NEWARK, DE - University of Delaware senior rower Rachael Conway, who
was a four-year letterwinner and served as team captain this past
season, has been named to the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association
(CRCA) Mid-Atlantic All-Region second team.
Conway, a native of Gansevoort, N.Y. (Saratoga Spring High School), was
one of 20 student-athletes recognized on the two Mid-Atlantic Region
teams and one of just 100 rowers nationally honored on the five
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.
An honor student as an exercise physiology major with a minor in bio and
disabilities studies, Conway capped an outstanding season that saw her
also earn All-Colonial Athletic Association honors and capture the
team's UD Alumni Association Most Valuable Player award.
She becomes just the third Blue Hen rower to earn CRCA all-region
honors, joining Laura Beaufort (2005) and three-time winner Regine
Adrien (2008, 2009, 2010).
Conway was also one of just four CAA rowers honored nationally, joining
Northeastern's Greta Haselmann and Kelsey Flynn, who were named to the
New England Region team, and George Mason's Meredith Bennett, who was a
Mid-Atlantic Region selection.
A member of the Blue Hens' Varsity Eights boat, Conway competed in all
seven meets this season and placed sixth at the CAA Championships and
12th at the Dad Vail Regatta. She competed in 25 races during her career
and also was a CAA Academic Honor Roll award recipient.
CRCA Mid-Atlantic All-Region 1st Team: Leigh Archer, Cornell; Katherine
Ashton, Navy; Nikki Bourassa, Columbia; Katherine Geithman, Rutgers;
Emily Gladstone, Bucknell; Taylor Goetzinger, Cornell Cecelia Madsen,
Cornell; Kelly Pierce, Princeton; Heidi Robbins, Princeton; Courtney
Schrand, West Virginia; Samantha Warren, Columbia; Jennifer Werkmeister,
Pennsylvania; Jeannette Friedman, Cornell, coxswain
CRCA Mid-Atlantic All-Region 2nd Team: Meredith Bennett, George Mason;
Kelly Burke, Pennsylvania; Amanda Chikowski, Bucknell; Rachael Conway,
Delaware; Margaret Daly, Princeton; Tracy Eisser, Cornell; Lila Flavin,