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15 Brown Sailors Named to the 2015-2016 College Sailing All-Academic Team, Three Brown Sailors Earn All-America Team Honors

15 Brown Sailors Named to the 2015-2016 College Sailing All-Academic Team

For the second year in a row, the Brown Bears have been honored with the most All-Academic Team selections of any team in College Sailing. 15 Brown sailors made the team consisting of the following criteria: he or she 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. MIT was second wth 10 sailors making the team and the Bears make up more than 10% of the overall All-Academic Team. We are very proud of our student-athletes at Brown and the hard work and dedication they all put into their academics and their sailing. Congrats to the following Brown sailors on making the 2015-2016 All-Academic Team:

Nathan Allman '16 (Honolulu, Hawaii) - Economics and Health and Human Biology
James Barry '16 (Riverside, Conn.) - Business Economics
Ragna Eide '16 (Oslo, Norway) - Applied Mathematics and German
Marina Cano Sostre '17 (Barcelona, Spain) - Economics and Business Entrepreneurship and Organizations
Haley Carter '17 (Elm Grove, Wisc.) - Biology
Megan Grapengetter-Rudnick '17 (Darien, Conn.) - International Relations
Rachel Gutman '17 (Stony Brook, N.Y.) - Comparative Literature and Linguistics
Olivia Lord '17 (Cambridge, Mass.) - Psychology
Reid Secondo '16 (Greenwich, Conn.) - Biology
Henry Sharpe '17 (Saunderstown, R.I.) - Environmental Engineering
Jessica O'Dell '17 (Bishop, Calif.) - Environmental Science and International Relations
Pearson Potts '16 (Newport, R.I.) - Political Science and Economics
Katherine Sudol '16 (New York, N.Y.) - Applied Mathematics and Economics
Alexandra Swanson '16 (Oshkosh, Wisc.) - Ecology
Eric Xiao '17 (Brooklyn, N.Y.) - Math and Computer Science

For more info on the 2015-2016 College Sailing All-Academic Team go to: http://collegesailing.org/news/article/2015-16-all-academic-sailing-team...

Three Brown Sailors Earn College Sailing All-America Team Honors

Team Captain Megan Grapengeter-Rudnick '17 (Darien, CT), Marina Cano '17 (Barcelona, Spain), and Pearson Potts '16 (Newport, RI) were named to the College Sailing All-America Team in June for their impressive on-the-water performances during the 2015-2016 season.

Megan was named an Honorable-Mention Women's All-America Skipper for the third time (2014, 2015, 2016) after only sailing the spring season this year. She spent the fall studying abroad in Paris, France and had a terrific spring season that included winning A-division at the Emily Wick Trophy, 4th place finishes in A-division at the Dellenbaugh Trophy and the Women's Western National Semi-final, and a 6th place finish in A-division at the Women's Nationals. She helped lead the Brown women's team to a 2nd place overall finish at the 2016 Women's Nationals in San Diego, CA. She sailed with Courtney Bergh '16 (Chatham, MA) and Alexandra Swanson '16 (Oshkosh, WI) during the spring season.

Marina was named an All-America Crew and was also a First-Team All-New England Coed Crew. Her year was impressive, finishing top 6 in A-division 10 times during the 2015-2016 season, including 2nd in A-division at the New England Dinghy Championship, 3rd in A-division at the Dinghy Western Semi-final, and 5th in A-division at the 2016 Dinghy Nationals in San Diego, CA. She also had a stellar team race record with overall wins at the Hap Moore Team Race, Sharpe Trophy Team Race, and Southern New England Team Race. She helped lead the Bears to a 3rd place finish at the New England Team Race Championship and 8th place overall at the 2016 Team Race Nationals.

Pearson made the All-America Team for the second time, being named an All-America Coed Skipper this year. He was an Honorable-Mention Coed All-America Skipper in 2015. He was also named a Second-Team All-New England Coed Skipper this year and was the Brown Sailing Most Valuable Sailor for 2015-2016. He finished top six in A-division 8 times in fleet racing regattas, including 2nd in A-division at the New England Dinghy Championship, 3rd in A-division at the Dinghy Western Semi-final, and 5th in A-division at the 2016 Dinghy Nationals in San Diego, CA. Along with Marina as crew, they led the Brown Bears team race squad to an impressive season.

The 2015-2016 All-America Team and video can be found here: http://collegesailing.org/

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