Chelsey Lauzon Named to CRCA All-South Region First Team

June 20, 2011

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By Sarah Tarasewicz

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - The Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) announced Monday that junior Chelsey Lauzon, a member of the UCF rowing team, was named to the CRCA All-South Region First Team for the third-consecutive season.

The award recognizes the outstanding performances of rowers and coxswains from each of the five regions, organized into first and second-team selections.

Nominated student-athletes are evaluated on the strength of their team's regional finish, coaches' recommendations and 2,000-meter erg score. Nominees must be eligible student-athletes who have competed in their teams' varsity boat in 75 percent of races this season.

In her junior season, Lauzon rowed in every varsity eight race for the Knights. She led the Black and Gold to a fourth-place finish at the C-USA Rowing Championships, while being named to the All-C-USA Rowing Team for the second time, and was also a member of the crew that won C-USA Boat of the Week honors on April 12.

Lauzon was also named to the C-USA All-Academic Team for the second-straight season in 2011, while she is a three-time recipient of the C-USA Commissioner's Academic Medal and is a three-time member of the C-USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll.

Over the course of the year, Lauzon and the Knights defeated Kansas State at the Longhorn Invitational and posted a nearly seven-second victory over league-rival Alabama in Tuscaloosa. Lauzon helped lead the varsity eight boat to a first-place finish in the C Group Final at the Lake Natoma Invitational with wins over Oregon State and Sacramento State and also posted a nearly 10-second win vs. Miami in the varsity eight boat at the UCF Regatta.