Kate Garofalo Named Spring Scholar Athlete
BUFFALO, NY – University at Buffalo rower Kate Garofalo was one of 11 student-athletes honored by the Colonial Athletic Association as a recipient of the CAA Scholar-Athlete Award for the spring sports season.
Garofalo, a senior that help Buffalo to its first ever conference title in rowing this past season, has a 3.474 GPA in management and has been a UB Scholar Athlete through out her career at UB. Garofalo was one of four Buffalo rowers honored by the CAA on its All-Conference team following the conclusion of the conference championships. A four-year letterwinner, Garofalo has also been instrumental in three straight Dad Vail Regatta titles for the UB rowing team.
"Winning the conference in just our second year was very special, but to achieve academic excellence is equally as special," said head coach Rudy Wieler. "Kate represents that hunger to win and the academic excellence that our entire team strives for."
In all, 11 student-athletes were honored by the Colonial Athletic Association from eight different institutions. The conference honors one Scholar-Athlete in each of its championship sports. Nominees for the award must be a starter or important reserve on their team and must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.25. The winners were selected by a vote of the sports information directors at each CAA institution.