.51 / Geography), Kaitlyn Garlock (3.51 / Pre-Major), Lana Harshman (3.35 / Biology), Natalie Harshman ( 3.58 / Anthropology), Marie Strohmayer (3.35 / Pre-Public Health), and Ruth Whyman(3.49 / Communication).