May 26, 2015
WASHINGTON - Two members of the Georgetown women's rowing team - senior Laura Collins (Caribou, Maine/Caribou) and sophomore Christina Johnson (Redding, Conn./Joel Barlow) - were named to the Academic All-Patriot League Team. The is the second-consecutive year that Collins has earned a spot on the all-academic team while it is Johnson's first selection.
The awards were voted on by sports information directors around the league who could not cast a vote for their own student-athletes. There are 12 representatives on the team this spring due to a tie in the voting.
Collins, who recently graduated from Georgetown with a degree in English, compiled a 3.87 cumulative GPA in her time on the Hilltop. Johnson, who is majoring in biology, has a 3.96 GPA through four semesters. Both student-athletes competed in the Hoyas' varsity eight boat this spring with Collins rowing primarily in the seventh seat while Johnson rowed all season in the fifth seat.
With the help of Collins and Johnson this spring, GU retained the 2006 Cup with the varsity eight posting a wire-to-wire win over North Carolina and West Virginia in 6:17.8. The same boat also helped the Hoyas win the Georges Cup, by virtue of defeating George Mason and George Washington on the Potomac with a time of 6:58.5. The Blue & Gray also had a strong showing at the EAWRC Sprints and took fifth place at the 2015 Patriot League Championships.
In the fall, Georgetown's varsity eight placed 24th out of 34 crews in a very competitive Championships Eights race at the prestigious Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston. Against some of the best competition in the world, including four international boats, the Hoyas finished less than 40 seconds out of the top 10.
The Hoyas will close out the 2015 season by sending two crews, the lightweight varsity eight and varsity four crews, to the IRA National Championships on Mercer Lake, N.J., May 29-31.