Five St. Mary's College of Maryland women sailed on the featured team last spring: Adrienne Patterson ('08, Newport Beach, Calif.), Melissa Pumphrey ('07, Annapolis, Md.), Jennifer Chamberlain ('09, Alexandria, Va.), Sarah Morgan Watters ('10, Oxford, Md.) and Mattie Farrar ('08, Blaine, Wash.). Patterson was selected Female College Sailor of the Year. Pumphrey was not only named All American Crew, but was the College's 2007 valedictorian. Morgan was selected as a Women's All American.
"I liked the idea of putting that extra little edge on the players that the TV camera and microphones provided" --Coach Werblow"As a coach, I liked the idea of putting that extra little edge on the players that the TV camera and microphones provided. I think it helped us deal with the intensity of national championship competition," said College Sailing Coach Adam Werblow.
The women's victory occurred after the spring semester ended and was celebrated at the College in early October 2007. In January, the victorious St. Mary's College sailors were recognized at the State House in Annapolis with "House Resolution" certificates presented by Maryland Speaker of the House Mike Busch and Delegate John Bohanan. Coaches Werblow and Bill Ward and College President Jane Margaret O'Brien were also there as the College's sailors were cited for "exemplary performance" in their championship victory at the 2007 ICSA National. The Outdoors Maryland segment on the women's team promises to bring the thrill of their performance to life for viewers across the state.