Monarch Sailors Head To Nationals

May 28, 2001
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

May 28, 2001

NORFOLK. VA - The nationally ranked Old Dominion University Sailing Monarchs look to add to their total of 11 national championships when they compete at the ICSA Women's Dinghy National Championships Tuesday in Boston, MA, May 29-31. The Monarchs will then compete in the Coed Team Race National Championships, June 3-5 and close out the races June 6-8 at the ICSA Coed Dinghy National Championships in Kingston, Rhode Island.

The Monarchs coed sailing team goes into the national championships as the number one ranked team by SAILING WORLD magazine, while the women's squad is ranked seventh nationally.

Heading the list of probable sailors for the women's National Championships are Sally Barkow( Nashotah, WI.), Cara Gibbons-Neff (Annapolis, MD.), Corrie Clement (Metarie, La.) and Liz Bower (Fairport, NY.). Probables for the ICSA Team Race National Championships are Adam Burns (Youngstown, NY.) , Lis Biondi (Norwalk, CT.), Justin Castagne (Maraval, West Indies), Brad Funk (Harbor Bluffs, Fl.), Liz Bower, Emily Ruiter (Freehold, NJ.), Jack Kerr (Seattle, WA.) and Brock Callen (Martha's Vineyard, MA.).

Probable sailors for the Coed Dinghy are Adam Burns (Youngstown, NY.), Lis Biondi (Norwalk, CT.), Brock Callen (Martha's Vineyard, MA.), Brad Funk (Harbor Bluffs, FL.), Emily Ruiter (Freehold, NJ.), and Justin Castagne (Maraval, Trinidad).

Old Dominion has won 11 Collegiate Sailing National Championships. he last coming in 1998 with the Team Race and Co-ed Dinghy titles in New Orleans, La.