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Irish Earn 10 Academic Honors From National Coaching Association

June 29, 2018

The Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association has released its 2017-18 Scholar Athlete Awards and the University of Notre Dame rowing team earned 10 individual awards, led by Atlantic Coast Conference Rowing Scholar Athlete of the Year and graduated senior Treasa O’Tighearnaigh.

The award marks the first CRCA Scholar Athlete accolade for graduated seniors Stephanie Dubois, Jeanne Farnan and Elizabeth Walter. Meredith Swartz and Lauren Saunee finished their Notre Dame careers as two-time selections while O’Tighearnaigh joins Reilly Kearney as three-time award winners (the most a player can receive in a career).


  • The student-athlete has met all eligibility rules as defined by her institution
  • The student-athlete was in her 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year of eligibility
  • The student-athlete rowed in her institution’s NCAA or IRA eligible boat(s) for a minimum of 75% of the current spring races or racing in a regional conference event.
  • The Head Coach of the student-athletes institution was a member in good standing of the CRCA as of May 1, 2018.


  • The student-athlete has had a 3.5 cumulative GPA or higher for her career (through the fall semester/quarter for the current competition year).


Stephanie Dubois, Senior, McLean, VA, Economics and Sociology

Jeanne Farnan, Senior, Pittsburgh, PA, Philosophy and Preprofessional

Kelly Fischer, Junior, Titusville, NJ, Finance

Gen Johanni, Junior, Columbus, OH, Accountancy and Economics

Reilly Kearney, Senior, San Mateo, CA, Computer Science

Treasa O’Tighearnaigh, Senior, Powell, OH, Biological Sciences and Economics

Julia Randall, Sophomore, Montclair, NJ, Economics

Lauren Saunee, Senior, New Orleans, LA, Psychology and Preprofessional

Meredith Swartz, Senior, Westerville, OH, International Economics

Elizabeth Walter, Senior, Orchard Park, NY, English