Wilsterman Named to ICSA All-America Team for Connecticut College
NEW LONDON, Conn.--Connecticut College senior Elizabeth Wilsterman of Winchester, Mass. has been named to the Intercollegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) Women's All-America Team.
A two-year captain and leader for the Camel program, Wilsterman was one of 20 sailors to garner All-America accolades at the crew position.
"Liz always wanted to work harder," Connecticut College Head Sailing Coach Jeff Bresnahan said. "She took on the role of a player, captain and coach. Her hard work and dedication to our team will be missed. I will not be able to replace her."
In 2011, Wilsterman helped lead the women's program to a second place finish in the Sperry/Top Sider ICSA Women's National Championship at Cascade Locks, Oregon. This spring, Wilsterman and the Camel placed fifth at their National Championship in Austin, Texas.
A committee of coaches who represent the seven conferences in the ICSA selects the ICSA All-America Team. For All-American crew selections, the committee considers demonstrated leadership (may consider seniority), outstanding body mechanics and boat
handling skills as well as proven ability to improve the results of the skipper(s) with whom he or she sails.
Earlier this spring, Wilsterman received her economics degree along with a minor in studio art. Wilsterman was honored on the New England Small College Athletic Conference Spring All-Academic team in each of the past two seasons and has been recognized by Connecticut College for her academic excellence as a Dean's List Student.
Wilsterman has relocated to New York City where she has accepted a position with the Abernathy MacGregor Group.
Wilsterman is the second All-America selection for the Camel Sailing program this spring.
Last week, the ICSA honored Connecticut College junior Atlantic Brugman of Barcelona, Spain as an All-American skipper for the second consecutive year.
June 10, 2012