CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Two members of the Dartmouth sailing team have been named to the Inter-collegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) 2014 All-Academic Team, as announced by the organization on Tuesday afternoon.
Representing the Big Green on the ICSA Second-Team was senior Sarah Peck, a Romance Languages major with a 3.88 grade-point average. Co-ed team senior Chris Price (Chemistry) was tabbed to the all-conference team.
This year’s All-Academic Team is comprised of 10 First Team members, 10 Second Team members and 34 All-Conference members. The All-Academic Sailing Team recognizes collegiate sailors who have achieved excellence in national and inter-conference competition as well as excelling at the highest academic level for the 2013 – 2014 academic year.
A seven-person committee comprised of representatives from conferences in the ICSA evaluates the nominated sailors. The committee uses the same competition data that is used to determine the ICSA All-American Team, which honors sailors for their exceptional competitive performance.
The committee can select up to ten scholar athletes for both the First and Second All-Academic Teams who have proven to be highly competitive both academically and in competition. This year, for the third time, the committee has also named an All-Conference Team. This team recognizes exemplary sailors who are also great representatives, but were not able to be included on the First or Second Teams.
The All-Academic Sailing Team was inaugurated in 2006. A nominated sailor must have a minimum of a 3.5 cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale), junior or senior academic standing and they must be a key starter or reserve on a school’s sailing team.