It is the first All-America honor for both individuals and marks the seventh straight year Stanford has had at least two All-American selections. The award was first handed out in 2007 by the CRCA when the Cardinal had one individual named to the list.
Cavallo, who hails from Windermere, Fla., joins Wisconsin’s Gabriela Purman as just the second and third freshmen to ever be named Lightweight All-Americans. Prior to this year the only freshman to ever make the list in the first seven years of the award was Georgetown’s Alexis Zink in 2008.
In her first year on The Farm, Cavallo raced with the varsity eight in every race. Her first collegiate race came at the Head of the Charles in the Fall. She sat six-seat for the Cardinal who won the San Diego Crew Classic Women’s Collegiate Lightweight championship, the WIRA Women’s D1/Open varsity eight and finished second at the IRA National Championships. She also raced with the women’s openweight novice eight that took bronze to help Stanford win its first Pac-12 Championship.
Presten, a native of Orinda, Calif., also spent the entire season with the varsity eight. She has been in the top eight in every race her first two seasons at Stanford. After sitting in the seven-seat a year ago, Presten stroked the varsity eight this year. She set the tone for the Cardinal, which won nine races this season, including the San Diego Crew Class Women’s Collegiate Lightweight Grand Final and the WIRA Championships Grand Final. Stanford took second at the IRA National Championships.
The two first time All-America selections give Stanford a total of 19 All-Americans in eight years. Overall there have been 12 different individuals to garner the sport’s top accolades.