TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2005
Rowers Calhoun and Sefton Earn National Scholar-Athlete Award

May 24, 2005

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Senior Lauren Calhoun (Baltimore, Md.) and sophomore Audrey Sefton (Cincinnati, Ohio) earned the National Scholar-Athlete Award for outstanding academic and athletic accomplishments, it was announced today by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA). The award recognizes student-athletes with at least a 3.5 cumulative gpa who have competed in 75 percent of their school's spring races. The duo led the JU Lightweight 4 to its second consecutive state title, three gold medals and a silver medal in competition.

"I'm proud of the recognition that Lauren and Audrey have brought to the program with this prestigious award," said JU head coach Jim Mitchell. "It's great to see these student-athletes being rewarded for their accomplishments in the classroom, as well as in the boat."

Calhoun and Sefton won gold at the Florida Intercollegiate Rowing Association (FIRA) Championships, while claiming silver at the prestigious Dad Vail Regatta. The pair also claimed gold at the Southeastern Intercollegiate Rowing Association and the South East Regional Sprints.

Calhoun, a dance major with a 3.73 GPA, earned Dean's List honors in each of the past five semesters, while also earning the Outstanding Achievement in Modern Dance Award in 2003, the Bachelor of Arts Award in Dance in 2004 and the Dean's Award for Excellence in Dance in 2005. She was also named team MVP for the second-consecutive season, earned the Bull Oarsman Award as JU's most outstanding overall individual oarsman in 2004 and was awarded JU's Douglas B. Milne Sportsmanship Award for excellence in athletics, academics and leadership in 2005.

Sefton, a studio art major with a 3.95 GPA, earned President's Honor roll honors in the Fall of 2003 and 2004 and Spring of 2005. The Dolphin coxswain was also named to the Dean's List in the Spring of 2004.