Row Tide Row!!! Alabama junior Nicole Lane was selected to the 2017 Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) All-Region first team, it was announced this week.

Lane is the third CRCA All-Region honoree in Alabama rowing history, joining Bryan Crawford (2008) and Alissa Kranz (2011), and is the first to earn first-team distinction.

This season, Lane competed with the First Varsity 8+, posting first-place finishes in seven of its 11 races during the spring. The crew finished third in two competitive races at the FIRA Rowing Regatta in Sarasota, Fla., and placed fourth in the grand final at the 2017 Big 12 Championships. For her efforts at the conference meet, Lane earned All-Big 12 honors.

Lane was equally as successful in the classroom this season, earning CRCA Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big 12 recognition. She was one of six Tide honorees on the Academic All-Big 12 list to post a perfect 4.0 GPA, the most of any team in the league, which helped lead Alabama to a program-best 3.524 team GPA in the spring of 2017.

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