The ICSA All-Academic Sailing Team recognizes those scholar athletes who have distinguished themselves in national and intersectional competition, while achieving the highest levels of academic excellence. The ICSA All-Academic Sailing Team (AAST) was inaugurated in 2006, and joins the ICSA All-American Sailing Team, which recognizes outstanding competitive performance only.

Selection of the ICSA All-Academic Sailing Team is made by a seven person committee with representatives from each of the seven conferences that comprise the InterCollegiate Sailing Association. In selecting the All Academic Sailing Team, the AAST Selection Committee identifies those sailors with the strongest academic records who have also distinguished themselves as competitors in either national or intersectional competition. The Selection Committee uses the same competitive data used for the ICSA All American Committee. In determining whether an individual should be named to a national versus a conference team, the individual with the stronger competitive record at a national championship or at numerous intersectional events shall be named to a national team.

Each year, up to 10 scholar athletes are selected for the National First Team, with up to another 10 selected for the National Second Team. In addition, the All Academic Sailing Team (AAST) Selection Committee may select up to 35 scholar athletes for All Conference recognition.

In order to be eligible for consideration, a scholar athlete must have a junior or senior academic standing, and have completed one full academic year at the member institution prior to the year for which the award is being received. The nominee must have achieved a minimum cumulative overall grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.00 scale. Each nomination must be endorsed by a college official (sports information director, club sports official, team advisor, or coach).

As a competitor, the nominee must be a key starter or reserve member of their institution’s sailing team; no distinction is made between sailors who compete for teams that are considered varsity sports or club sports by their respective institution. The nominee must have sailed in any of the six ICSA national championship disciplines (coed doublehanded, women’s doublehanded, men’s singlehanded, women’s singlehanded, coed team racing, or match racing), in any capacity (skipper or crew), though the nominee is not required to have competed in a national championship event.

Responsibility for submitting a nomination rests solely with the nominee and the nominee’s institution. In addition, each institution is limited to a maximum of three nominations. The 2011 All-Academic Sailing Team will be announced September of 2011.

Questions can be directed to:

Matt Lindblad
mitsail // at // mit // dot // edu

The Deadline for nominations is September 9, 2011 at 5pm.


Step 1: Fill out the form below and click Submit

Step 2: Have your institution’s endorser fill out, sign, and return the Endorsement Signature Form.

Step 3: Submit unofficial transcript.

The AAST Committee Chair must receive this completed nomination form, along with all required attachments, by 5 p.m. EDT by Friday, September 9, 2011. Endorsement Signature Forms and Transcripts may be scanned and emailed to, mailed to Matt Lindblad, Sailing Pavilion, 3 Ames St, Cambridge, MA 02139. You may also fax to (843) 408-4615.

GENERAL CRITERIA. The nominee must be a key starter or reserve with legitimate athletic credentials and at least a 3.50 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale). Nominee must have a junior or senior academic standing, and must have completed one full academic year at the member institution prior to the year for which the award is being received. Nominee may have competed in any discipline (singlehanded, doublehanded, sloops, coed, men’s, women’s) in any capacity (skipper, crew). There may be a maximum of three (3) nominations from any single institution.

Download Endorsement Signature Form