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Sarah Pierson, Sailing

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--Sarah Pierson of the Harvard sailing team has been named the Harvard COOP Athlete of the Week for April 16. Pierson helped lead the Crimson to its first New England Championship since 2001 over the weekend. Sailing in the crew position alongside skipper and previous Athlete of the Week Brendan Kopp, she helped Harvard win the A division at the New England Dinghy Championship. Kopp and Pierson totaled just 110 points in 18 weekend races and were at their best down the stretch with two wins and a runner-up finish in the final five rounds of competition. They finished seventh or better in 11 of the 18 races, including seven top-three finishes.

For the complete list of Harvard COOP Athletes of the Week click here.