UCF Rowing's Lauzon, Robinson Earn CRCA All-Region Accolades

May 28, 2009

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - The Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) announced Thursday that UCF rowers Chelsey Lauzon (Rockford, Mich.) and Liz Robinson (Seattle, Wash.) both earned CRCA All-South Region accolades.

Lauzon was named to the nine-member All-South Region First Team, becoming only the fourth Knight, and the first freshman, in program history to earn the distinction, while Robinson garnered a spot on the six-member second team.

A native of Rockford, Mich., Lauzon earned a seat in the varsity eight boat in all five of UCF's events this season, rowing in the fourth seat for the Longhorn Invitational and the sixth seat in the Knights' final four events. Earlier this season, the freshman was one of only 20 rowers selected to attend the USRowing Women's National Team Freshman Camp this summer.

Hailing from Seattle, Wash., Robinson started the season rowing with the second varsity-eight boat, before earning a seat in the varsity eight for the Virginia Invitational on April 11. The sophomore finished the season as the stroke for the varsity-eight squad.

The pair helped lead the Knights' top boat to a third-place finish in the South Region at the Aramark Sprints South/Central Regional Championships and an overall 10th place finish at the regatta, after the squad competed in the Petite Final against some of the nation's top programs.

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2009 CRCA All-South Region First Team
Desiree Burns - Virginia
Amanda Chase - Virginia
Jennifer Cromwell - Virginia
Brittany Cummings - Clemson
Kristin Falovo - Louisville
Mallory Hamman - Louisville
Chelsey Lauzon - UCF
Jessica Leidecker - Clemson
Jennifer VanderMaarel - Texas

2009 CRCA All-South Region Second Team
Hillary Cumbest - Clemson
Stefani Kozuszek - Clemson
Megan McMullin - North Carolina
Liz Robinson - UCF
Rachael Sporko - Miami
Augusta Stratos - Virginia