Bilimoria, Moca, and Turner Receive CRCA Scholar-Athlete Recognition

    USC senior Vineta Moca receives her third CRCA National Scholar-Athlete award.

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    May 28, 2014

    INDIANAPOLIS - The Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) named its 2014 National Scholar-Athletes on Tuesday, May 27, and honored USC sophomore Sara Bilimoria, junior Elizabeth Turner, and senior Vineta Moca.The Trojans’ three selections gives the program 24 all-time CRCA National Scholar-Athlete certificates.

    Moca completed a bachelor’s degree in public policy and development this May with a 3.75 grade-point average. It is her third-career national scholar-athlete honor. Turner was named a CRCA scholar-athlete for the second time in her career and has a 3.71 GPA in international relations. Bilimoria gets her first national scholar-athlete award and holds the team’s highest GPA with a 3.80 in global health.

    In order to be eligible for consideration as a national scholar-athlete, the student-athlete must meet all eligibility rules as defined by her institution, be in her second, third, or fourth year of athletic eligibility, and rowed in her institution's NCAA eligible boat(s) for a minimum of 75 percent of spring races. Selection criteria was limited to student-athletes who have maintained at least a 3.50 cumulative GPA or higher for her career.

    The 11th-ranked Women of Troy are in Indianapolis to take part in the 2014 NCAA Women’s Rowing Championships at Eagle Creek Park, May 30-June 1. Last year, USC claimed a program-best fourth-place finish at the national championship regatta.

    Preliminary heats are set to begin on Friday, May 30, at 9:10 a.m. ET. Preliminary repechage races are set to start at 3:50 p.m. on the same day. Semifinals will take place on Saturday, May 31, starting at 8:30 a.m. C (places 13-18) and D (places 19-22) finals start at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 1, and petite and grand finals in all three events are set for 10 a.m. on the final day. For more information, please visit and