Eight members of the William Smith College rowing team earned a place on the ECAC National Invitational Rowing Championships Stewards All-Academic Team. Heron seniors Emily Andersen, Carissa Boire, and Anola Stage, juniors Alex Belden, Megan Miskovsky, and Susan Tuvell, and sophomores Margaret Cameron and Karoline Loretan were among the 321 students from 24 institutions recognized for their dedication to excellence in the classroom and on the water.
To receive All-Academic honors, a student must be at least a sophomore academically during the championship and be a varsity letter winner with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.35. A transfer student must have completed one year of study at the institution.
Andersen, Boire, and Stage garnered three consecutive ECAC NIRC Stewards All-Academic Team recognition while Tuvell is making her second straight appearance.
Boire, Cameron, and Miskovsky rowed in the varsity four at the ECAC NIRC, capturing the Herons’ first gold medal in that event. They finished more than 3.5 seconds ahead of second place Coast Guard in the grand final. Cameron and Miskovsky also won gold medals in the four at the Liberty League Championships, while Boire and Miskovsky earned bronze medals in the second varsity eight at the New York State Championships. Boire was the stroke for the second varsity eight that won gold at the Liberty League Championships.
Andersen, Belden, Loretan, Stage and Tuvell all competed in the varsity eight at the ECAC NIRC. They finished third in the petite final. All five women competed in the varsity eight at the Liberty League Championships, winning the program’s fifth consecutive conference title in that event and placed fourth at the New York State Championships.
William Smith’s varsity eight was tied for 11th in the nation in the final College Rowing Coaches Association/USRowing poll.