USFSP Alumna to Compete in Rio Summer Olympics

A photo of USFSP alumna Paige Railey

USFSP alumna Page Railey

USF St. Petersburg alumna Page Railey will compete in the Laser Radial sailing competition in the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Brazil starting Monday, Aug. 8.

Railey, 29, is a St. Petersburg native who grew up in Clearwater and has been sailing since age 8. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Management from USFSP. During her freshman year, she was a member of the USF Sailing Team and won second place in the Single-Handed Championship in Hawaii that year.

As a member of the U.S. Sailing Team since 2005, Railey was part of Team USA in the 2012 London Olympic Games. Among her many accolades, she was named the U.S. Sailing’s Olympic Athlete of the Year in 2011-12, U.S. Sailing’s SportsWoman of the Year in 2010, and the ISAF World Sailor of the Year in 2006.

Read more about Railey in this article by the Tampa Bay Times.