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STORRS, Conn. -- On Friday, three University of Connecticut rowers, Brenna Conrad, Kathryn Hughes, and Kathleen Snajder, were selected as Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) 2015 Scholar Athlete Award winners, as announced by the organization.
To achieve the honor, student-athletes were required to be in their second, third or fourth year of eligibility and have rowed a minimum of 75 percent of spring races for their institution. The honorees were also required to maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.5 for their academic career.
Hughes, who was named a CRCA Scholar Athlete in 2013, was tabbed as an All-Conference First Team member by The American following the outdoor championship meet on May 17. The senior competed in the second seat of the Huskies' V8+ during the team's run at the league championship. Academically, Hughes graduated from the honors program in May and was placed on the Dean's List for the spring of 2015.
In April, Snajder was tabbed as a UConn Club Senior Scholar-Athlete winner. The Monroe, Conn. native served as the coxswain for the squad's V4+ that topped Villanova in the petite final at The American championship, crossing the finish line in 7:56.66. In the classroom, she was selected as a Dean's List member in the spring of 2015.
Last season, Conrad competed as a member of the first and second varsity eights and finished the season as bow seat of the first varsity eight that placed third at the American Athletic Conference Championship. In 2015, she competed on the V8+ as the bow seat. Additionally, the Poughkeepsie, N.Y. native was one of 16 Huskies to qualify for the Dean's List in the spring 2015 semester.
Two weeks ago, UConn rounded out the 2015 spring season with a seventh-place finish at the second-ever American Athletic Conference Championship held on Mercer Lake. The Huskies finished with 70 total points as UCF took the conference crown with a score of 198.
Check back with uconnhuskies.com throughout the offseason for updates on the team as well as information regarding the upcoming 2015-16 campaign.