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Cornell's Tremaglio Receives the NCAA's Elite 89 Award in Women's Rowing

Cornell's Amanda Tremaglio

Portions courtesy of Cornell Athletic Communications

WEST WINDSOR, N.J. – Cornell junior Amanda Tremaglio is the recipient of the Elite 89 award for the 2012 NCAA Division I Women's Rowing Championships.

Tremaglio is working on a double major in history and French and currently carries a 4.062 grade-point average. She was presented with the award during the NCAA banquet, held this evening in West Windsor, N.J.

The Elite 89, 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 89 is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the finals site for each of the NCAA's championships.

Eligible student-athletes are sophomores or above who have participated in their sport for at least two years with their school. They must be an active member of the team, traveling and a designated member of the squad size at the championship. All ties are broken by the number of credits completed.

She is the fourth Ivy League student-athlete to receive the honor, following Columbia's Jeff Spear (fencing) in 2010, Harvard's Noam Mills (Fencing) and Brown's Petra Weiss (Rowing).

For more information on the Elite 89 award winners, log on to www.NCAA.com/elite89.