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14 Brown Sailors Named to the 2015 ICSA All-Academic Team, Bears Finish 3rd at Sperry Women's Nationals, Win New England Dinghy Championship

CAMBRIDGE, MASS. (July 17, 2015) – The Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) has named its 2014-15 All-Academic Sailing Team. The All-Academic Sailing Team recognizes collegiate sailors who have achieved excellence in national and inter-conference competition as well as excelling at the highest academic level for the 2014-15 academic year. The All-Academic Sailing Team was inaugurated in 2006 and this year there is new criteria resulting in a longer list of honorees than there has been in previous years.

“We have opened it up to recognize the many outstanding students in college sailing,” says Mitch Brindley, President of the ICSA. The honorees must be a Junior or Senior, have at least a 3.3 cumulative GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale, and be a starter or key reserve in at least seven university sponsored regattas.

A seven-person committee comprised of representatives from conferences in the ICSA evaluates the nominated sailors. This year’s All-Academic Team is comprised of 173 members. The cumulative GPA average of the honorees is 3.64.

Brown University had the most sailors in all of college sailing named to the team, with 14 of the 17 Juniors and Seniors on the 2014-2015 Brown Sailing roster making it. Harvard University was second with 11 sailors, and Connecticut College and the U.S. Naval Academy each had 8 sailors making the team. We are very proud of the hard work and dedication our student-athletes put in both on and off the water.

Congrats to the following Brown Sailors for making this year's ICSA All-Academic Team:

Lucas Adams '15, Peter Bailey '15, Timothy Harding '15, Johanna Kincaid '15, Kelly McGlynn '15, Nicole Quattrocchi '15, Nathan Allman '16, James Barry '16, Ragna Eide '16, Jessie O'Dell '16, Pearson Potts '16, Reid Secondo '16, Katherine Sudol '16, and Alexandra Swanson '16.

Complete information on the 2015 ICSA All-Academic Team can be found here:

Bears Finish 3rd at Sperry Women's Nationals, 3 Sailors Earn All-American Team Honors
It was a terrific and memorable 11 days for the Brown Bears at the 2015 College Sailing Spring National Championships in Newport, RI. Brown hosted 5 regattas and competed in 4 of them during that time, finishing 3rd at both the Sperry Women's Nationals and Gill Coed Semi-finals, 6th at the Sperry Women's Semi-finals, and 13th at the Gill Coed Nationals. Brown finished 9th overall in College Sailing for the Fowle Trophy which is the overall National Championship ranking (there are six National Championships throughout the year).

A huge congrats to Lydia Whiteford '15 (Severna Park, MD) on being named an All-American Crew, Megan Grapengeter-Rudnick '17 (Darien, CT) Honorable-Mention All-American Women's Skipper for the second year in a row, and Pearson Potts '16 (Newport, RI) Honorable-Mention All-American Coed Skipper. You can watch the entire All-American Awards show at

2014-2015 was a great year for Brown Sailing, here are some of highlights:
-2nd at the 2014 Women's Singlehanded Nationals (Lindsey Baab '18)
-3rd at the 2015 Sperry Women's Nationals
-1st overall in B-Division at the 2015 Sperry Women's Nationals
-6th at the 2015 Sperry Women's Eastern Semi-finals
-4th at the 2015 New England Women's Championship
-3rd at the 2014 New England Women's Singlehanded Championship
-13th at the 2015 Gill Coed Dinghy Nationals
-3rd at the 2015 Gill Coed Western Semi-finals
-1st at the 2015 New England Dinghy Championship
-6 sailors named to the 2015 All-New England Sailing Team
-3 sailors named to the 2015 ICSA All-American Team
-9th overall in the 2014-2015 Fowle Trophy Rankings for Best Overall team
-Women ranked as high as #2 in the national rankings, coed as high as #5

Bears Win the 2015 New England Dinghy Championship, 6 Sailors Earn All-New England Honors
The coed team won the New England Dinghy Championship for the second time in the last three years (2013, 2015), hosted by Salve Regina University in Newport, RI, May 2-3, 2015. It was a hard fought battle for the Bears, who stayed close to first overall throughout the entire 30 race event (15 races in each division). In the later races on Sunday the breeze came up and Brown dominated, winning the event in the last race over Coast Guard and Yale. Congrats to the entire coed team on a terrific team effort!

Congratulations to our post season award winners for 2014-2015:

2014-2015 All-New England Team Selections:
Megan Grapengeter-Rudnick ’17 (Darien, CT)– First Team All-New England Women’s Skipper
Alexandra Swanson ’16 (Oshkosh, WI)– First Team All-New England Women’s Crew
Katherine Sudol’16 (New York, NY)– Second Team All-New England Women’s Crew
Lucas Adams ’15 (Middletown, RI)– Second Team All-New England Coed Skipper
Pearson Potts ’16 (Newport, RI)– Second Team All-New England Coed Skipper
Lydia Whiteford ’15 (Severna Park, MD)– Second Team All-New England Coed Crew

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