June 11, 2007
Notre Dame, Ind. – Notre Dame junior rowers Amanda Polk (Pittsburgh, Pa.) and Allison Marsh (Mashpee, Mass.) have been named to the Pocock All-America teams by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA). Polk was honored as a first team selection for the second consecutive year, while Marsh was a second team honoree to earn All-America accolades for the first time in her career. It marked the second-most All-American for Notre Dame in a single season.
Polk becomes the first three-time All-American in the program’s nine-year history and the first two-time first-team honoree. As a sophomore, she was a first team selection and garnered second team honors in her freshman season.
Both Polk and Marsh were named to the all-Central Region first team. Polk earned the honor for the third consecutive year, while Marsh as named for the first time in her career.
Polk and Marsh were members of Notre Dame varsity eight boat that finished 12th overall at the NCAA Championships. In addition, the duo helped the Irish to a 12th-place in the team competition at the NCAAs as Notre Dame earned its second straight team bid.
In 2007, the Irish varsity eight boat won the gold medal at the BIG EAST Championships for the second consecutive year as Notre Dame won an unprecedented fourth straight BIG EAST title. In addition, the Irish crew claimed third at the Central/South Region championships and produced a school-record five consecutive wins over top-10 boats.