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Crew: Derek Walkush '19 Named Winner of Prestigious Rowing Award

Germantown Academy senior Derek Walkush '19, a veteran member of the Patriots' crew team, was the recipient of the John Izzard Award for Athleticism, Service, and Achievement. This annual award is given by John and Parthenia Izzard, along with a selection committee, to one student-athlete each year in the Philadelphia Scholastic Rowing Association (PSRA). In total, there are 85 schools in the PSRA and all coaches are invited to nominate one male and one female student-athlete from their teams. In the end, the committee chooses just one overall winner.

"This award is a huge honor for Derek and for Germantown Academy," said GA Crew Head Coach Lauren Lehane, who nominated Walkush. "Derek was recognized among all the athletes in the 85 PSRA schools for his outstanding rowing results, grades, and community service. It is a testament to Derek's commitment to everything that he does and I am so proud of him."

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