Idoni, Johnson, Macke Receive CRCA Scholar-Athlete Honors

June 4, 2013

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association announced its scholar-athletes for the 2012-13 season, with three members of the University of Michigan rowing team achieving the prestigious honor. Redshirt junior port/starboard Emily Idoni (Fenton, Mich./Fenton), junior port/starboard Andrea Johnson (Clarkston, Mich./International Academy) and senior coxswain Colleen Macke (Ann Arbor, Mich./Pioneer) received recognition as CRCA National Scholar-Athletes.

Idoni and Johnson are business administration majors in the prestigious Stephen M. Ross Business School and Macke graduated with degrees in biology and German.

This is the third consecutive year that Macke has been selected as a CRCA National Scholar-Athlete and the second straight year that Idoni has picked up the honor. Johnson is garnering recognition for the first time in her career.

A rower must meet the following criteria in order to receive recognition as a national scholar-athlete: 1) meet all eligibility rules as defined by her institution; 2) must be in their second, third or fourth year of eligibility; 3) rowed in her institution's NCAA or IRA eligible boat(s) for a minimum of 75 percent of the current spring races or racing in a regional conference event; and 4) student-athlete has a 3.5 cumulative GPA or higher for her career (through fall semester/quarter for the current competition year).

Contact: Dave Ablauf (734) 763-4423