Elizabeth Turner Named to Pac-12 Rowing All-Conference Team

    USC senior starboard Elizabeth Turner

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    May 28, 2015

    GOLD RIVER, Calif. - USC women's rowing senior starboard Elizabeth Turner (Chute-a-Blondeau, Ontario/Vankleek Hill Collegiate Institute) was one of 13 student-athletes named to the 2015 Pac-12 All-Conference team. The Trojan captain receives the program's 39th all-conference certificate; the 24th under head coach Zenon Babraj.

    Turner is serving her second term as a captain for the Women of Troy. She is a two-time Pac-12 All-Academic honoree and is also a two-time Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) National Scholar Athlete. Turner has helped the USC varsity eight win its last two Jessop-Whittier Cup titles at the San Diego Crew Classic, and was a member of the second varsity eight as a sophomore when her boat won the Jackie Ann Stitt Hungness Trophy. She also helped that 2V8 finish second at the 2013 Pac-12 Championships and fourth at the NCAA Championships. Turner holds one of the team's highest grade point averages with a 3.73, and graduated this May with a degree in human biology.

    League champion California claimed the league's three top postseason honors with junior Kendall Chase named Athlete of the Year, Mia Croonquist Newcomer of the Year and head coach Al Acosta selected as the Coach of the Year.

    The Athlete of the Year and Newcomer of the Year awards are nominated and voted on by the Pac-12 coaches. Candidates for Athlete of the Year must have participated in the varsity eight race at the Pac-12 Championships. Members of the All-Conference teams are based upon each institution's finish in the varsity eight race at the Pac-12 Championships, which were held May 17, on Lake Natoma, in Gold River, Calif. The conference champion provides four members of the team, the second-place crew provides three, and the third-place finisher provides two. All other participating crews received one selection each.

    The 15th-ranked Trojans are in Gold River, Calif., to race in the program's seventh consecutive appearance in the NCAA Rowing Championships. The national regatta takes place on the waters of Lake Natoma May 29-31 (Friday-Sunday). For all of the latest news, results and a webcast of all races at the NCAA Championships, visit NCAA.com.

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