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Demopoulos, Caragher earn CRCA All-America in women’s rowing

PHILADELPHIA – The Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) has announced its 2023-2024 All-America teams in women’s rowing, and the University of Pennsylvania was honored to have two women receive the recognition. Recently graduated Amelia Demopoulos was named second-team All-America while becoming a senior Brooke Caragher deserved an honorable mention.

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Each year, CRCA coaches recognize the outstanding student-athletes in each division. Criteria for the award include:

  • The student-athlete must comply with all eligibility rules as defined by her institution.
  • The student-athlete must have rowed a minimum of 75 percent of the season’s races in the varsity boat
  • The student-athlete must be nominated by her institution
  • The head coach of the student-athlete’s institution must be a member in good standing of the CRCA

Criteria to consider in All-America selection include boat performance, nomination rank, coach commentary, individual performance and 2k erg score. One helmsman is appointed for each team.

Penn enjoyed another historic season under head coach Wesley Ng in 2023–2024, where he made his third straight NCAA Championship appearance and finished tenth overall, with the Second Varsity Eight and Varsity both beating their pre-championship seeds. The Quakers also placed second in three different boats at the Ivy League Championship: the Varsity Eight (for the second year in a row), the Third Varsity Eight and the Third Varsity Four.

 

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