Anderson, Simpson Named CRCA Scholar Athletes
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  05/29/2013

May 29, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS - California women's rowing seniors Lynn Anderson and Maggie Simpson have each been named a Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) National Scholar Athlete, the organization announced on Tuesday. Simpson earned the prestigious honor for the third-straight year.

The Golden Bears were part of a select group of more than 50 rowing student-athletes from around the nation to be recognized with the CRCA's highest academic honor. Each honoree boasted a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher and was a major contributor to their crew.

Simpson, a three-time CRCA National Scholar Athlete and Pac-12 all-academic selection, majored in English. She has rowed in the varsity eight each of the last two years and was a member of the second varsity eight her first two seasons. Outside of the boat, Simpson worked as a peer advisor in the ASC, tutoring in math and English.

Anderson, a two-time Pac-12 all-academic selection entering her senior season, majored in Environmental Economy & Policy. She was the coxswain for the varsity four that captured the gold medal and a conference championship on May 19 in Lake Natoma. Anderson has coxed the Bears' varsity four each of the past three years and has been a major contributed to Cal's success throughout her career.

Simpson, Anderson and the rest of the Golden Bears are in Indianapolis competing for an NCAA Championship this weekend at Eagle Creek Park with the University of Notre Dame and the Indiana Sports Corporation serving as co-hosts.

You can follow the Bears throughout the NCAA Championships for live race updates on their official Twitter handle @CalWCrew.

For a complete list of the CRCA's National Scholar Athletes, click here.

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