By Scott Kindberg
Lauren J. Turner (Lakewood/Southwestern) has been named first-team All-American by the Intercollegiate Sailing Association of North America.
Lauren J. Turner of Lakewood skippered the Cornell University to a third-place finish in the Women’s Intercollegiate Sailing National Championships earlier this month in St. Petersburg, Fla. In addition, the 2009 Southwestern Central School graduate was named first-team All-American by the Intercollegiate Sailing Association of North America.
Photo courtesy of Cornell University
A graduate of Cornell University earlier this month, Lauren led the Big Red sailing team to a first-place finish in the Women's Intercollegiate Sailing National Championships semifinals as well as a third-place finish in the finals, which were both held My 22-24 in St. Petersburg, Fla., against the top 26 nationally ranked collegiate teams.
The top nine teams in the semifinals qualified for the finals, along with nine prequalified teams. Sailing in the A Division in the finals, Lauren led her team to a third-place finish and the Anne Campbell Trophy against the top 17 colleges and universities in the nation.
In addition to being named All-American, Lauren was nominated as Cornell sailing's most valuable player for her performance this season, skippering for the coed and women's team.
''This is a special honor and (I) couldn't have done it without my coach, Brian Clancy, who started on the team just three years ago, as well as the hard work of all of my teammates,'' Lauren said. ''There are big things in store for the Cornell sailing team in the coming years.''
A 2009 SWCS graduate, Lauren is the daughter of Richard and Terry Turner and a member of the Chautauqua Lake Yacht Club where she started her sailing career at age 6.