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Huebner Named NEISA Sportswoman of the Year

Huebner accepting her award. Photo courtesy of Ken Legler.
Huebner accepting her award. Photo courtesy of Ken Legler.

NEW HAVEN, CONN. – This weekend, senior crew Claire Huebner was named NEISA Sportswoman of the year. She received this honor from a vote across the seventeen schools that attended the event, a tremendous honor.

Serving as a heavy-air crew and the Women's Team Captain over the course of the 2017 season, Huebner has been an exemplary member of the Yale Sailing team who is not only recognized by her peers at Yale, but across the sailing world. Although sometimes Huebner does not see action when there is light wind at regattas, her presence is understated but impact is large. As a first-year, she clinched 1st place in A division and helped the Bulldogs win the Sperry Topsider Women's National Championship for the first time in several years. Last year, Claire led the Bulldogs to another national title at the College of Charleston sailing with skipper Louisa Nordstrom who was a first-year at the time.

Besides her impressive record, Huebner is best known for her positive and resilient attitude that gets the team through all days good and bad, sun and snow. It is easy to say that she will be greatly missed when she graduates in a few weeks.

Report filed by KB Knapp '18, Yale Sports Publicity