Reynolds Headlines Five Sailors On ICSA All-America Team
SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Five College of Charleston sailors were honored on the 2015-16 Intercollegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) All-America Team.
Three Cougars earned All-American honors, while two were honorable mention. Graduating seniors Dodge Rees (Pensacola, Fla.) and Jake Reynolds (San Diego, Calif.) garnered ICSA Coed All-American skipper honors, while graduating senior Emily Stuart (Newport, R.I.) was named an ICSA All-American crew.
It marked the third All-American honor for Reynolds, who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in communication in May. He is one of only four Cougar sailors in program history to earn All-American honors three-or-more times during their careers next to CofC Athletics Hall of Famers Christopher Larson, John Lovell and Tyler W. Moore.
Rees earned his first All-American honor after being tabbed honorable mention in 2015, while Stuart her first All-American crew distinction. Rees graduated with a degree in biology and Stuart in marketing.
Junior Chloe Dapp (Newport Beach, Calif.) and sophomore Grace McCarthy (San Diego, Calif.) were ICSA Honorable Mention All-American crews.
Additionally, graduating senior Beka Schiff (Tampa, Fla.) became the second sailor (male or female) in school history to be named the College Sportsman of the Year and recipient of the Robert Hobbs Trophy.
The names of all 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.
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, and results achieved competing with different crews, the span of the record over the fall and spring seasons, 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.
The committee selects up to 18 coed All-American skippers and additional honorable mentions, together totaling no more than 25, up to 10 women All-American skippers and additional honorable mentions, together totaling no more than 15 and up to 20 All-American crews, and this year, the committee also passed to honor additional honorable mentions together totaling not more than 30 honorees. The committee is not obligated to select the maximum number of honorees.