AUSTIN, Texas - The No. 13-ranked College of Charleston women's sailing team finished sixth on the final day of the Sperry Top-Sider/ICSA Women's National Championship co-hosted by the University of Texas Sailing Team and the Austin Yacht Club on Lake Travis.
The Cougars were one of 18 women's teams competing for the Gerald C. Miller Trophy which was won by eventual team champion Boston College. They won the head-to-head tiebreaker over the U.S. Naval Academy for sixth. The race committee was able to run seven races in both A-and B-Divisions completing the championship with 13 races total in A and B over the three days of the regatta.
Senior Corey Hall (St. Petersburg, Fla.) skippered A-Division to a ninth-place finish with 119 points along with senior All-American crew Alyssa Aitken (Sandwich, Mass.), while sophomore Grace Lucas (Little River, N.J.) skippered B-Division to fourth place with 91 points with junior Sarah Somes (Grosse Point Park, Mich.).
CofC made the finals after having to qualify out of the semifinals where the Cougars finished second with 97 points behind Connecticut College (87) on May 30-31 with the contributions of senior All-American crew Perry Emsiek (Corona del Mar, Calif.) in B-Division and sophomore Carly Shevitz (Santa Barbara, Calif.) in A-Division.
CofC will continue competition at ICSA Nationals with the ICSA/APS Team Race National Championship on June 3-5 and the ICSA/Gill Dinghy National Championship on June 6-8.
Watch live media coverage of the regattas by clicking on the Live Media link at: http://2012nationals.collegesailing.org/
SPERRY TOP-SIDER/ICSA WOMEN'S NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
May 30-June 2, 2012
in Austin, Texas
Final Overall Results
1. Boston College, 142
2. Yale University, 146
3. University of Rhode Island, 150
4. Georgetown University, 156
5. Connecticut College, 187
6. College of Charleston, 210*
7. U.S. Naval Academy, 210*
8. Harvard University, 218
9. Brown University, 236
10. University of South Florida, 242
11. Eckerd College, 248
12. Dartmouth College, 249
13. Stanford University, 277
14. St. Mary's College of Maryland, 278
15. University of Hawaii, 302
16. University of Michigan, 373
17. University of Texas, 409
18. Western Washington University, 413