November 20, 2013

Stewart and Xu Earn NEISA Weekly Honors

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Following an outstanding performance at the Atlantic Coast Championship this past weekend, MIT freshman Alec Stewart (Duxbury, Mass.) and senior Iris Xu (Madison, Wis.) were selected as the New England Intercollegiate Sailing Association (NEISA) Coed Sailors of the Week. The duo was the highest ranked Division III boat and NEISA squad in the B Division as they finished third out of 18 teams in the competition.

Stewart and Xu recorded 10 top-10 performances through 14 rounds, helping the No. 16 coed finish 11th in the overall standings. The pair won the sixth and seventh rotations, captured second in the fifth race, and came in fourth on four occasions.