ACADEMIC INTEGRATION COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

 
Alan Palmer
Alan Palmer
Year: Senior
Hometown: Yarmouth, Maine
High School: Yarmouth
Major: Applied Mathematics
House Affiliation: Kirkland

2010-11
Helped the Crimson place third at the St. Mary's Team Race ... Was a skipper in Harvard's victory at the Sharpe Trophy Team Race ... Recognized by as Sailor of the Week by US Sailing Oct. 7-13 … COOP Athlete of the Week Oct. 18, 2010 … Sailed in the A division of Harvard’s sixth-place finish at the Atlantic Coast Dingy Championships … Helped Harvard finish fourth at the Hap Moore Trophy … Finished third in the A division at the Schell Trophy, leading Harvard to a third-place overall finish … Finished third in the A division and helped Harvard secure third place overall at the Sherman Hoyt Trophy … Captured first in the A division at the Captain Hurst Bowl, leading the Crimson to third overall … Finished second in the A division, helping Harvard win the Hood Trophy … Sailed in the A division of Harvard’s Nevins Trophy victory.

2009-10
Skippered the A division at the Dinghy National Championship finishing third as the Crimson finished second overall … Sailed to a fourth-place finish in the A division at the ICSA Western Semifinals … Came in fifth in the A division at the 2010 New England Championship … Sailed to a second-place finish at the 70th Owen, Mosbacher and Knapp Trophies in the A division … Skippered during Harvard’s win at the John Jackson Memorial … Notched a fifth-place finish at the Atlantic Coast Championships in the A division … Finished fifth in the A division at the Sherman Hoyt Trophy … Came in fourth in the A division at the Moody Trophy.

2007-08
Competed at the ICSA/APS Team Race National Championship, where the Crimson placed fifth ... Finished seventh in the B division, aiding Harvard in a 10th place finish at the ICSA/Gill Coed Dinghy National Championship ... Opened career at Harvard with a first place finish in the A division and aided a first place finish overall at the MIT Invite ... Finished seventh in the B division and helped the Crimson to seventh overall at the Hatch Brown Trophy ... At the Smith Trophy, placed seventh in the B division and helped team to a seventh-place finish ... Aided Harvard to a second-place team finish at the Lane Trophy team race ... Also assisted in a fourth-place finish at the Hap Moore team race ... Helped in third place overall finish by placing fifth in B division at the Thompson Trophy ... Helped the Crimson to a seventh-place finish overall at the ICSA National Semifinal by finishing ninth in the B division.

Before Harvard:
Member of the varsity tennis and independent high school sailing team ... National junior doublehanded sailing champion in 2006 ... Class valedictorian and National Merit Scholarship winner.

Personal:
Other interests include tennis and ping-pong.