Stanford duo earns All-American recognition in women's rowing


Stanford junior women's rowers Katie Toothman and Ellie Parker earned spots on the Pocock All-America team it was announced Wednesday.

Toothman was named to the first team and Parker made the second team. It is the first honor for both individuals.

The duo were both in the varsity eight for the duration of the season, placing sixth at the NCAA Championships and second at the Pac-12 Championships.

Toothman, a human biology major, was part of five victories in her third season seeing time in the varsity eight. One of the strongest Cardinal rowers, she provided a big push down the race course while also being a very effective team leader off the water.

Parker, a mechanical engineering major, went from never rowing three years ago and walking on to the team as a freshman to All-America status in three seasons.

Her work ethic is living proof with the results of her season, stroking the varsity eight for much of the year and racking up five wins.

Stanford has had multiple All-Americans every year since the awards started in 2007, and has 26 total.

In related news, a group of 15 women's rowers from Stanford are in England for the the Henley Women's Regatta, which gets underway Friday.

"It is going to be a great bonding experience for us," said junior Simone Jacobs. "We came out of NCAA's really fired up about what we can accomplish next year. Now we don't have to wait all summer to feed off that energy. We were able to recover but we are all fired up to compete again."

The team will also compete in the time trials for the Henley Royal Regatta.

"The Royal Henley Regatta has so much tradition and prestige behind it," said Jacobs. "It is really cool to be involved with just an iconic regatta in rowing."

Courtney Carrabino and Reilly Hayes open competition in pairs and race against the Norwich Rowing Club, out of Eastern England in the first round.

Stanford's quad and eight will compete for the first time on Saturday.

— Palo Alto Online Sports/Stanford Athletics


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