BELLINGHAM, Wash. – Western Washington University women’s junior rower Karisa Stapp has been selected to the District 8 CoSIDA Academic All-District At-Large team carrying a 3.85 GPA as an accounting major.
Stapp (Bellingham, WA/Mount Baker) was one of 12 Division II student-athletes from the District 8 region that were named to the At-Large team, consisting of sports other than volleyball, basketball, soccer, softball, cross country and track & field.
She adds to her collection of academic awards having been named to a Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association Scholar Athlete and WWU’s co-Female Student Athlete of the Year last season.
Stapp is a key member of the nationally No. 1-ranked WWU rowing team helping power the Varsity 8+ over the last two seasons. She was an All-WIRA selection a year ago when the Vikings finished 3rd in the NCAA II Championships.
All 12 student-athletes now advance to the Academic All-America At-Large ballot, which will be announced on Wednesday, June 7.
To qualify for the Academic All-District and All-America programs, a nominee must be of sophomore standing or better, be a starter or improve reserve player on the team, been at the nominating institution for at least one year and carry a minimum 3.30 cumulative GPA or greater.
WWU is the top West Region team in the NCAA rankings leading up to Monday’s selection show for the NCAA Championships that will be held May 26-28 in West Windsor, New Jersey on Lake Mercer. The selection show that will announce the four teams that will compete for the national championship will be held Monday, May 15 at 2 pm PT on NCAA.com. One team shall be selected from each of the three regions (West, South, East) and one at-large team will be selected. Two at-large eight-oared boats will also be selected to compete in the national championships, which may come from any of the three regions.
Vikings Race at Falcon Regatta in Seattle
WWU's Varsity 4+ makes season debut with 2nd-place finish
WWU Rowing Heads to Falcon Regatta in Seattle
WWU will race three boats in tri-regatta against Central Oklahoma and Seattle Pacific
Rowing Alumni Event Moved to Friday, May 4
Alumni event will be held on Friday, May 4 at Henry's Tavern in Bellevue
Covered Bridge Regatta Cancelled for WWU Rowing
The Vikings were scheduled to race Saturday in Lowell, Ore., but regatta has been cancelled
Top-Ranked Rowing Wins Varsity 8 at Husky Open
WWU uses strong finish to earn top honors in the Varsity 8 at Saturday's Husky Open
Top-Ranked Vikings Continue Season at Husky Open
WWU Rowing competes on the Montlake Cut Saturday in Seattle
WWU Rowing Ranked No. 1 in First 2018 Coaches Poll
Defending national champion Vikings are ranked No. 1 in the USRowing/CRCA coaches poll presented by Pocock Racing Shells
Rowing Opens Season Winning 3 of 4 Races
Defending national champion Vikings fare well at the PLU Invitational
WWU Rowing Opens 2018 Season Saturday at PLU Invite
Vikings open defense of national title with season-opening regatta on American Lake
WWU Rowing Nominated for Seattle Sports Award
Rowing national championships by WWU and the University of Washington in 2017 up for Sports Story of the Year
WWU Rowing National Championship Celebration
Help celebrate the 8th national championship by the WWU Women's Rowing program.
WWU Women's Rowing Tryout Information
2017-18 Trying Information Meeting to be held Sept. 30 at Carver Gym
2017 Rowing National Championship Season in Review
The Vikings won their eighth NCAA Division II National Championship
WWU Rowing Featured in Title IX Celebration
WWU Rowing's 7 consecutive national championships highlighted in NCAA's 45th Anniversary of Title IX
Burns and Stapp Named First Team All-Americans
Head Coach John Fuchs named Coach of the Year