June 7, 2012
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Four members of the University of Michigan women's rowing team have been named to the 2012 Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association Pocock All-America Team, the CRCA announced earlier this week. Emily Eiffert (Honeoye Falls, N.Y./Honeoye Falls-Lima) and Felice Mueller (Cleveland Heights, Ohio/Pomfret School, Conn.) were named First Team All-Americans, while Lindsey Healy (Troy, Mich./Madison Heights Bishop Foley) and Colleen Macke (Ann Arbor, Mich./Pioneer) earned All-America second team honors.
All four athletes were members of Michigan's first varsity eight boat this season, helping lead U-M to a Big Ten championship and runner-up finish at the 2012 NCAA Rowing National Championships. The Wolverines 1V8 finished in second place in the NCAA grand final, which propelled Michigan into second place overall and tied the best finish at NCAAs in program history (2001). The Big Ten title is Michigan's conference-leading fifth championship and first since 2004.
Following the Big Ten Championships, Eiffert and Mueller were honored as All-Big Ten First Team selections, and Healy was named an All-Big Ten Second Team member. Mueller was also named the Big Ten Athlete of the Year.
Eiffert and Mueller earned national recognition last month, being named to the CRCA All-Region First Team. Healy and Macke garnered Scholar-Athlete recognition from the CRCA.
Contact: Rob Tillotson (734) 763-4423