Cambridge, Mass. (September 14) – Four sailors from the MIT sailing team were honored for their excellence in competition and in the classroom by the Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) when the organization released its 2016-17 All-Academic Team selections. A total of 223 members from 50 institutions were honored this year.
Paige Omura (Honolulu, Hawaii), Jordan Ladd (St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands) and Jorlyn Le Garrec (Pittsburgh, Pa.) all who graduated in 2017 were named to the ICSA All-Academic Team for the second times in their respective careers, while current senior Ty Ingram (White Plains, N.Y.) earned the honor for the first time.
In order to be eligible for the All-Academic Sailing Team, student-athletes must be a junior or senior, have at least a 3.30 (4.0 scale) cumulative GPA 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 selected the nominated sailors for the honor.
The Engineers had a historic year in 2016-17 as MIT won both the Coed Atlantic Coast Championship and the Boston Dinghy Challenge Cup title and then closed the campaign with an eighth place finish at the ICSA Laser Performance Team Race National Championship.
MIT returns to action this weekend as the Engineers' Coed Team hosts the Hatch Brown Trophy and heads to Boston College for the Central Series II, while the Women's Team travels to Connecticut College for the Stu Nelson Trophy.