Lady Rams Earn Prestigious Honors in Rowing and Women’s Lacrosse

Three Lady Rams—Mary Costello, Amy Robinson and Libby Nichols—finished the 2013-14 season with top honors in rowing and women’s lacrosse.


The PhilaU rowing team wins the Knecht Cup in April.

PhilaU graduate student Mary Costello and rising junior Amy Robinson were named to the 2014 Division II Pocock All-America Team by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association. Costello was named to the first team, while Robinson was a second-team selection.

Costello, an M.S. in Physician Assistant Studies student expected to graduate in August, is a U.S. Air Force veteran who served in Afghanistan as a medical technician. She is PhilaU’s first three-time All-American in rowing.

Robinson, a fashion merchandising and management student, led the varsity eight boat in a gold-medal performance at the Knecht Cup, and third-place finishes at the Frostbite Regatta and the Memorial Cup.

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Fulbright Scholar Libby Nichols is the 2014 Philadelphia Inquirer Women’s Lacrosse Academic All-Area Performer of the Year.

Fulbright Scholar Libby Nichols ’14 was named the 2014 Philadelphia Inquirer Women’s Lacrosse Academic All-Area Performer of the Year on June 10. She was selected by a panel of 28 sports information offices in the Philadelphia metropolitan area.

The midfielder graduated in May with a pre-medical studies major and a 3.9 GPA. As a Fulbright Scholar, she will conduct a 10-month study in Germany investigating the cognitive effects of heading on youth soccer players. Earlier this month, she was selected to the 2014 Capital One Academic All-America Division II Women’s At-Large First Team.

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