WORCESTER --- WPI senior women's rower Christine Hovermale (Alameda, CA) has been selected to the Academic All-District I At-Large team as voted upon by College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) members from Massachusetts and Maine.
The at-large category for women's sports includes Beach Volleyball, Bowling, Rowing, Fencing, Field Hockey, Golf, Gymnastics, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Rifle, Skiing, Swimming and Diving, Tennis and Water Polo. Hovermale and Ithaca's Kelly Csernica were the only two Division III rowers among the 80+ All-District selections nationwide.
It marks the first women's rower for head coach Jason Steele to be a representative on the All-District team since three-time Academic All-American Corre Steele picked up her third straight honor in 2014-15. Hovermale is now under consideration for Academic All-America accolades.
Hovermale provided power in the middle of the boat for the Crimson and Gray. She was a 2018-2019 CRCA All-America and three-time first team All-NEWMAC. The senior was a member of 2019 NEWMAC Champion, 2018 NCAA Division III bronze medalist, 2019 NCAA Division III NCAA silver medalist teams and a rowed on WPI's 2019 Head of the Charles bronze medal boat.
Hovermale touts a 3.90 GPA as an actuarial mathematics major. Her IQP project was titled "Managing Flood Risk in the Shkodër Region through Ecosystem-based Adaptations" in Albania. Hovermale was a two-time CRCA National Division III Scholar Athlete.
To be nominated, a student-athlete must be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) at her current institution, must have participated in at least 50 percent of the team's games at the position listed on the nomination form (where applicable), completed one full calendar year at her current institution and has reached sophomore athletic eligibility.