DURHAM, N.C. – Recent Duke graduate Katherine Maitland was named a Pocock Division I Second Team All-America honoree, the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) announced.
Each year, the coaches of the CRCA recognize outstanding student-athletes in each division. Criteria for the award include: the student-athlete must meet all eligibility rules as defined by the institution, the student-athlete must have competed in at least 75 percent of the season’s races in a varsity boat, the student-athlete must be nominated by the institution and the head coach of the institution must be a member in good standing of the CRCA.
All-America athletes are selected from those athletes already named First-Team All Region. Criteria considered for selection include: boat performance, nomination rank, coach’s comments, individual achievements, and 2k erg score. One coxswain is named to each team.
In June, Maitland was named to the 2018 Division I All-Conference Team by CRCA alongside rising senior Isabel Ruby-Hill.
Maitland helped guide the No. 18 Blue Devils to a third-place finish at the ACC Championship where Duke advanced a program-best five boats to the Grand Final. As a member of the V8 for the entire campaign, Maitland captured the Carolina Cup crown for the second-consecutive year, placed seventh as an unranked team at the highly competitive Clemson Invitational, besting then No. 18 Syracuse and No. 20 Oklahoma and defeated then No. 15 Michigan State in four out of five boats in double dual action in Columbus, Ohio.
A product of London, Maitland was named a 2018 CRCA Scholar-Athlete and was a first team All-ACC selection.
#GoDuke | #DWR