Stroke Of Success: 4.0s Lead Women's Rowing All-Academic
Chamlee (left), Rekedal (center) and Ruhlin-Hicks all have 4.0 GPAs and seats in their program's varsity 8+ boats.
Chamlee (left), Rekedal (center) and Ruhlin-Hicks all have 4.0 GPAs and seats in their program's varsity 8+ boats.

Monday, May 15, 2023

PORTLAND, Ore. – A trio of perfect 4.0 performers headlines the selections to the 2023 Great Northwest Athletic Conference Women’s Rowing All-Academic Team, presented by Barnes and Noble College.

Central Oklahoma senior Kenna Chamlee, Seattle Pacific sophomore Audrey Rekedal and Western Washington senior Clarice Ruhlin-Hicks lead the 39 total selections to the squad and all have played key roles in keeping their teams competitive nationally within Division II rowing.

Chamlee, who has a 4.0 GPA as a biology major, was a member of the Bronchos’ varsity 8+ boat all season. She was in the No. 6 seat of the Bronchos’ varsity 8+ that finished second at the GNAC Championships and helped lead UCO to its second conference championship.

Rekedal owns a 4.0 GPA as a political science major. She has spent the entire season in the varsity 8+ boat for the Falcons and was in the No. 6 seat at the GNAC Championships.

Ruhlin-Hicks, who has a 4.0 GPA as a political science major, was a mainstay for the Vikings in the varsity 8+ and was in the No. 8 seat at the GNAC Championships. Last year, Ruhlin-Hicks was the recipient of the NCAA’s Elite 90 Award, presented to the student-athlete with the highest GPA competing at the Division II Rowing Championships.

The GNAC Women’s Rowing All-Academic Team includes 12 student-athletes with 3.8 GPAs or higher. The team also includes 16 repeat honorees, four three-time honorees and two four-time honorees. The four-time recipients are Cal Poly Humboldt senior Malia Seeley and Western Washington senior Lily Bjork.

To qualify for the GNAC All-Academic Teams, a student-athlete must be of sophomore athletic eligibility or greater, must be in their second season competing at the nominating institution, must be on the roster for the full season and must have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or greater.

Presented By Barnes & Noble College

Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Emily Daniels Psychology So. 3.75 San Rafael, Calif.
* Marie-Claire Desplancke Biology Sr. 3.20 Auburn, Calif.
Dana Foley Botany Sr. 3.24 Aptos, Calif.
* Cassidy Hollenbeck Environmental Studies Jr. 3.86 Honolulu, Hawaii
*+ Marjorie Johnson Elementary Education Sr. 3.98 Chico, Calif.
Sarah Lorenzini Environmental Science & Management Sr. 3.34 Fishkill, N.Y.
Amelia Marks Social Work So. 3.78 Albany, Calif.
Alyssa Paynton Master’s – Biology Sr. 3.53 Yucaipa, Calif.
Chloe Pieper-Wasem Environmental Science & Management So. 3.41 Raymond, Calif.
Molly Schoberl Social Work Sr. 3.43 Half Moon Bay, Calif.
Kealey Scott Child Development & Family Relations Jr. 3.98 Victoria, B.C.
*+# Malia Seeley Environmental Engineering Sr. 3.74 Polson, Mont.
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
* Faith Brooks Kinesiology – Exercise & Fitness Mgt. Jr. 3.59 Georgetown, Texas
* Hope Brooks Kinesiology – Exercise & Fitness Mgt. Jr. 3.55 Georgetown, Texas
* Kenna Chamlee Biology Sr. 4.00 Edmond, Okla.
Kylie Eagan Psychology So. 3.61 Forgan, Okla.
* Danielle Holle Criminal Justice Jr. 3.92 Oklahoma City, Okla.
Peyton Meiler Kinesiology – Exercise & Fitness Mgt. So. 3.43 McLoud, Okla.
Caleah Oliver Kinesiology – Exercise & Fitness Mgt. Sr. 3.71 Purcell, Okla.
* Emily Overholt Strategic Communications Jr. 3.60 Ada, Mich.
Allie Schien Fashion Marketing So. 3.32 Edmond, Okla.
Keyna Swoosh Biology – Biomedical Science Jr. 3.21 Lynden, Wash.
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Addie Clark Exercise Science So. 3.96 Olympia, Wash.
Mary Goodhew Exercise Science So. 3.71 Eugene, Ore.
*+ Jacinta Grandel Apparel Design Sr. 3.22 Palmer, Alaska
Kristin Grassell Nursing So. 3.81 Des Moines, Wash.
*+ Macie Leach Nursing Sr. 3.81 Chico, Calif.
Audrey Rekedal Political Science So. 4.00 Pasadena, Calif.
Megan Rouse Mechanical Engineering Jr. 3.24 Ferndale, Wash.
* Kalais Samuelson Psychology Sr. 3.82 Beaverton, Ore.
Lucy Sandahl Art History & Visual Studies Jr. 3.28 Coupeville, Wash.
* Sophie Sandahl Physiology Sr. 3.52 Coupeville, Wash.
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Sadie Bailey English Sr. 3.25 Port Orchard, Wash.
*+# Lily Bjork Computer Science Sr. 3.25 Langley, Wash.
Reed Chesnek Spanish So. 3.51 Portland, Ore.
Paige Donner Kinesiology So. 3.49 Monroe, Wash.
Sarah Ernst Biochemistry So. 3.24 Seattle, Wash.
* Morgan MacIntyre Environmental Studies Jr. 3.92 Camas, Wash.
*+ Clarice Ruhlin-Hicks Political Science Sr. 4.00 Anchorage, Alaska
* - 2021-22 All-Academic Selection   
+ - 2020-21 All-Academic Selection     
# - 2019-20 All-Academic Selection