ACRA All-Region and All-Academic Awards – Coach of the Year John Bancheri for both men and women
Posted on Thursday, May 24th, 2018 at 7:07 pm

The American Collegiate Rowing Association (ACRA) proudly announces the All-Region teams and Regional Coaches. In addition. ACRA proudly announced the First and Second All-Academic Teams.

We are proud to announce that our head coach and director of rowing for the past 14 years, John M Bancheri, received coach of the year for both men and women. An honor that no other coach has received in the same year for coaching both men and women.

Criteria used for the All-Region Teams and Regional coaches came from 2,000 meter testing scores, performance of their crew, career racing results, individual performances and coach recommendation. Selections were made by the representative of each region. To be considered for this award, each individual’s team must be an ACRA member and the coach must have submitted the candidate’s name. Coaches of each Region were submitted by the ACRA membership and voted on by the coaches of their region.

We are also happy to announce that a couple of our athletes made it on the All-Region team for the Great Lakes Region. On the women’s side coxswain Diana Bullen and athletes Audrey Boersen and Jessica Hasenau made it on the All-Region team for the Great Lakes Region.

The American Collegiate Rowing Association also announced the All-Academic team and in order to be eligible for ACRA All-Academic status the rower must have completed at least 60 hours of college classes and be scholastically a Junior or Senior at the conclusion of the Spring semester. First Team member have a cumulative GPA of 3.85 or above. Second Team members have a cumulative GPA of 3.5-3.84.
This year totaled a record 90 First Team All-Academic rowers and 237 Second Team All-Academic rowers.

This year Grand Valley State University Rowing Club had two athletes receive the destinction for the First team ACRA All-Academic team and they were Faith Platz and Elizabeth Greve. In addition, we had two athletes receive the Second Team ACRA All-Academic team and they were Elliot Reith and Audrianna Boersen.

A link to the press release can be found below. Thank you to all those who support this program and as always – keep pulling for the Laker Navy!

2018 All-Region Press Release
2018 All-Academic Press Release






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