STANFORD, Calif. – Three Stanford seniors were chosen to the 2014 CRCA Pocock All-America teams on Monday with Anna Dawson and Daphne Martschenko selected to the first team and Kristy Wentzel to the second team.
The three selections are the most since Stanford had four in 2011. The Cardinal has had multiple selections every year since the awards started in 2007. It is the second All-America honor for all three Stanford seniors.
Dawson, a native of Christchurch, New Zealand, picks up her second first team All-America selection. She was chosen to the first team her sophomore year in 2011. Dawson stroked the varsity eight for the majority of the 2014 spring, leading Stanford to seven race victories overall, a gold medal to help the Cardinal capture the school’s first Pac-12 Championship and a sixth place overall finish at the NCAA Championships.
A Fairfax, Va. native, Martschenko joins Dawson on the first team, adding to her first team honor from 2012. She competed with the varsity eight all season long, splitting time between the three-seat in the middle of the year and five-seat at the end of the season. A team leader, Martschenko was instrumental in guiding Stanford to its first Pac-12 Championship as well as a sweep in the top three races at the Big Row.
Wentzel, who hails from San Anselmo, Calif., earns her second career All-America nod. She was a first team selection with Martschenko in 2012. Wentzel raced with the 2V8 for the first two races of the spring, but moved up to the varsity eight the rest of the way. She sat bow seat in every race with the varsity eight, winning six races with the top eight, including a gold at the Pac-12 Championships to help the school claim its first title.
In the eight years of the CRCA Pocock All-America teams, Stanford has tallied a total of 24 All-American honors by 14 individuals.