TUESDAY, MAY 27, 2014
Welch Recognized by Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – In an announcement made earlier today by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA), Jacksonville University’s women’s rowing Julianna Welch was selected as a First Team All-Region award winner.  She joins 10 others representatives for the Mid-Atlantic region and is ranked among rowers from the United State Naval Academy, Bucknell, Georgetown, Northeastern and Boston.

A key element to the Dolphins’ Varsity Eight success this season, Welch assisted her crew in earning two MAAC Boat of the Week honors and a placement on the All-MAAC Team. She was also a member of the winning V8 boat at the MAAC Championships, helping the Dolphins to a No. 1 finish in the overall standings and their first title in program history.

A sophomore from High Springs, Fla., she received the All-Region nod based of her involvement in JU’s regional finish, coach’s comments and 2,000-meter erg score. Nominees must also be eligible student-athletes who have competed in their teams' varsity boat in 75 percent of races this season.

These athletes and the other regional winners will be eligible for All-America awards selection following the NCAA Rowing Championships.

Jacksonville is scheduled to compete at the NCAA Championship May 31-June 1 at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis. The Dolphins are making their first-ever appearance at the NCAA regatta. 

Mid-Atlantic First Team All-Region:

Katherine Ashton, United States Naval Academy
Amanda Chikowski, Bucknell University
Ally Flinn, Georgetown University
Kelsey Flynn, Northeastern University
Alexandra Gustafson, Boston University
Erin McElroy, Northeastern University, coxswain
Kathleen O’Connell, Northeastern University
Lynn Ratté, Boston University
Andrea Seifert, Bucknell University
Julianna Welch, Jacksonville University
Alaina Williams, Northeastern University