May 20, 2013
Gold River, Calif. - The Pac-12 Conference announced on Sunday that Husky senior coxswain Seamus Labrum was named the Men's Rowing Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Labrum coxed the varsity four shell as a sophomore and junior, winning gold medals at the 2011 and 2012 Pac-12 Championships and at the 2011 and 2012 IRA National Championships. As a senior this season, he has guided the top-ranked Huskies varsity eight boat to an undefeated record. The Cape May, N.J., native, who was recently named to his third United States U-23 National Team, coxed the U.S. four at the U-23 World Championships in 2011 and 2012. Labrum, who is pursuing a double degree in journalism and political science, carries a 3.69 GPA. He was a first team Pac-12 All-Academic selection in 2012. Last year, fellow coxswain Sam Ojserkis won the award.
After clinching the Pac-12 Championship this past weekend, Labrum will finish his collegiate career competing for the IRA National Championship in Rancho Cordova, Calif. Next fall, Labrum will attend the University of Washington School of Law.
In order to be eligible for the Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year award, student-athletes must be a senior (in athletics eligibility) on track to receive a degree, have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher, participate in at least 50% of the scheduled contests in the sport and have a minimum of one year in residence at the institution.