DURHAM, N.C. - Duke junior Alex Japhet was named to the CRCA All-America Second Team, as announced by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association on Tuesday.
Japhet, who also earned All-South Region first team honors, led Duke's varsity eight to the gold medal at the US Rowing Collegiate Championship on May 22-23 and helped the boat take first place in each of their last three races. A fixture of Duke's varsity eight since her freshman year, Japhet is also a two-time All-ACC selection.
A native of Everett, Wash. (Kamiak), Japhet is the fifth rower in Duke history to receive All-America honors. She joins a list of Blue Devils that includes Lia Hart (2007, 2008), Amber Straight (2004), Joanna Hingle (2001, 2002, 2003) and Katie Lakin (2002).
With Japhet leading Duke's top boat, the varsity eight notched four first-place finishes in the spring along with a third-place showing at the ACC Championships. Along with the gold medal showing at the US Rowing Collegiate Championship, the Blue Devil V8 took first at the Occoquan Sprints Grand Final, the Knecht Cup and the South Regional Aramark Sprints C Final.
Japhet is one of six ACC rowers to appear on the 2010 CRCA All-America team, joining four representatives from NCAA Champion Virginia and another from ACC runner-up Clemson.