Four Named CRCA National Scholar-Athletes
P.K. Carey-Jones earned recognition for the second straight year while Callie Aaker, Kelsey Dunbar and Sydney Sutton-Liswith also all made the 2013 list.
May 28, 2013
LOS ANGELES - Four LMU women's rowers were named Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) National Scholar-Athletes, the association announced Tuesday. P.K. Carey-Jones earned recognition for the second straight year while Callie Aaker, Kelsey Dunbar and Sydney Sutton-Liswith also all made the 2013 list.
Criteria for selected student-athletes included being in her second, third or fourth year of eligibility, carry a 3.5 cumulative GPA or higher and rowed in her institution's NCAA or IRA eligible boat(s) for a minimum of 75% of the current spring races or racing in a regional conference event.
Carey-Jones, a Spanish major, competed in both the V4+ and 2V8+ this season. She was a member of the V4+ that placed fifth at the West Coast Conference Championship while also helping guide the 2V8+ to a fourth place finish in the Grand Final at the Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championship, a fourth place finish in the Third Final at the San Diego Crew Classic and a gold medal at the Berg Cup.
Dunbar, a sophomore pursuing a degree in biology, was a member of the Lions' 2V8+ this spring, which capped the season with a fourth place finish at the WCC Championship. Dunbar was also a member of the crew, along with Carey-Jones, that placed fourth at WIRA's, fourth at the San Diego Crew Classic and earned gold at the Berg Cup.
Aaker, a civil engineering major, is a junior who joined the Lion squad this season. She was also in the 2V8+ lineup at the WCC Championship, the San Diego Crew Classic and the Berg Cup.
Sutton-Liswith, who earned her undergraduate degree in psychology in 2012, completed her final season of eligibility this spring while pursuing her master's in elementary education. Having competed in the V8+ and 2V8+ throughout her four years, Sutton-Liswith closed out her career as a member of the 2V8+ boat that placed fourth at the WCC's.