Graham, Garber and Stroud recognized as CRCA National Scholar-Athletes

Graham, Garber and Stroud recognized as CRCA National Scholar-Athletes


HARTFORD, Conn. -- Lewis & Clark junior Natalie Stroud was selected to the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association's National Scholar-Athlete honors list along with teammates Ashley Garber and Kendall Graham, the organization announced last week. The selection is Stroud's second straight.

Stroud was selected as a sophomore in her first year of eligibility, the same season she was chosen All-Northwest Conference. This season, Stroud paired with teammate Ryan LaVigne to win the women's pair at the Western Intercollegiate Rowing Championships last April.

Graham and Garber, both seniors, were selected to the national honor for the first time. Garber paired with 2018 All-NWC selection Charlotte Copp to take bronze in the women's double at WIRA. Graham set a personal best in preseason erg times before the spring.

"It's great to see these women recognized for their hard work in the classroom as well as on the water," said head coach Sam Taylor. "It's a big part of our program and something we take a lot of pride in."

Lewis & Clark's three picks mark the second consecutive season the Pios have had that many.

To earn the honor, student-athletes must be in at least their second year of eligibility and competed in 75 percent of her institution's eligible boats during the spring or in a regional conference event.