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  Anna Tunnicliffe

Anna Tunnicliffe

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Perrysburg, OH

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Career: 2004-05 Women's Team Captain... 2003-04: Tunnicliffe made history during her junior year, becoming the first sailor ever to win back-to-back ICSA Women's Singlehanded National Championships, accomplishing the feat in November...Placed 1st with Christabelle Fernandez in A division at the MAISA Women's Dinghy to secure ODU's spot at the ICSA Women's Championship...Won the MAISA Women's Singlehanded Championship...Placed 1st with Christabelle Fernandez in A division at the Navy Fall Women's Intersectional...In the spring, partnered with Fernandez for 1st place finish in A division at the SMC Women's Intersectional...Placed 4th in the Europe Class division of the U.S. Olympic Trials, making the U.S. National Team...Named WOmen's Sailing Team MVP...2002-03: Tunnicliffe had a very successful sophomore campaign winning ODU's first North American Women's Singlehanded Championship in November... Named a finalist for the Quantam Award, given to the nation's top female skipper... Had third place finishes in the District Dinghy and the District Singlehanded Championships... Recorded a first place finish at the BYO Radial regatta in September... Partnered with Fernandez to finish second at the Women's Fall Intersectional, third at the St. Mary's Women's Intersectional, and fifth at the Stu Nelson Trophy regattas...Led her squad to a fourth place finish at the Georgetown Team Race regatta in March... 2001-02: Turned heads with a third place showing at the BYO Radial last fall...Teamed with Liz Biondi to finish second at the Navy Fall Intersectional ... First victory came at the MAISA Freshman regatta at Old Dominion ... Also won the Navy Women's Intersectional ... Part of the B Division squad that helped win the National Championship ... Played a large role in the Monarchs' success this year despite her rookie status...Participated in cross country, track and swimming while at Perrysburg.

Personal: Born October 17, 1982...Daughter of Paul and Joanna Tunnicliffe...Has one brother, David (19) ...Always wears her lucky bathing suit in competition ...Goal in life is to win Olympic Gold in sailing... Majoring in Accounting and Design Sciences...

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