Ruane earned her first NEISA accolades of her career (photo courtesy Robert Migliaccio).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Following a ninth-place performance at the New England Dinghy Championships, three members of the No. 13 Harvard coed sailing team picked up All-New England honors the NEISA awards committee announced Sunday afternoon. Brian Drumm was named second team skipper while Jacob Bradt and Isabel Ruane received second team crew nods.
The trio helped the Crimson qualify for the ICSA National Semifinals to be held June 3-6 at St. Mary's. Drumm and Bradt manned the A division boat while Ruane sailed in the B division.
After opening the championship with a victory, Harvard's boat sailed to seventh in the group with 109 points. The threesome turned in two third place showings in race two and eight, respectively, and took second in the ninth race.
The three honors, which are the first of each of the Crimson's careers, mark the most for Harvard since receiving five NEISA accolades in 2007.
Drumm, a Marblehead, Mass., local, has skippered 14 regattas for the Crimson this year as a junior. Bradt, a sophomore from Bethesda, Md., has competed alongside Drumm in every race this season as crew. The pair has helped Harvard finish in the top-five in eight races including a tie for first at the Hap Moore Trophy with an 11-3 record. Drumm and Bradt led Harvard to second at the 64th Nevins Trophy, 31st Hood Trophy and the Moody Trophy. He led his division boat to five top-three finishes at the 84th Boston Dinghy Cup Challenge including a victory in the fifth heat to help the Crimson take fifth.
In her final campaign in Cambridge, Ruane compete in 14 regattas as crew. Similar to Drumm and Bradt, the senior who calls Wilton, Conn., home aided Harvard to a tying win at the Hap Moore Trophy. Ruane split time as crew in the B group that won two races to take first at the 39th Harry Anderson Trophy, where the Crimson finished second, and turned in four consecutive fourth-place finishes at the Moody Trophy to help Harvard to a runner-up showing.
The threesome will take the water with the Crimson at the ICSA National Semifinals June 3-6 at St. Mary's.