June 14, 2016
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June 14, 2016
LOS ANGELES — USC women’s rowing senior Krisztina Gyimes was named to the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) Pocock All-America first team for the third time in her career on Thursday, June 9. She becomes the Trojans’ second three-time CRCA All-American and joins Liene Bertasjus (2008-10, all first-team selections) in the school’s history books.
Gyimes represents USC’s 28th all-time All-America selection and receives the 14th first-team certificate in program history. She is one of just two Trojans ever to receive All-Pac-12 honors three times (Ivelina Boteva, 1998-99, 2002) and is also a three-time CRCA All-Region selection.
The general requirements for student-athletes who receive CRCA postseason honors are that the student-athlete must meet all eligibility rules as defined by her institution; must have rowed in at least 75 percent of the current spring season’s races in the top varsity boat; must be nominated by her institution; and the head coach of the student-athlete’s institution must be a member in good standing of the CRCA. Nominated student-athletes are then selected to first and second teams based on the following criteria: strength of finish of the institution’s varsity eight within the country, coach’s comments, and 2k erg score.
Gyimes contributed to the Trojans’ varsity eight successes from the sixth seat and the stroke seat in several races this season. The Women of Troy finished 14th at the 2016 NCAA championships and were making the program’s 10th all-time appearance in the championship regatta; eighth consecutive. USC’s varsity eight finished fourth in the petite final at the championships and took 10th place in the overall final standings.
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