Nicole Ritchie named First Team All-America in rowing
Nicole Ritchie ’09
Ritchie (East Dummerston, Vt.) led the Bates women’s rowing team to the NCAA Women’s Rowing Championships for the second year in a row. Bates competes with seven other Division III teams and two at-large eights at nationals this Friday and Saturday at Lake Natoma in Gold River, Calif., the home course of the University of California at Berkeley. Bates finished third at nationals in 2007 and is currently ranked No. 3 by the CRCA and US Rowing.
Selection criteria for earning CRCA All-America honors include strength of schedule, regular season record, end of season regatta results, nomination rank, coaches’ comments and 2,000-meter erg score.
Ritchie is also a NESCAC All-Academic honoree and a member of the Bates Nordic skiing team, for which she has been elected captain for the 2008-09 season.