Sailors Compete For Three ICSA National Championships In Hawaii

May 25, 2002
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

May 25, 2002

NORFOLK, VA. - The Old Dominion University sailing squad will compete for a possible three collegiate national championships in Honolulu, HI. beginning Wednesday.

May 29-31, ODU's second ranked women's squad will be in the ICSA Women's National Championship regatta. The Team Race squad will compete June 2-4 and the top ranked Co-ed Dinghy squad will compete in the ICSA Dinghy Nationals, June 5-7.

The Women's team will consist of Sally Barkow (Nashtoah, WI.), Cara Gibbons -Neff (Annapolis, MD.), Corrie Clement (Metarie, LA.), Liz Bower (Fairport, NY.), and Megan Bartley (Oak Park, IL.). The alternates are Debbie Capozzi (Bayport, LA.) and Anna Tunnicliffe (Perrysburg,, OH.).

The Team Race squad will consist of Lis Biondi (Norwalk, CT.), Matt Allen (Beverly, MA.), Anna Cobb (Mechanicsville, VA.), Ryan Thorvaldsen (Sayville, NY.), And Megan Bartley (Oak Park, IL.). Jack Kerr (Seattle, WA.), Bill Berg (Longwood, FL.), and Debbie Capozzi are alternates.

The Co-ed dinghy squad will consist of ODU Alumni Association Male Athlete of the Year, Brad Funk (Harbor Bluffs, FL.), Biondi, Allen and Cobb, with Kerr and Berg as alternates.

Old Dominion has won 11 national collegiate sailing championships since 1982. The last title was in 1998 when the Monarchs won both the Team Race and Co-ed Dinghy titles in New Orleans. In the fall ICSA Singlehanded National championships, held at ODU, Funk took second and Barkow third.