Edison, N.J. - 13 members of the Drake Rowing team were honored for their achievements both academically and athletically as the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference office announced the 2011-12 MAAC Academic Honor Roll today.
Drake captured its first conference championship this past April at the MAAC championship and in May Jacque Nowers (Ames, Iowa) (coxswain), Kat Moore (Brooklyn Center, Minn.), Susan Goullette (New Brighton, Minn.), Sarah Travis (Casa Grande, Ariz.) and Maggie Benhart (St. Charles, Ill.) captured the program's first ever Dad Vail title in the heavyweight 4+ race.
Below are the award winners with their class, grade point averages, majors and hometowns. Drake is an associate member of the MAAC.
Jr., 4.00, Journalism, Anthropology/Sociology, LaGrange. Ill.
Mallory Bonstrom,So. 3.41, Biochemistry, Eau Claire, Wis.
Justine Choe,So., 3.45, Pre‐pharmacy, Morton, Grove, Ill.
Emily Householter, So., 3.80, Pre‐pharmacy, Wheaton, Ill.
Susan Guollete, Sr. 3.28, Accounting, New Brigthon, Minn.
Briana Leinon, So., 3.21, Secondary Education/History, Sussex, Wis.
Jessica Nightser, So. 3.35, Pre‐pharmacy, Council Bluffs, Iowa
Jacqueline Nowers, So., 3.56, Undecided, Ames, Iowa
Madison Perington, Sr., 3.96, Biology, Victoria, Minn.
Andrea Piekarczyk, Jr., 4.00, Drawing and English, Downers Grove, Ill.
Hannah Powers, So., 3.43, Advertising, Mt. Prospect, Ill.
Sarah Travis, So., 3.28, International Business, Casa Grande, Ariz.
Moncia Worsley, So., 3.90, International Relations and Magazines, Cary, Ill.
To be eligible for the MAAC Academic Honor Roll, an athlete must hold a grade point average of 3.20 or higher on a 4.0 scale. The Honor Roll is open to both full-time and associate members of the MAAC with athletes represented in all 24 sports that the conference sponsors.