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COLLEGE SAILING ANNOUNCES 2014 ALL-AMERICAN TEAM IN AWARDS SHOW

Wednesday, 06/11/2014 7:49 pm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 11, 2014
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COLLEGE SAILING ANNOUNCES 2014 ALL-AMERICAN TEAM IN AWARDS SHOW

Austin, Texas (June 11, 2014) – In an online awards show this evening, produced by Chris Love Productions, the Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) announced the 2014 All-American Team for the first time in this format. Fifty-two sailors were awarded this great honor. The names of the winners will be added to the ICSA Hall of Fame display located in the Robert Crown Center at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.

A committee of representatives from the seven conferences in the ICSA selects the ICSA All-American Team. To select an All-American skipper, the committee evaluates a competitor based on their competitive record in inter-conference competition as well as conference and national championships. The committee analyzes how this record compares to fellow competitors, the quality of the competition the record was achieved in, the span of the record over the fall and spring seasons, results achieved with different crews, and how the record compares to previous All-American winners in past years.

For All-American crew selections, the committee uses criteria similar to skipper selection, but also considers: demonstrated leadership (may consider seniority), outstanding body mechanics and boat handling skills as well as proven ability to improve the results of the skipper(s) with whom he or she sails.

Here are the names of the members of the 2014 All-American Team.

ICSA Honorable Mention Coed All-Americans
Ryan Davidson (Newport Beach, Calif.), College of Charleston ‘16
Esteban Forrer (Tucson, Ariz.), Old Dominion University ‘16
Joshua Greenslade (Smiths, Bermuda), St. Mary’s College of Maryland ‘14
Michael Grove (Lafayette, Calif.), U.S. Naval Academy ‘14
Mary Hall (Seminole, Fla.), U.S. Naval Academy ‘15
Kevin Laube (San Diego, Calif.), Stanford University ‘14
William Tyler MacDonald (Newport Beach, Calif.), Roger Williams University ‘15
Alex Post (Chicago, Ill.), Georgetown University ‘15

ICSA Coed All-Americans
Ian Barrows (St. Thomas, USVI), Yale University ‘17
Kieran Chung (Newport Beach, Calif.), Stanford University ‘15
William Haeger (Lake Forest, Ill.), Tufts University ‘14
Graham Landy (Norfolk, Va.), Yale University ’15 (College Sailor of the Year)
Raul Rios (Guaynabo, Puerto Rico), Boston College ‘16
Jake Reynolds (San Diego, Calif.), College of Charleston ‘16
Christopher Segerblom (Costa Mesa, Calif.), Yale University ‘14
Fletcher Sims (Annapolis, Md.), St. Mary’s College of Maryland ‘14
Nevin Snow (San Diego, Calif.), Georgetown University ’16 (Finalist for College Sailor of the Year)
Matthew Wefer (Glen Head, N.Y.), Dartmouth College ‘14

ICSA Crew All-Americans
Alexandra Asuncion (Knoxville, Md.), U.S. Naval Academy ‘15
Charlotte Belling (Newport Beach, Calif.), Yale University ‘16
Alicia Blumenthal (Bellport, N.Y.), College of Charleston ‘15
Jacob Bradt (Bethesda, Md.), Harvard University ‘16
Louisa Chaffee (Warwick, R.I.), Brown University ‘14
Chloe Constants (Annapolis, Md.), Old Dominion University ‘14
Eugenia Custo-Greig (Miami, Fla.), Yale University ‘14
Katia DaSilva (East Greenwich, R.I.), Georgetown University ‘15
Katherine Gaumond (Mill Valley, Calif.), Yale University ’15
Paula Grasberger (Salem, Mass.), Tufts University ‘14
Shelby Hamilton (San Diego, Calif.), Boston College ‘14
Kelly Merryman (Severna Park, Md.), St. Mary’s College of Maryland ‘14
Elizabeth Morrison (Signal Mountain, Tenn.), U.S. Naval Academy ‘14
Justine Morrison (Merrimac, Mass.), U.S. Coast Guard Academy ‘14
Yuri Namikawa (Palo Verdes, Calif.), Stanford University ‘14
Carolyn Ortel (Annapolis, Md.), Stanford University ‘14
Avery Plough (Portola Valle, Calif.), Dartmouth College ‘14
Amanda Salvesen (Annapolis, Md.), Yale University ‘14
Lisa Sukharev-Chuyan (Temple, N.H.), Massachusetts Institute of Technology ‘16
Julia Wiesner (Rochester, N.Y.), Old Dominion University ‘14

ICSA Honorable Mention Women’s All-Americans
Nikole Barnes (St. Thomas, VI), U.S. Coast Guard Academy ‘17
Rachel Bryery (Jamestown, R.I.), University of Rhode Island ‘17
Clerc Cooper (New Orleans, La.), College of Charleston ‘15
Megan Grapengeter-Rudnick (Darien, Conn.), Brown University ‘17
Marissa Lihan (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.), U.S. Naval Academy ‘14
Grace Lucas (Little Silver, N.J.), College of Charleston ‘14
Sarah Mace (Newport Beach, Calif.), Stanford University ‘14
Molly McKinney (Sarasota, Fla.), Stanford University ‘14
Hanna Vincent (Santa Barbara, Calif.), Massachusetts Institute of Technology ‘14
Kelsey Wheeler (Osterville, Mass.), Dartmouth College ‘14

ICSA Women’s All-Americans
Marlena Fauer (New York, N.Y.), Yale University ’14
Mary Hall (Seminole, Fla.), U.S. Naval Academy ’15
Morgan Kiss (Holland, Mich.), Yale University ’15 (Finalist for Women’s Sailor of the Year)
Deirdre Lambert (Portland, Maine), Dartmouth College ’15 (Women’s Sailor of the Year)
Erika Reineke (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.), Boston College ’16 (Finalist for Women’s Sailor of the Year)

The Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) is the governing authority for sailing competition at colleges and universities throughout the United States and in some parts of Canada. Visit www.collegesailing.org to learn more.

The ICSA sponsors and partners are: LaserPerformance, title sponsor of LaserPerformance Men’s and Women’s Singlehanded National Championships and Official Boat Supplier of the ICSA Spring National Championships. Sperry Top-Sider, title sponsor of the Sperry Top-Sider / ICSA Women’s National Championship; Gill North America, title sponsor of the Gill / ICSA National Championship; Quantum Sail Design Group, official sponsor of the “Quantum Women’s College Sailor of the Year”; Annapolis Performance Sailing, title Sponsor of the APS / ICSA Team Race National Championship; Marlow Ropes, presenting sponsor of the “Marlow Ropes College Sailor of the Year Award” and Official Rope of College Sailing; US Sailing, supporting sponsor of the ICSA National Championships.