Thursday, June 02, 2005

Ithaca College Women's Crew Team - NATIONAL CHAMPS!

Unless you are going to the actual Ithaca College website, this may be the best place for Ithaca College news. Over the Memorial Day weekend, the Bombers (that is IC's nickname) won the Women's Crew National Championship becoming the first school to repeat as NCAA Division III Women’s Crew champions. Way to go Bombers!!

Three members of the crew team also earned all-America honors from the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA). (Yes, I'm taking this information from the IC website). Fourth seat Meghan Musnicki was a first-team choice and coxswain Bailey Frye and seventh seat Robyn McCann were second-team selections.

I certainly do not want to take away from their efforts. After all, they were part of back-to-back national championships. However, how do the coaches determine all-American honors for crew? Crew seems like the ultimate team sport where the team must work together to win. Therefore, how can certain individuals be differentiated from the others? It's not like other sports (I think) where you can determine who has better statistics. Right?

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