‘Cac Olympic Update: Clark and Stone
The next time someone asks what you can do with a studio art degree, point to ‘Cac graduate Amanda Clark.
This week, Clark, Connecticut College ’05, qualified for a medal race in the women’s 470 class competition in sailing at the Olympics. After sailing internationally and becoming a member of the US team at age 15, Clark brought her nautical talents to Connecticut College where she was a two-time All-American. In the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games she finished in 12th place, but hopes to improve to 5th place this year 2012. Clark and partner Sarah Lihan will compete on Friday.
Earlier this week, Gevvie Stone, a medical student at Tufts University, took first place in the “B” final of the women’s single sculls in Winsor, England. Though Stone finished nine seconds faster than the ultimate gold medal winner, she was not eligible to medal because she was in the “B” heat. About her accomplishment, Stone said, “I’m getting exhausted thinking about it again.” This fall, stone will return to Tufts to complete her third-year residency after a two-year hiatus.
Welcome back to the ‘Cac!