Ellis, Moyes Named to A-10 Rowing Academic All-Conference Team

Ellis, Moyes Named to A-10 Rowing Academic All-Conference Team

KINGSTON, R.I. – Rhode Island juniors Meghan Ellis and Lucy Moyes were among 10 women named to the 2017 Atlantic 10 Academic All-Conference Team, the conference announced Thursday afternoon.

Also a 2017 A-10 Second Team All-Conference selection, Ellis rowed in the third seat for Rhode Island's Varsity 8+ boat throughout her junior season. She joined Natalie Boisvert from Massachusetts as the only two women in the conference to earn both all-conference and academic all-conference honors. The Bedford, N.H. native helped the Rams to a second place in both the overall team standings and the V8 flight.

The president of Rhode Island's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee during the 2016-17 school year, Ellis also served as a URI 101 mentor for freshmen and is in the University's Honors Program. She spent the summer of 2016 in Vietnam with Coach for College, teaching underprivileged children in math and English while also coaching them in athletics and life skills. A double major in Communications and Human Development and Family Studies, Ellis has a 3.82 grade-point average.

Hailing from Charlestown, Mass., Moyes was the coxswain for Rhode Island's Second Varsity 8 boat that won its flight at the Atlantic 10 Championship and helped the Rams to a second-place finish overall. The junior Supply Chain Management major carries a 3.92 GPA and has made the Dean's List and Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll for every possible semester of her career.

A member of the Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society, Moyes was the URI College of Business Outstanding Sophomore recipient in 2016. She has studied abroad at the London School of Economics and Political Science and served as the Community Service chair for Rhode Island's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.

2017 Atlantic 10 Women's Rowing
Academic All-Conference Team
Jaclyn Franz, Dayton
Sydnie Pennington, Duquesne
Catherine Napoli, Fordham
Nicole Van Oort, George Mason
Aiste Balciunaite,  Massachusetts
Natalie Boisvert,  Massachusetts
Abigail Norwood,  Massachusetts
Meghan Ellis, Rhode Island
Lucy Moyes, Rhode Island
Caroline Strauss, Saint Joseph's