USC Rowers Earn Academic Honors

June 9, 2017

LOS ANGELES--The Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) has announced its 2017 NCAA Division I National Scholar-Athletes. Senior Kaelyn Ibold, juniors Chloe Chrysikopoulos and Ida Gørtz Jacobsen and sophomore Krete Koovit were each named CRCA National Scholar-Athletes for their outstanding performance in the classroom.

The Trojans now have 34 all-time scholar-athlete selections. This is Ibold’s third recognition and Jacobsen’s second time winning the award.

To be nominated for scholar-athlete recognition, the student-athlete must meet all eligibility rules as defined by her institution; be in her second, third, or fourth year of eligibility; and rowed in her institution's NCAA eligible boats for a minimum of 75 percent of the current spring races. All selected student-athletes have a 3.50 cumulative grade-point average or higher for her career (through the fall semester or quarter for the current competition year).

In addition, the Pac-12 Conference named its All-Academic Rowing teams today (June 9). Juniors Jordyn Alves, Chloe Chrysikopoulos and Ida Gørtz Jacobsen were named to the All-Academic First Team, while senior Kaelyn Ibold and sophomore Krete Koovit were selected to the Second Team. In addition, juniors Isabel Fitter, Katie Hubert, Nikoline Laidlaw, Kate Melberg, Kendall Sinosky, Sasha Varekova and sophomore Brooke Downes each received Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention.


 

 

Jacobsen is now a two-time first team selection as she holds a 3.86 GPA as she double majors in global studies and comparative literature with a minor in architecture. Ibold makes her third-career second team selection and graduated with a 3.50 GPA while majoring in cinematic arts critical studies.

To be eligible for selection to the Pac-12 all-academic team, a student-athlete must have a minimum 3.0 overall grade-point average and participate in at least half of their team's scheduled regular-season events. Since 1992, USC owns 52 first-team Pac-12 all-academic certificates with 27 second-team selections.

For a full list of award recipients, majors and GPA's, see below.

CRCA National Scholar-Athletes

Kaelyn Ibold, Sr., 3.50, Cinematic Arts Critical Studies

Chloe Chrysikopoulos, Jr., 3.79, Theatre

Ida Gørtz Jacobsen, Jr., 3.86, Double major in Global Studies and Comparative Literature with a minor in Architecture

Krete Koovit, So., 3.69, Economics

Pac-12 All-Academic First Team

Jordyn Alves, Jr., 3.69, Psychology

Chloe Chrysikopoulos, Jr., 3.79, Theatre

Ida Gørtz Jacobsen, Jr., 3.86, Double major in Global Studies and Comparative Literature with a minor in Architecture

Pac-12 All-Academic Second Team

Kaelyn Ibold, Sr., 3.50, Cinematic Arts Critical Studies

Krete Koovit, So., 3.69, Economics

Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention

Brooke Downes, So., 3.23, Political Science

Isabel Fitter, Jr. 3.07, Communication

Katie Hubert, Jr., 3.19, Art

Nikoline Laidlaw, Jr., 3.28, Environmental Studies

Kate Melberg, Jr. 3.22, Environmental Engineering

Kendall Sinosky, Jr., 3.23, English Creative Writing

Sasha Varekova, Jr., 3.13, Policy, Planning and Development

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