2015 graduate Rose Doerfler claimed all-ACC Rowing Academic Team honors for the second consecutive season on Monday

Kottkamp Top ACC Scholar-Athlete For Second Straight Year

June 29, 2015

NOTRE DAME, Ind. ââ’¬” University of Notre Dame graduate Anna Kottkamp (’15) was again recognized as the top conference performer in the classroom on Monday by repeating as Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Rowing Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Kottkamp headlined nine Irish rowers who achieved 2015 all-ACC academic status to pace the league for the second straight year. Notre Dame has had 20 rowing student-athletes earn all-ACC Rowing Academic Team accolades during its two seasons as an ACC member.

To be nominated for the all-ACC Academic team, student-athletes must have recorded a minimum of a 3.0 grade point average in the winter semester and have maintained at least a 3.0 career grade point average at their respective schools. The ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year award was established in the fall of 2007 and is annually awarded to the top junior or senior student-athlete in a respective sport who has maintained at least a cumulative 3.0 or higher grade point average throughout their career.

Kottkamp became the first University of Notre Dame student-athlete to represent a graduating class as valedictorian in May after finishing her academic career with a perfect 4.0 grade point average while earning a degree in environmental science from the College of Science. She was also one of five Irish student-athletes named to 2015 Capital One Academic All-America® Division I Men’s and Women’s At-Large teams (first team), and was the first Notre Dame multi-time winner of the NCAA’s Elite 89 Award, presented to the NCAA Championship participant with the highest grade point average at each NCAA finals site. Kottkamp previously received the NCAA Elite 89 Award in 2014.

A three-year (2013-15) Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) National Scholar-Athlete choice, Kottkamp earned CRCA Region 3 second team all-region distinction in 2015 after helping lead Notre Dame’s first varsity eight to a runner-up finish at the ACC Championship and the Irish to a 16th place team finish at the NCAA Championship regatta in May.

Joining Kottkamp on the all-ACC Rowing Academic Team was senior Rose Doerfler, junior Sarah Kappers, freshman Reilly Kearney, junior Joanna Mulvey, junior Alexis Olson, senior Ailish Sheehan, junior Katie Skorcz and junior Alex Techar. Doerfler, Kappers, Kottkamp, Mulvey, Skorcz and Techar all became two-time all-ACC academic team honorees as repeat selection to the all-academic team.

Sheehan was chosen as a Notre Dame representative on the CRCA Pocock All-America second team earlier this month, while Sheehan and Mulvey were tabbed as first team CRCA all-region performers to go along with Kottkamp’s second team citation.

2015 Atlantic Coast Conference Rowing Scholar-Athlete of the Year
Anna Kottkamp, Sr., Environmental Science, Notre Dame

2015 All-ACC Rowing Academic Team
Stephannie Allen, Sr., Wildlife Biology, Clemson
Sarah Aschebrock, Jr., Criminology, Miami
Ellen Burr, Sr., International Studies, Boston College
Samantha Duggan, Sr., Architecture, Clemson
Teresa Dikkers, Jr., Public Policy & Leadership, Virginia
Rose Doerfler, Sr., Chemical Engineering, Notre Dame
Erin Ferguson, Jr., Biology, Clemson
Deidre Fitzpatrick, Jr., Food Studies, Syracuse
Chelsea Frawley, Sr., Communication & Rhet., Syracuse
Jo Gurman, So., Kinesiology, Virginia
Grace Grunau, So., Economics, Boston College
Caroline Habjan, Sr., Biotechnology, Syracuse
Milena Heuer, Jr., Architecture, Clemson
Georgia Hamilton, Sr., International Relations, Syracuse
Sarah Kappers, Jr., Science Preprofessional, Notre Dame
Reilly Kearney, Fr., Computer Science, Notre Dame
Anna Kottkamp, Sr., Environmental Science, Notre Dame
Rebecca Kretzer, Jr., Mechanical Engineering, Clemson
Hayley LaFleche, Sr., Foreign Affairs, Virginia
Caitlin Lowe, Jr., Exercise Physiology, Miami
Amy Ludovici, Jr., Health & Exercise Science, Syracuse
Darya Marchanka, Sr., Business Economics, Louisville
Victoria McGee, Jr., Exercise & Sport Science, North Carolina
Alicia McKean, Sr., Applied Psychology, Boston College
Hannah Meister, Sr., Visual Journalism, Miami
Joanna Mulvey, Jr., Mechanical Engineering, Notre Dame
Katie Nord, Jr., Bioengineering, Louisville
Alexis Olson, Jr., Chemical Engineering, Notre Dame
Ellen Pate, So., Undeclared, Virginia
Simone Pitre, Jr., Global Health & Biology, Duke
Sarah Priest, Sr., Exercise & Sport Science, North Carolina
Georgia Ratcliff, So., Economics, Virginia
Julia Roithmayr, Sr., Biology, Virginia
Ashley Robinson, So., Genetics, Clemson
Ailish Sheehan, Sr., Design, Notre Dame
Anna Skochdopole, Jr., Biological Sciences, Clemson
Katie Skorcz, Jr., Accountancy, Notre Dame
Sophia Staal, Sr., Political Science, Duke
Alex Techar, Jr., International Economics, Notre Dame
Ailish Tinney, So., Communication & Rhetoric, Syracuse
Kari Tomeny, Jr., Psychology, Syracuse
Claire Vannelli, Sr., Biomedical Engineering, Duke
Kaitlyn Votta, Sr., Biology & English, Boston College
Caitlyn White-Parsons, Jr., Motion Picture Practice, Miami
Paula Wesselmann, Jr., Industrial Engineering, Clemson
Caroline Williams, Sr., Civil & Environmental Eng., Duke
Gigi Williamson, Jr., Geological Sciences, Miami
Kylee Wooten, Jr., Journalism, North Carolina