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Eight Student-Athletes and Head Coach Charlie DiSilvestro Win MAAC Awards
Courtesy: Drake Athletics

Rowing Takes Home MAAC Awards

Courtesy: Drake Athletics
         
Release: April 27, 2012
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WEST WINDSOR, N.J. - Drake had eight student-athletes selected to the 2012 MAAC Women's Rowing All-Academic Teams announced the MAAC office today. The MAAC also announced Drake rowing head coach Charlie DiSilvestro was selected the 2012 MAAC Women's Coach of the Year.

Megan Bannister (LaGrange, Ill.), Mallory Bonstrom (Eau Clarie, Wis.), Justine Choe (Morton Grove, Ill.), Susan Goullete (New Brighton, Minn.), Jessica Nightser (Council Bluffs, Iowa), Madison Perington (Victoria, Minn.), Andrea Piekarczyk (Downers Grove, Ill.) and Monica Worsley (Cary, Ill.) all were named to the All-Academic team. Bannister and Piekarczyk earned 4.0 grade point averages for the second year in a row.

A total of 92 athletes comprise the 2012 MAAC Men's and Women's Rowing All-Academic Teams, the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference announced today.

To be eligible for the MAAC All-Academic Team, a student-athlete must complete two semesters at their institution and hold a cumulative grade point average of 3.20 on a 4.0 scale.

DiSilvestro is in his 19th season as head coach at Drake. He was named Drake's head coach in July 1993 and was awarded the Collegiate Coach of the Year award by the Dad Vail Regatta in May, 2011.

The Bulldogs will compete tomorrow in the 2012 MAAC Championships in West Windsor, N.J.

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