Cambridge, MA (September 13, 2018) – The Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) has named its 2017-18 All-Academic Sailing Team. The All-Academic Sailing Team recognizes collegiate sailors who have achieved excellence in national and inter-conference competition as well as excelling at the highest academic level for the 2017-18 academic year.
Four members of the Coast Guard Academy Sailing Teams were honored with the award. From the Offshore Sailing Team, James Gigantelli (Omaha, N.E.), Senior, Mechanical Engineering, Andrew Goetz (Irwin, Penn.), Senior, Mechanical Engineering and Zachary Groce (Charlotte, N.C.), Junior, Mechanical Engineering received All-Academic honors. Dana Rohde (Richmond Hill, G.A.), Senior, Operations Research and Computer Analysis, who was a two year captain for the Dinghy Sailing Team, was also named to the All-Academic team.
The criteria for the honorees are that he or she must be a Junior or Senior, have at least a 3.3 cumulative GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale, and be a starter or key reserve in at least seven university sponsored regattas.
A seven-person committee comprised of representatives from conferences in the ICSA evaluates the nominated sailors. Matt Lindblad, co-head coach of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is the committee chair. This year's All-Academic Team is comprised of 238 members.