The CRCA All-America award is designed to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of female rowers and coxswains during the current season.
Member Head Coaches may nominate a maximum of 4 rowers and 1 coxswain from his/her institution for the All-Region team. The enclosed nomination form should be filled out COMPLETELY in order for the nominations to be included. As part of the nomination procedures, the nominating coach must rank rower nominees in order from 1 to 4, 1 being the top nominee from the coach’s institution.
Nomination Rules and Requirements
The general requirements for nominating a student-athlete for CRCA postseason honors are:
- The student-athlete must meet all eligibility rules as defined by her institution
- The student-athlete must have rowed at least 75% of the current spring season’s races in the varsity boat (before and including May 20, 2016)
- The student-athlete must be nominated by her institution
- The Head Coach of the student-athlete’s institution must be a member in good standing of the CRCA
Selection Procedures and Criteria:
- Varsity 8 boats that are ranked in the top 6 regionally will have nominated athletes automatically distributed to the All-Region teams (as per chart below). If nominations are not received from a team in the top 6, those designated slots will remain unfilled.
- At-large selections will be chosen by the Division I Awards committee (5 Regional Chairpersons and 1 Awards Chairperson). The rower must meet the following to be considered for these slots:
– Rower must be the 1st-ranked nominee for her institution
– Rower must have competed in a Varsity 8 boat (per rules above) which finished OUTSIDE of the top 6 in her region
Selection will be based on the following criteria (each nominating coach will need to provide the following):
– Boat performance
– Coach’s comments (height, weight, seat, impact on team/boat speed, leadership, etc)
– 2K erg score
- Coxswains: the Awards committee will select Coxswains. Selection will be based on the following criteria (each nominating coach will need to provide the following):
– Boat performance
– Coach’s comments (impact on team/ boat speed, leadership, etc.)
- The slots will be allocated as follows:
|Ranking||1st Team selections *||2nd Team selections *|
*1st and 2nd team All-Region selections will compile the nomination pool for All-America awards.
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