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.
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