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Three Harvard Sailors Named to ICSA All-Academic Teams

Yan (pictured) was named to the All-Academic second team for 2009-10 (photo courtesy Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Intercollegiate Sailing Association has announced its 2009-10 All-Academic teams, and three Harvard sailors have been selected. Alan Palmer was selected to the first team, while Michelle Konstadt and Winston Yan were second-team selections.

The All-Academic distinction, which recognizes the most qualified sailors from the 2009-10 academic year, requires that a student-athlete must be a junior or senior with at least a 3.5 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale and be starter or key reserve. This year's group includes nine first team members and 10 second team members.

"Selection to the first team acknowledges an emphasis on academic achievement," said ICSA president Mitch Brindley in the official ICSA release. "These individuals have met a certain balance between sailing on a competitive team and academic excellence."

Palmer, a native of Yarmouth, Maine, is currently a senior concentrating in applied mathematics. Konstadt, an Armonk, N.Y. native who concentrated in applied mathematics, and Yan, a native of Alexandria, Va., who concentrated in physics, are both 2010 graduates of Harvard.