Four Columbia Women Named National Scholar-Athletes by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association

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Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics/Gene Boyars

NEW YORK – Columbia rowers Madeleine Drusin, Bailey Griswold, Kasey Koopmans and Louisa Mink each were named National Scholar-Athletes by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association for the 2010 season.

Drusin, a senior from New York City, rowed primarily for the first varsity four boat during the spring racing season, along with Mink, a sophomore from Mystic, Conn.

Griswold, a sophomore from Baltimore, Md., finished the spring campaign in the first varsity's second seat while Koopmans, a junior from Bellevue, Wash., primarily rowed in the fourth seat for Columbia's second varsity crew during the spring.

The student-athletes were selected for maintaining a 3.5 cumulative grade point average or higher for her career (through the fall semester/quarter for the current competition year) and met all eligibility rules as defined by her institution, were in her second, third or fourth year of eligibility and rowed in her institution's NCAA or IRA eligible boat(s) for a minimum of 75 percent of the current spring races or racing in a regional conference event.

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