TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2007
Rowers Sefton and Anderson earn National Scholar-Athlete Award

May 22, 2007

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -

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Senior Audrey Sefton and junior Adelina Anderson were each awarded the National Scholar-Athlete Award for outstanding academic and athletic accomplishments, it was announced by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA).

The award recognizes student-athletes with at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA who have competed in at least75 percent of their school's spring races.

"I'm proud of the recognition that Audrey and Adelina 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."

Sefton and Anderson led the Varsity 4 to its third consecutive state title, two gold medals and a fourth place finish in the Grand Final of the Dad Vail Regatta. They also combined to lead the Varsity 8 to the Cecile Bradley Cup and a bronze medal at the First Coast Head Race.

Sefton, a studio art major with a 3.97 GPA, is a three-year recipient of the CRCA honor. She also earned President's Honor Roll honors in the Fall of 2003 and 2004 and Spring of 2005 and 2006. The Dolphin coxswain was also named to the Dean's List in the Spring of 2004. She also was earned the JU Department of Athletics Academic Excellence Award at the annual athletics banquet for finishing with the highest GPA for senior female athletes.

Anderson, an accounting major with a 4.0 GPA earned President's Honor Roll honors for the Spring of 2006.