KINGSTON, R.I. – Rhode Island had four team members named to the 2018 Atlantic 10 Academic All-Conference Team, the league announced Wednesday morning. Seniors Meghan Ellis and Lucy Moyes, junior Mekenzie Mattheson and sophomore Emily Winslow were among the 11 rowers named to the team.
A native of Bedford, N.H., Ellis earned her degree in Public Relations while minoring in Leadership Studies. With a 3.86 cumulative grade-point average, she is a two-time Academic All-Conference selection. This season she also earned First Team All-Conference honors, the second year in a row she was named to the all-conference team. A two-year president for URI's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, Ellis helped Rhode Island win two team A-10 titles in four years. In the summer of her junior year, she participated in Coach for College, educating disadvantaged Vietnamese youth in rural South Vietnam for three weeks. She is a three-time CRCA Scholar Athlete Award winner and also has served as a URI 101 mentor and URI Student-Athlete Mentor.
Like Ellis, Moyes (pictured) earned Academic All-Conference recognition for the second straight season. A two-year team captain, the Charlestown, Mass. native graduated with a 3.89 GPA in Supply Chain Management. This season she was the coxswain for the Varsity 8+ boat that won its flight at the A-10 Championship, marking the fourth consecutive year the boat she coxed won its flight at the league event. She has helped the Rams win two titles and make two NCAA appearances in her career. A Second Team All-Conference selection this year, Moyes has earned Dean's List and A-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll recognition every possible semester of her career. She is a member of the Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society and was the URI College of Business Outstanding Sophomore recipient in 2016. Moyes studied abroad at the London School of Economics and Political Science, served as the Community Service chair for URI's SAAC and was the president of URI's Women in Business Club. She is a two-time CRCA Scholar Athlete Award recipient.
Mattheson, a junior from Jaffrey, N.H., is a first-time Academic All-Conference pick. A double major in Sociology and Gender & Women's Studies, she has a cumulative GPA of 3.96. She rowed in the fifth seat for the V8+ boat this year, helping the Rams win the league title. Mattheson has made the Dean's List and Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll for every possible semester of her career and is a two-time CRCA Scholar Athlete Award recipient. She serves as the senior editor of URI's branch of Her Campus, a new-media site designed to empower college women. Inducted into the Alpha Kappa Delta Golden Key International Honour Society, Mattheson also was the recipient of the Eleanor M. Carlson Trust Scholarship. She was inducted into Phi Eta Sigma as well as the National Women's Studies Honor Society.
A sophomore from Etna, N.H., Winslow is a double major with a 3.95 GPA in Communications and English. Rowing in the stroke seat of the title-winning V8+ boat all season, she has earned Dean's List and Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll for every possible semester of her career. This season she also earned CRCA Scholar Athlete Award recognition for the first time.
2018 Atlantic 10 Academic All-Conference Team
Anna Benton, Dayton
Samantha Dunn, Duquesne
Kat Napoli, Fordham
Nicole Van Oort, George Mason
Tiffany Smith, George Washington
Aiste Balciunaite, Massachusetts
Meghan Ellis, Rhode Island
Lucy Moyes, Rhode Island
Mekenzie Mattheson, Rhode Island
Emily Winslow, Rhode Island
Katherine Robb, Saint Joseph's