DURHAM, N.C. - Duke senior
Alex Japhet was named to the CRCA
All-America Second Team, as announced on Monday by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches
Association. This is the second consecutive year the senior has received the
Last season, Japhet become only
the fifth Blue Devil in school history to earn All-America honors, becoming one
of the most decorated rowers to leave Duke. The Everett, Wash., native was also named to the All-South
Region First Team, again for the second time.
A fixture of the varsity eight,
Japhet helped the Blue Devils to top finishes throughout the season, including a
third place finish at the Oak Ridge Invitational, which beat out top-ranked
and Notre Dame.
Duke also took third in the 2011
ACC Championships, where the senior was named to the All-ACC Team for the third
time in her collegiate career.
This year Japhet, along with
sophomore Emily Theys, was one of
just 24 rowers to be selected to the USRowing U23 National Team Camp this
Japhet is one of only four ACC
rowers to appear on the 2011 CRCA All-America team, joining two representatives
from ACC Champion Virginia, and one from Clemson. In all, 43 rowers were
selected to represent the 2011 All-America teams.
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