May 24, 2011

Broderick & Charron Earn CRCA Scholar-Athlete Accolades

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WORCESTER, Mass. – Holy Cross women's rowing juniors Kate Broderick (West Newbury, Mass.) and captain Beth Charron (Manchester, N.H.) have earned Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) National Scholar-Athlete honors. To be eligible for this honor, the student-athlete needs to have a 3.5 cumulative GPA or higher for her career (through the fall semester for the current competition year). The student-athlete also has to be at least a sophomore and rowed in a minimum of 75% of the current spring races or racing in a regional conference event.

Broderick, who also this season earned first team All-Patriot League accolades and was a member of the inaugural Patriot League All-Academic team, is a Biology major and has a 3.80 total average. She was a member of the varsity eight in all 10 spring regattas. She was also a member of the open four and open heavy championship eight boats at the 40th Schuylkill Regatta as the team tied for first out of 39 teams for the point trophy. Broderick was on the varsity eight that defeated Simmons in a dual-race, placed first versus Boston College and Connecticut to win the Irving-Christensen Cup, defeated UMass in a dual-race, placed fourth at the Patriot League Championship and finished fifth at the New England Championship. She earned 2010 ECAC/NIRC Stewards' All-Academic team accolades and is a two-time member of the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.

Beth Charron

Charron, who is a three-year member of the varsity eight and was also a member of the inaugural Patriot League All-Academic team, is a Biology major and has a 3.56 total grade point average. She was a member of the Holy Cross "A" boat in the pair race and a member of the open heavy championship eight boat at the Schuylkill Regatta. Also this season she rowed for the varsity eight that placed first versus Boston College and Connecticut to win the Irving-Christensen Cup, defeated UMass in a dual-race, placed fourth at the Patriot League Championship and fifth at the New England Championship. Charron earned 2010 ECAC/NIRC Stewards' All-Academic team accolades. She rowed with the varsity eight in all 14 races as a sophomore, while she was also a member of the varsity eight as a freshman as the Crusaders placed third at the Patriot League Championship. Charron is a two-time member of the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll. She is a member of Holy Cross' student organization Medical Ministries International as last summer she traveled with the group to Honduras to provide care for those in need.