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Sailing World Ranks Monarchs in Nation's Top Ten

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
         
Release: June 20, 2000
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NORFOLK, VA. (June 20, 2000) -- Old Dominion University's sailing squads were ranked in the nation's top ten in the final SAILING WORLD Collegiate rankings. The Monarchs co-ed squad finished fifth and the women's sailing squad ranks seventh.

Old Dominion qualified for three of the six ICYRA Sailing National Championships. In the fall, Brad Funk placed fourth at the ICYRA Singlehanded National Championships. In the spring, the Lady Monarchs finished seventh and the co-ed dinghy squad finished fifth in their respective ICYRA National Championships.

Three Monarchs earned All-American honors. Senior Heather Pescatello (Westerly, R.I.) earned first team honors for the third time, while junior Adam Burns (Youngstown, NY.) became a two-time All-American. Sophomore Sally Barkow (Nashtoa, WI.) was named honorable mention All-American.

Sailing World College Rankings as of June 8, 2000
Determined by Sailing World's coaches' panel:
Mitch Brindley, Old Dominion; Ken Legler, Tufts; and Mike Segerblom, USC


COED:                   (prev rank)
 1. St. Mary's         (2)
 2. Hobart/WmSmith     (4)
 3. USC                (1)
 4. Harvard            (3)
 5. Old Dominion       (7)
 6. Charleston         (10)
 7. Georgetown         (9)
 8. Tufts              (11)
 9. Dartmouth          (6)
10. Navy               (5)
11. Stanford           (12)
12. MIT                (8)
13. U/Texas            (20)
14. Boston Univ        (18)
15. Kings Point        (13)
16. U/Washington        ----
17. UC/Santa Barbara   (17)
18. Boston Coll        (19)
19. Rhode Island        ----
20. Hawaii             (16)

Also receiving votes:
Connecticut Coll
Eckerd
U/Michigan
WOMEN (prev rank) 1. Dartmouth (2) 2. Tufts (4) 3. Boston Univ (6) 4. Harvard (5) 5. USC (1) 6. St. Mary's (3) 7. Old Dominion (7) 8. Brown (9) 9. Georgetown (8) 10. Boston Coll ---- 11. Hawaii (13) 12. UC/Santa Barbara (11) 13. Hobart/WmSmith (10) 14. Eckerd (14) 15. Stanford (12)

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