Clemson rowing 20th in final poll; Heather Cummings named All-American

Heather and her sister Brittany follow in footsteps of soccer's Nancy and Julie Augustyniak

The Clemson Rowing facility on Lake Hartwell was the site of the 2012 ACC Rowing Championships on Saturday, April 21st - The 2012 All-ACC Team included Clemson's Kate Biladeau, Becca Brown and Heather Cummings

Photo by Mark Crammer

The Clemson Rowing facility on Lake Hartwell was the site of the 2012 ACC Rowing Championships on Saturday, April 21st - The 2012 All-ACC Team included Clemson's Kate Biladeau, Becca Brown and Heather Cummings

The Clemson rowing team finished 20th in the final Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA)/US Rowing Coaches Poll that was announced by the organization Wednesday. This is the fourth straight season that the Tigers have finished in the top 20 in the final national poll.

Heather Cummings was also named to the CRCA All-America Second Team. The junior from Virginia Beach, VA is a pre-professional health studies major. Her sister, Brittany Cummings, was a second-team All-American in 2009 and a first-team honoree in 2010.

"Heather has been an incredibly hard working and dedicated student-athlete here at Clemson over the past three years," said Clemson coach Robbie Tenenbaum. "We were all very happy that she was recognized as an All-America award recipient for her great work this past season. Heather joins her sister Brittany as an All-America award winner for Clemson rowing. Brittany was named to the second team in 2009 and first team in 2010."

The Cummings' are only the second set of sisters to become All-Americans at Clemson. Women soccer players and sisters, Nancy and Julie Augustyniak, were All-American soccer players for the Tigers in 2000.

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