The Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association announced Thursday its NCAA Division II All-American teams and the University of Central Oklahoma had four student-athletes selected.
Madisyn Kitchell, Eileen Anderson, and Megan Dwarshuis were each named First Team All-Americans, while Shelby Wackerly was named Second Team All-American.
"I'm proud of each of these young women for their achievements," UCO head rowing coach Montia Rice said. "Each one of them works very hard for their position and for this team. They all deserve to be recognized for that and I'm glad they have earned this honor."
Anderson, a junior from New Jersey, makes her return to the status of All-American after receiving the honor in 2017. Dwarshuis, a junior from Grand Rapids, Michigan, joins Anderson as a second-time winner. The two are the fourth and fifth two-time winners in UCO history.
Kitchell earned All-American honors this season for the first time. The junior coxswain from Yukon, Okla. also represents three straight years UCO has had the First Team All-American coxswain.
All three first team selections were part of UCO's Varsity 8+ national championship boat and helped UCO win its third consecutive national title in that boat. They all helped the Bronchos win their second straight team national championship.
Wackerly, a junior for Edmond, Okla., spent most of the season in the V8+ boat with her fellow All-Americans, but moved to the Varsity 4+ for the national championship and in doing so, helped UCO win a national title in that boat for the first time in school history. Wackerly helped Central earn maximum team points toward its team national championship.
Central Oklahoma has had now 17 All-Americans a combined 22 times over the past eight years with five two-time selections. UCO began rowing 11 years ago.