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4 Hobart rowers tabbed IRA All-Academic

Four members of the Hobart College rowing team were named to the 2015 Intercollegiate Rowing Association All-Academic Team. Sky Drazek, Austin Letorney, D. Griffin Marsh, and Patrick Ware were recognized for competing in the national championship regatta and maintaining a minimum 3.35 grade point average.

Drazek, who just completed her junior year, is a media and society major. She was also named to the ECAC National Invitational Rowing Championships All-Academic team and is a two-time Liberty League All-Academic pick. Drazek was the coxswain for the Hobart second varsity eight that finished 17th overall at this year’s IRA regatta and won a gold medal at the Liberty League Championships. In 2014, Drazek was the coxswain for the third varsity eight that finished 17th at nationals.

A rising junior, Letorney competed in the varsity eight this season, winning the Liberty League Championship, placing second at the ECAC Championships, and placing 16th at the IRA National Championships. He also earned All-Academic recognition from the ECAC NIRC and Liberty League this season. Last year, Letorney raced in the second varsity eight at IRAs that finished 21st.

Marsh, a rising junior, is majoring in economics and international relations. He also received ECAC NIRC and Liberty League All-Academic honors this season. He has competed in the second varsity eight in each of the past two seasons, placing 21st in 2014 and 17th in 2015 at the IRA Championships.

A rising senior, Ware is a chemistry and environmental studies major. He is a two-time ECAC NIRC and Liberty League All-Academic selection. Ware raced with the third varsity eight at the 2015 IRA Championships that placed 18th. He won a gold medal at the Liberty League Championships and a silver medal at the ECAC NIRC. A year ago, Ware was in the varsity eight that placed 19th at IRAs.

With four gold medal-winning performances, the Hobart rowing team won its 10th consecutive Liberty League Championship, secured a gold and two silver medals at the ECAC NIRC and produced the program’s best finishes in the varsity eight and second varsity eight at the IRA National Championships.