Women's Sailing Squad Moves to Number 1

September 19, 2002
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Sept. 19, 2002

The Old Dominion University women's sailing team is ranked #1 in the nation by Sailing World this week after moving up from their #2 preseason spot.

ODU opened the 2002-03 season this past weekend as they hosted the Riley Cup and ODU Radial. Sophomore Anna Tunnicliffe (Perrysburg, OH.) and senior Debbie Capozzi (Bayport, NY.) led the team as they finished one-two in the Old Dominion Radial regatta. ODU dethroned St. Mary's who is now at second and Brown remained behind them at third.

The coed squad is currently ranked 19th after opening the year at 16th. ODU's top team came in third in the Riley Cup as the 'A" Division boat of Ignacio Saralegui (Montevideo, Uruaguay) and Christabelle Fernandez (Va. Beach, Va.) came in first and the 'B' Division boat of Andrew Newbold (Hummelstown, PA), and Cara Gibbons-Neff (Annapolis, MD) took fourth. Fourth ranked St. Mary's won the regatta as they took first in the final four races of the 14-race event. Harvard remains in the top spot in the rankings with Dartmout and Tufts rounding out the top three.

 1. Harvard
 2. Dartmouth
 3. Tufts
 4. St. Mary's
 5. Hawaii
 6. Hobart/WmSmith
 7. Kings Point
 8. USC
 9. Brown
10. Stanford
11. Yale
12. Boston Coll
13. Charleston
14. Georgetown
15. Connecticut Coll
16. Washington Coll
17. Navy
18. Rhode Island
19. Old Dominion
20. UC/Santa Barbara
Also receiving votes:
Coast Guard

WOMEN 1. Old Dominion 2. St. Mary's 3. Brown 4. Tufts 5. Yale 6. Connecticut Coll 7. Charleston 8. Hobart/WmSmith 9. Georgetown 10. Dartmouth 11. Stanford 12. Harvard 13. Hawaii 14. South Florida 15. Boston Coll ---- Also receiving votes: Navy Boston Univ(/pre)