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Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics/Gene Boyars

Smedsrud & Cao Named to IRA All-Academic Team

CENTERVILLE, Mass. – Junior Anders Smedsrud and senior Stone Cao from Columbia’s lightweight rowing team earned spots on the 2013 IRA All-Academic Team, as announced by the ECAC on Monday evening.

To qualify for the team, a student-athlete must maintain a cumulative grade point average of a 3.35 or better, be at least a sophomore at their respective institution and be a varsity letter winner. In all, 156 student athletes received this honor across 25 institutions.

Smedsrud sat in the stroke seat with the varsity eight boat that earned bronze at the IRA National Championships earlier this month. Cao was the coxswain for the varsity eight all season is on his way to England with the Lions’ lightweight crew for the Henley Royal Regatta beginning on July 3.

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