LA JOLLA, Calif. - The University of California San Diego women's rowing team contributed three student-athletes to Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) Division II All-America teams in Nicole Hammonds, Marie Kawahara and Sydney McGuire .
All three Tritons were members of UC San Diego's Varsity 8 crew.
Hammonds, a senior, earned All-America First Team honors. Kawahara (coxswain) and McGuire, both sophomores, were selected to the Second Team.
The trio helped lead UCSD to an appearance at the 2017 NCAA Championships in New Jersey. The V8 also captured the Berg Cup in Irvine and posted a fourth-place showing in the Grand Final at the Dad Vail Regatta in Philadelphia.
"I am very proud of them," said UC San Diego head coach Colin Truex. "Each one played a huge role in the success we had this season."
CRCA Division II All-America First Team
Eileen Anderson, Central Oklahoma
Natalia Bonavila, Florida Institute of Technology
Chloe Burns, Western Washington
Nicole Hammonds, UC San Diego
Ciera Lathe, Humboldt State
Federica Pala, Florida Institute of Technology
Karisa Stapp, Western Washington
Bethany Warlich, Nova Southeastern
Aimee Witten, Central Oklahoma
CRCA Division II All-America Second Team
Annamarieka Chythlook, Humboldt State
Trista Cripe, Central Oklahoma
Marie Kawahara, UC San Diego
Samantha Martinez, Florida Institute of Technology
Sydney McGuire, UC San Diego