Announced this week by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Associations (CRCA), five University of Texas rowers earned spots on the 2018 Division I Pocock All-America Teams.
Fanny Bon, Mariam Soufi and Emily Froehlich earned first team honors, while Ljiljana Josic was named to the second team. Coxswain Ashley Jacobs received Honorable Mention.
For Froehlich, this nomination marked her third time in which she received All-America honors, a feat that had only been completed by two other rowers in program history (Gia Doonan (2015-17) and Pippa Loveard (2015-17)). For the second time in their careers, Soufi and Josic both earned All-America awards, as Bon and Jacobs were tabbed for their first career All-America honors.
With the five honorees, the Longhorns tied a program record set just a year prior with five total All-America selections in 2017.
Each year, the coaches of the CRCA recognize the outstanding student-athletes in each NCAA Division (I, II and III). Student-athletes must have rowed in at least 75-percent of the team's races in the varsity boat. All-America athletes are selected from those athletes previously named first-team all-region. Criteria for selection include: boat performance, nomination rank, coach's comments, individual achievements and individual two-kilometer ergometer score. One coxswain is named to each team.
In addition, the CRCA announced its Regional Coaches and Staffs of the Year.
Texas head coach Dave O'Neill earned CRCA Region III Coach of the Year honors, while The University of Texas also claimed the CRCA Region III Staff of the Year accolades.