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Three Rowers Named to IRA All-Academic Team
Release: Thursday 06/27/2013 

LA JOLLA, Calif. - Three UC San Diego men's crew members have been named to the 2013 Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA) All-Academic Team. The announcement was made Monday by the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC).

Zack Attaran, Bora Buyuktimkin and Miguel Orozco represented UCSD on the team due to their strong performances in the classroom. To qualify, a student-athlete must maintain a cumulative grade point average of a 3.35 or better, be at least a sophomore at their respective institution and be a varsity letterwinner.

Attaran, a junior co-captain for the Tritons, posted a 3.42 GPA as a management science major at Marshall College. The Lafayette native was an All-Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association (WIRA) First Team pick this past season as well.

Buyuktimkin, a senior from San Diego, held a 3.46 GPA as a physiology and neuroscience major at Muir College.

A junior human biology major, Orozco recorded a team-best 3.62 GPA. The Pomona native also attends Muir College.

In all, 156 student-athletes from 25 institutions were named to the IRA All-Academic Team. Harvard/Radcliffe led the way with 25 total honorees.

UCSD qualified for the IRA Championship Regatta for the third time in school history in 2013. Attaran was a member of the Varsity 8 crew that competed on Lake Natoma outside of Sacramento.

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