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Vear Collects Elite 90 Award
May 26, 2016
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- University of Michigan junior evolutionary anthropology major Kinsey Vear earned the NCAA Elite 90 Academic Recognition Award for rowing on Thursday afternoon (May 26) at the NCAA Rowing Championships.
The ELITE 90, an award founded by the NCAA, recognizes the true essence of the student-athlete by honoring the individual who has reached the pinnacle of competition at the national championship level in his or her sport while also achieving the highest academic standard among his or her peers. The Elite 90 is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the finals site for each of the NCAA's 90 championships.
Vear is the third Michigan student-athlete to receive the award since its inception in 2009-10, joining Danielle Johnson (women's water polo, 2016) and Benjamin Baldus-Strauss (men's gymnastics, 2010).
A native of Marquette, Michigan, Vear is a member of U-M's 1V4 crew that will compete tomorrow morning at the NCAA Rowing Championships on Lake Natoma in Gold River, California. Vear's 1V4 crew, seeded 11th, will race in Heat 3 at 2 p.m. EDT.
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Wes Vear to row at 2015 World University Games July 3-5 2015
Former U.P. Rowing youth rower, and current U of M rower Wes Vear will, along with 24 other men, represent the USA in rowing at the 2015 World University Games in Gwanju, South Korea. The games are July 3-14. The 25-man squad, led by U of M's men's rowing coach Greg Hartsuff, will depart the US June 28, and arrive in South Korea June 30. The rowing competition will take place July 3-5, and the crew returns to the US July 8.
Each athlete is responsible for covering their portion of the trip, and Hartsuff estimates the 11-day trip to cost each athlete four- to five-thousand dollars. Your tax-deductible donation to the Michigan Rowing Association can help offset that burden. Please visit the USA 2015 Universiade Men's Rowing Team Home page to find out more.
UPDATE: Click here for a link to live streaming video of the venue and race.
March 15, 2015, Wes Vear accepts a donation from the UPCRC to the Michigan Rowing Association.
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