Five Wolverines Selected for CRCA All-Central Region Teams
Jessica Eiffert

May 28, 2014

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Five members of the University of Michigan rowing team have been selected to All-Central Region teams by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association.

Junior port/starboard Jessica Eiffert (Honeoye Falls, N.Y./Honeoye Falls-Lima) and senior port/starboard Bryna Oleshansky (Knoxville, Tenn./Bearden) earned CRCA all-region first team recognition, while graduate student port Amanda Elmore (West Lafayette, Ind./Harrison), senior port/starboard Chrissy Holm (North Oaks, Minn./Hill-Murray) and junior coxswain Hannah Sherman (Bethesda, Md./Walt Whitman) earned second team honors.

Eiffert earned CRCA All-Central Region first team honors in 2013, while Oleshansky, Elmore, Holm and Sherman received all-region recognition for the first time this year. Oleshansky and Elmore also earned 2014 All-Big Ten first team recognition, while Eiffert and Holm were all-conference second team selections.

The CRCA all-region awards recognize the outstanding performances of rowers and coxswains from five regions across the country. 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 team's varsity boat in 75 percent of races this season.

The five Wolverine student-athletes are eligible for All-America award selection following the 2014 NCAA Rowing Championships.


First Team
Claire-Louise Bode, Ohio State
Mera Dickensheets, Indiana
Morgan Dunham, Louisville
Jessica Eiffert, Michigan
Morgan Grastorf, Iowa
Victoria Lazur, Ohio State (coxswain)
Laura Moore, Michigan State
Holly Norton, Ohio State
Bryna Oleshansky, Michigan
Anne Rauschert, Wisconsin
Catherine Shields, Ohio State
Laura Webster, Connecticut
Alice Wright, Indiana

Second Team
Ashley Bauer, Ohio State
Katie Cromie, Michigan State
Veronica Desalvo, Rutgers
Alexandra Eaton, Indiana
Amanda Elmore, Michigan
Chrissy Holm, Michigan
Savannah Moody, Southern Methodist
Hannah Sherman, Michigan (coxswain)
Monica Whitehouse, Wisconsin

Contact: Jeffrey Weinstein (734) 763-4423