Andrus Named CRCA First Team All-America for Second Consecutive Year

By Sara Brooks, Assistant Athletics Communications Director, (503) 370-6219

SALEM, ORE. -- Hilary Andrus (Sr., Chimacum, WA/Chimacum HS) has been selected First Team All-America by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA). The award recognizes the outstanding performances of rowers and coxswains at NCAA Division III institutions.

This is the second year in a row that Andrus has been named All-America. Andrus, who graduated earlier this month with a degree in Math and Spanish, earned many awards during her career at Willamette.

Most recently, Andrus was selected to participate in the Women's Under-23 National Team Camp this summer sponsored by U.S. Rowing. Andrus was selected specifically to be a sculling rower.

She served as a team captain at Willamette this season and was a co-captain in 2008-09. Andrus participated in the U.S. Rowing Women’s National Team Pre-Elite Camp in Indiana last summer. She was named All-Northwest Collegiate Rowing Conference in 2009 and 2010.

At the WIRA Championships this spring, Andrus was a member of the WV4+ that finished in first place and the WV8+ that finished in second place. The WV4+ also finished second at the NCRC Championships.

Including Andrus, nine student-athletes were named First Team All-America and nine student-athletes were named Second Team All-America.

General Requirements for nominating a student-athlete for CRCA post season honors are:

  • The student-athlete met all eligibility rules as defined by her institution.
  • The student-athlete participated in at least 75% of all races during the current season (all races before and including May 3, 2009)
  • The student-athlete rowed at least 75% of the season's races in the varsity boat (all races before and including May 3, 2009)
  • The student-athlete was nominated by her institution
  • The head coach of the student-athlete's institution was a member in good standing of the CRCA.

Selection Criteria:

  • Strength of Schedule
  • Regular season record
  • End of season regatta results
  • Nomination Rank
  • Coach's comments
  • 2,000-meter ergometer score
Hilary Andrus has been named CRCA All-America for the second year in a row.

Hilary Andrus has been named CRCA All-America for the second year in a row.