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Pair of Navy Sailors Earn All-Academic Honors

Navy sailing
Aug. 6, 2014

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Navy sailors Emma Ferris and Alexa Ciarolla have received academic awards from the Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association (ICSA).

Ferris, a rising senior on the Navy intercollegiate sailing team, has been named to the 2014 ICSA All-Academic First Team. Ferris carries a cumulative GPA of 3.83 as a naval architecture major. She has been named to the Superintendent's List five times and the Commandant's List five times.

"Emma distinguished herself by maintaining a 3.8 cumulative GPA in the challenging Naval Architecture department," said head coach Ian Burman. "She was able to do this while traveling extensively and being an important part of our team, competing in all three spring National Championships. Emma's commitment to excellence in everything she does should serve as a great example to us all."

The 10-person first team is comprised of collegiate sailors who have achieved excellence in national and inter-conference competition as well as excelling at the highest academic level for the 2013 - 2014 academic year. A nominated sailor must have a minimum of a 3.5 cumulative GPA, be a junior or senior academic standing and must be a key starter or reserve on a school's sailing team.

Ciarolla, a former member of the Navy offshore sailing team and 2014 graduate of the Academy, has been named to the 2014 ICSA All-Conference All-Academic Team.

The all-conference team consists of exemplary sailors who were great academic representatives, but were not named to the first or second team.

Ciarolla is one of 34 sailors to be named to the all-conference all-academic team. She graduated with a cumulative GPA of 3.57 as a history major.



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