NEW YORK - Junior Samantha Warren gained a place on the Pocock Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) All-America second team, it was announced on Tuesday. It is the first All-America honor in Warren's career. She is the first Columbian to be named All-American since Meredith Mead '11CC in 2009.

In May, Warren earned first team CRCA all-region honors for the second time in her career after being selected to the first team in 2010. A stalwart in Columbia's first varsity boat during her first three years, Warren was chosen to compete at USRowing's Women's Under-23 National Team Camp this summer.

Nominated student-athletes are evaluated on the strength of their team's regional finish, coaches recommendations and 2,000-meter erg score. Nominees must be eligible student-athletes who have competed in their teams' varsity boat in 75 percent of races this season.

Columbia was ranked as high as 16th in the CRCA coaches poll during the 2012 season. It was the highest rank ever for the program.

2012 Pocock First Team All America Awards

Keziah Beall, Virginia
Molly Bruggeman, Notre Dame
Allison Courtin, Brown
Sarah Cowburn, Virginia
Ulrike Denker, Ohio State
Emily Eifferet, Michigan
Elise Etem, University of California, Berkeley
Taylor Goetzinger, Cornell
Paparangi Hipango, University of California, Berkeley
Martie Kuzzy, Virginia
Kate Mansfield, Wisconsin
Daphne Marschenko, Stanford
Catherine McDermott, Yale
Felice Mueller, Michigan
Michelle Neuder, Michigan State
Kristine O'Brien, Virginia
Kelly Pierce, Princeton
Heidi Robbins, Princeton
Liz Soutter, Harvard-Radcliffe
Britta Syverson, University of California, Los Angeles
Lenka Vrecnikova, University of Southern California
Kristy Wentzel, Stanford
Sidney Thorsten, Virginia, coxswain

2012 Pocock Second Team All America Awards

Anastasia Alexander, University of California, Los Angeles
Katherine Ashton, United States Naval Academy
Erin Bennet, Louisville
Maryann Concannon, Saint Mary's College
Heather Cummings, Clemson
Hayley Daniell, Dartmouth
Courtney Diekema, Harvard-Radcliffe
Tessa Gobbo, Brown
Greta Haselmann, Northeastern
Lindsey Healy, Michigan
Erika Lauderdale, Tennessee
Chelsey Lauzon, Central Florida
Cecilia Madsen, Cornell
Vineta Moca, University of Southern California
Stephanie Rogers, Tulsa
Lisa Roman, Washington State
Helen Tinkus, University of Southern California
Emily Walsh, Ohio State
Samantha Warren, Columbia
Asja Zero, Indiana
Colleen Macke, Michigan, coxswain