USA. Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association names first All Academic Sailing Team

Friday, 17 November 2006

For the first time in its nearly 80-year history, the Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) has recognized outstanding scholar athletes with selection to its first-ever ICSA All Academic Sailing Team honoring men and women who have succeeded at the highest level – both on the water and in the classroom.  Leading the inaugural team is Sloan Devlin (Mystic, Conn.), Harvard ’06, who achieved a 3.88 GPA in Organic Chemistry while also excelling on-the-water.  Her outstanding performance in competition during the college sailing year (fall and spring seasons combined) earned her three-time ICSA All-American (’06, ’05, ’04) honors.

The inaugural team recognizes nine All-Academic and ten Honorable Mention student-athletes, nominated by their respective schools for academic and athletic performance during the 2005-2006 school year.  To be considered eligible for this distinction, the nominee must be a key starter or reserve, maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.5 on a scale of 4.00, and have reached junior standing at his or her institution of learning.

Joining Devlin on the ICSA All Academic Sailing Team are Arlene Chung (Murrysville, Penn.) – Brown University ‘06, Jamie Kimbal (Grand Rapids, Mich.) – College of Charleston ‘06, Becca Levin (New Haven, Conn.) – Stanford University ‘07, Meghan Pearl (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) – Yale '07, Melissa Pumphrey (Annapolis, Md.) – St. Mary’s College '07, Kevin Reali (St. Petersburg, Fla.) – University of South Florida ‘06, Emily Simon (Oak Brook, Ill.) – Harvard University ‘07, and Jennifer Wilson (Fargo, North Dakota) – University of Minnesota ‘06.

Receiving Honorable Mention were Derby Anderson (Annapolis, Md.) – Georgetown University ’06, John Appelbaum (Florissant, Mo.) – US Naval Academy ’06, Andrew Blom (Miami, Fla.) – University of South Florida ’06, Molly Lawson (Duxbury, Mass.) – Hobart/William Smith Colleges ’06, Whitney Loufek (Newport Beach, Calif.) – UC Irvine ’07, Hannah Oakland (Charlottesville, Va.) – Yale University ’07, Russell O’Reilly (Charleston, S.C.) – College of Charleston ’07, Ashley Reynolds (St. Petersburg, Fla.) – University of South Florida ’06, Frank Tybor (Coronado, Calif.) – UC/Irvine ’07, and Quynhanh Anna Vu (Houston), Stanford University ’06.

2006 ICSA All Academic National Sailing Team
Name Yr Hometown School GPA  Major

Arlene Chung  Sr   Murrysville, PA Brown Univ. 3.97   Neuroscience
Sloan Devlin  Sr. Mystic, CT Harvard Univ. 3.88 Organic Chemistry
Jamie Kimbal Sr. Grand Rapids, MI College of Charleston      3.82 Economics and Finance
Rebecca Levin Jr. New Haven, CT Stanford Univ. 3.97 History
Meghan Pearl Sr. Ft. Lauderdale, FL Yale Univ. 3.80    Hist. of Science, Hist. of Medicine

Melissa Pumphrey   Jr. Annapolis, MD St. Mary's College (MD) 3.99 Mathematics & Economics
Kevin Reali Sr. St. Petersburg, FL Univ. of South Florida 3.87 Mechanical Engineering
Emily Simon  Jr. Oak Brook, IL Harvard Univ. 3.83 History & Literature
Jenny Wilson Sr. Fargo, ND Minnesota-Twin Cities 3.76   Finance and Accounting

2006 ICSA All Academic National Sailing Team– Honorable Mention
Name Yr Hometown School GPA Major

Kathleen Anderson  Sr. Annapolis, MD Georgetown Univ. 3.54 Government
John Appelbaum Sr. Florissant, MO US Naval Academy 3.66 Computer Science
Andrew Blom Sr. Miami, FL Univ. of South Florida 3.58 International Studies
Margaret Lawson Sr. Duxbury, MA William Smith College 3.54  Art and Education
Whitney Loufek Jr. Costa Mesa, CA UC, Irvine   3.54    Social Ecology & Political Science
Hannah Oakland Jr. Charlottesville, VA  Yale Univ. 3.57 Religious Studies
Russell O'Reilly Jr. Charleston, SC College of Charleston 3.64 Sociology, Int. Studies/Pol. Science

Ashley Reynolds Sr. St. Petersburg, FL   Univ. of South Florida 3.58 Elementary Education
Frank Tybor   Jr. Coronado, CA UC, Irvine 3.62  Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering
Quynhanh Anna Vu   Sr. Houston, TX Stanford Univ. 3.54 Economics and Mathematics
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Jan Harley

Last Updated ( Friday, 17 November 2006 )