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Kopp '12, Jumper '12 Selected to 2012 ICSA All-Academic First Team

Kopp's standout senior season now includes ICSA All-Academic honors, the ICSA announced today (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Brendan Kopp ’12 and Alexandra Jumper ’12, two Harvard sailing alumni, have been named to the 2012 Intercollegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) All-Academic Sailing First Team for their achievements during 2011-12 academic year.

To qualify for this honor, student-athletes must be a junior or senior with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and a key starter or reserve on an institution’s sailing team.

Kopp, a government concentrator, was a team co-captain and All-American skipper in 2012. The Fairfield, Conn., native notched a first-place finish in the A division as Harvard won its first New England Championship in 11 years. In the final regatta of his collegiate career, he skippered the Crimson to a second-place finish in the A division at the 2012 ICSA/Gill Dinghy Coed National Championship to help Harvard finish fifth overall. He also garnered Academic All-Ivy recognition.

Like Kopp, Jumper was named Academic All-Ivy. The history concentrator notched 15 single-digit finishes in 17 races in the B division at the ICSA New England Women’s Championship, where Harvard placed seventh overall. She also contributed to the crew of the B division and an eighth-place overall finish at the ISCA Women's National Championship.