#6 Connecticut College Places Fifth at ICSA/Sperry Top-Sider Women's National Championship

AUSTIN, Tex.--The sixth ranked Connecticut College women's sailing team placed fifth at the Inter Collegiate Sailing Association (ICSA)/Sperry Top-Sider Women's National Championship hosted by the University of Texas on Lake Travis in Austin. The Camels scored 187 points in the Lone Star State to finish among the top five teams in the nation for the second consecutive year. Last June, the Connecticut College women placed second at the national championship in Cascade Lakes, Ore. Boston College won the national championship with a winning score of 142 points. Yale University took second place with 146 points, while the Rams from the University of Rhode Island placed third with a score of 150 points. Georgetown finished fourth with 156 points and was followed by the Camels in fifth place. "It was a very competitive field this year and it was really hot down here," Connecticut College Head Sailing Coach Jeff Bresnahan said. "The team did a really nice job staying focused and hydrated during a grueling four days of competition. I am really proud of their accomplishments this year and the true Camel Spirit that they displayed in this warm weather." Junior skipper Atlantic Brugman (Barcelona, Spain), Liz Wilsterman (Winchester, Mass.) and Claire Sacco (Glenmont, N.Y.) placed fourth in the A division with a score of 88 points. Senior Bitsy Whipple (Plandome, N.Y.), Kim Bolick (Hopkinton, Mass.) and Katie St. George (Marblehead, Mass.) scored 99 points en route to their sixth place scoring in the B division.

June 2, 2012

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