Bears Place 5 on Academic All-Conference Rowing Team

NEW LONDON, Conn.—The Coast Guard Academy placed five cadet-athletes on the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Women's Rowing Academic All-conference team.

Senior Jessica Ward, a Mechanical Engineering major, earned a spot on the team for the third straight season.

Juniors Cathy Durand (Marine and Environmental Science) and Judy Hooymans (Electrical Engineering) were named to the Academic All-conference team for the second straight season.

Sophomores Megan Geboski (Civil Engineering) and Corrin Nolin (Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering) both earned a spot on the team in their first year of eligibility for the All-Academic team.

Honorees must have met the following criteria: earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5/4.0 scale or 4.35/5.0 scale after the 2012 fall semester, achieved second year academic status at her institution, and been a member of the varsity team for the entire season.

The New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference consists of 10 highly selective institutions committed to academic excellence: Babson College, Clark University, U.S Coast Guard Academy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, Springfield College, Wellesley College, Wheaton College, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute  while an 11th institution, Simmons College is a member of the NEWMAC in the sport of rowing.