2009-11-12 / News

Islander named to college sailing All-Academic team

David Marshall of Jamestown has been named to the 2009 Intercollegiate Sailing Association’s 2009 All Academic Sailing Team. Marshall has been honored as a first team selection for the Connecticut College sailing program.

Student-athletes must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.5, be a key starter or reserve member of their school’s sailing team, and have reached junior standing at their institution of learning in order to be considered eligible for this distinction.

Marshall earned high marks for his academic and athletic excellence at Connecticut College. This past year, Marshall was named a Winthrop Scholar, the College’s highest academic honor awarded to members of the senior class who demonstrate exceptional scholarship, personal fitness and promise.

During commencement weekend, Marshall was recognized by the athletic department as the corecipient of the prestigious Brown/ Brooks award. Established by the class of 1984, the award is given to the outstanding male and female student-athletes who best represent the graduating class in scholarship, leadership and sportsmanship.

On the water, Marshall helped lead the Camels to a pair of New England Sloop Championships. Marshall contributed to the Camels’ fifth place finish in the 2007 Sloop National Championship. In the spring of 2008, Marshall returned to Rhode Island to play an integral role in the Camels’ fifth place showing at the ICSA National Dinghy Championship in Newport.

He received his degree in biology and anthropology this past May.

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