Rice Named CRCA National Scholar Athlete
Rice, a sophomore on the women’s rowing team, holds an impressive 3.70 cumulative grade-point average in biology with aspirations of attending medical school in the future. The
"Bjai (Rice) has been a solid performer in the boat for us this year and has done an outstanding job in the classroom as well,"
This past season, Rice earned her first varsity letter as a member of the First Varsity Eight (1V8+) which raced to a third place finish in the C Final at the NCAA Central Region Championships on May 13-14 in Oak Ridge, Tenn. Kansas State's 1V8+ raced neck-and-neck with Indiana the length of the 2,000-meter course and came up a mere 0.42 seconds behind at the finish.
As a team, the Wildcats earned 144 points, leaving them tied for seventh with
A total of 135 student-athletes from 50 NCAA Division I schools were honored for their efforts during the 2005-06 season. Rice was one of 17 scholar athletes representing the Central Region from schools such as
The scholar athlete award annually recognizes student-athletes with a 3.5 cumulative GPA or better, who have competed in 75 percent of the team’s 2006 spring races in the 1V8+, are upperclassmen in terms of eligibility and have been nominated by their head coaches who are good standing members of the CRCA.