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Hammond, Funck Named Academic All-Area for Men's Crew

PHILADELPHIA -- Two members of the Temple men's crew team earned Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area selections. Recent graduates Kati Jordan Funck and Evan Hammond represented the Owls on the team, which honors the area's top students that combine athletic and academic excellence.

Funck, who graduated with a degree in early childhood education, served as a coxswain for the men's crew team all season. A member of Temple's Trustee Ten, she had one of the 10 highest grade point averages among all student-athletes at Temple. Athletically, Funck was the coxswain of the Owls' highly successful lightweight four crew that earned Dad Vail goal in 2015, finished fifth at Dad Vail's in 2016, and earned two-straight appearances at the IRA National Championships. This season, her boat also took bronze at both the SIRA Championships and the Murphy Cup, while also earning a gold with the lightweight eight at both the Head of the Schuylkill and Braxton Memorial Regattas in the fall. She hails from Annville, Pa.

Evan Hammond, a recent graduate with a degree in finance, was a member of Temple's varsity eight boat all season. A native of Collegeville, Pa. he also served as a team captain for the Owls and won the team's Sklar Student Ambassador Award. Hammond was the fifth-seat in Temple's top crew, which captured a Dad Vail medal for the first time since 2008. His boat earned the Owls a team bid to the 2016 IRA National Championships, with their resume also including a gold at the San Diego Crew Classic and silver medals at both the Murphy Cup and Bergen Cup regattas this season. Hammonds was a member of the Fox School of Business Honors Program and participated in the Vanguard Accelerated Development Program with a full-time job starting this summer. 
 
The Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area teams are voted on by the sports information offices of the 30 area institutions from the Philadelphia metropolitan area. In order to be eligible for Academic All-Area, an athlete must be in at least her second year at the institution and hold a cumulative grade point average of 3.20 or better.
 
2015-16 PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER ACADEMIC ALL-AREA MEN'S ROWING TEAM 
Student-Athlete School  Yr. Major  Hometown 
Brett Barry Drexel Jr. Marketing Galloway, N.J.
Josh Brooks La Salle So. Marketing Farmington, Conn.
Kati Jordan Funck Temple Sr. Early Childhood Education Annville, Pa.
Evan Hammond Temple Sr. Finance Collegeville, Pa.
Ivo Krakic Drexel Jr. Engineering Technology Jagnje Dol, Croatia
Joseph Masgai Drexel So. Mechanical Engineering Fountainville, Pa.
Shane Murphy Rutgers-Camden Jr. Nursing Sicklerville, N.J.
Phil Pilat Rutgers-Camden Jr. Mathematics Woodbury, N.J.
Kenny Roller La Salle So. Accounting Mays Landing, N.J.
Landis Walsh Penn Jr. Biology Winchester, Mass.
Performer of the Year: Joseph Masgai, Drexel
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