Tuesday, 03/25/2014 1:00 am
The ICSA All-Academic Sailing Team recognizes those scholar athletes who have distinguished themselves in national and interconference regatta 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. 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.
The deadline for nomination is April 15, 2013 at 5:00 pm EST. The nomination form can be found at the ICSA website or by following this link:
The criteria for the award is as follows:
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 interconference regatta 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 interconference regattas shall be named to a national team.
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. Institutions may nominate all student athletes who meet the nomination criteria. The 2013 All-Academic Sailing Team will be announced as soon as possible following the conclusion of the 2013 spring season.
If you have any questions about the process or award, please feel free to contact me or another member of the selection committee.
Matt Lindblad- Chair, ICSA All Academic Sailing Team Selection Committee