2018 Fan’s Choice – Collegiate Athlete of the Year

Now in their eighth year, the USRowing Fan’s Choice Awards recognize excellence in rowing across seven categories and are an important part of USRowing’s longstanding tradition of bestowing awards for superior performances and contributions to the success of our sport.

This year, the rowing community put forth strong nominees for the 2018 USRowing Fan’s Choice Awards. After receiving an outpouring of nominations in all categories, USRowing is proud to announce the 2018 Collegiate Athlete of the Year finalists.

Fans may vote once in each category. Voting closes at 11:59 p.m. E.T. on Tuesday, November 27. Awardees will be announced on Wednesday, November 28.

Who can become Athlete of the Year? A male or female rower or coxswain who has achieved extraordinary success in 2018. Success may be defined as an outstanding performance, having a breakout year, perseverance in spite of difficult odds, consistent strong performance, outstanding service off the water, a combination of the above or other worthy measures.

About the Finalists

Ben Davison, University of Washington – After racing in the single for the U.S. at the 2018 World Rowing Under Championships and racing in the double at the World Rowing Championships, Davison went on to win the men’s championship single at the 2018 Head of the Charles Regatta.

Emily Kallfelz, Princeton University  – The stroke seat for Princeton’s varsity eight, Kallfelz helped the Tigers claim their Ivy League championship title. In the summer, she switched into the single and raced for the 2018 U.S. Under 23 National Team. In Poznan, she brought home a silver medal in the women’s single for the U.S.

Benjamin Landis, Columbia University – A member of the lightweight team, Landis is a four-year veteran of Columbia’s varsity eight. In his time, he has won the EARC Sprints once and IRAs twice in 2017 and 2018. His teammates voted him to captain the team for two consecutive years.

Dana Moffat, University of California, Berkeley – As a junior, Moffatt helped the Bears win the NCAA title in the varsity eight in 2018. After her school season ended, Moffatt joined up with the national team, making the women’s eight and winning a gold medal at the 2018 World Rowing Championships.

Award voting is intended to be one vote per person from among the extended rowing community and their family and friends; in the event of electronic, hired, or other similar ballot-stuffing attempts, affected votes may be deleted and nominees potentially disqualified.

2018 Fan's Choice - Collegiate Athlete of the Year Ballot

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