#6 Connecticut College Places Sixth at Day 1 of ICSA/Sperry Top-Sider Women's National Championship

AUSTIN, Tex.--The sixth ranked Connecticut College women's sailing team is in sixth place 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 80 points in the first day of action. Boston College has taken the early lead with a score of 49 points. Georgetown University (59) and Yale University (66 points) are in second and third place in the early going. The Camels are just six points behind fourth place Rhode Island as they head into the second day of action in the Lone Star State. 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 39 points. Senior Bitsy Whipple (Plandome, N.Y.), Kim Bolick (Hopkinton, Mass.) and Katie St. George (Marblehead, Mass.) scored 44 points en route to their ninth place scoring in the B division. Connecticut College Head Sailing Coach Jeff Bresnahan was pleased with the team's resolve and focus in the afternoon action Friday and anticipates another exciting day of competition tomorrow. "Brugman and Wilsterman rallied in the last race to pass 10 boats down wind," Bresnahan enthusiastically stated over the phone. "We are really encouraged by our speed against the other teams as we head into the second day of action." Last June, the Connecticut College women place second at the national championship in Cascade Lakes, Ore. .

June 1, 2012

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