MIT sailing receives trio of ICSA All-Academic Team honors
From left: Eamon Glackin, Steph Tong and Andrew Sommer
Senior skipper Andrew Sommer along with former teammates Eamon Glackin ’12 and Steph Tong ’12 were named to the Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) All-Academic Team. Sommer and Tong earned spots on the first team while Glackin received his second straight second-team nod, increasing MIT’s total to 13 accolades in the five-year history of the award.
The Engineers’ three selections led the way as 19 sailors were voted to the All-Academic Team while 16 more landed on the All-Conference Team. In addition, only five student-athletes came from the Division III ranks.
Sommer, a mechanical engineering major, competed in 16 regattas last season as a skipper and was named to the All-NEISA Coed Skipper second team. He was the runner-up in the B Division of the Hatch Brown Trophy and the A Division of the New England Dinghy Championship, finished tied for second in the A Division of the Eckerd Intersectional, and captured third place in the B Division of the Danmark Trophy and the A Division of the Thompson Trophy.
Tong competed in 16 regattas as the crew last year and was voted to the ICSA Crew All-America Team and the All-NEISA Coed Crew first team while majoring in brain and cognitive sciences with a minor in management and a concentration in neuroscience. She was the runner-up in the B Division of the Hatch Brown Trophy and the A Division of the New England Dinghy Championship, finished tied for second in the A Division of the Eckerd Intersectional, was third in the B Division of the Danmark Trophy, ranked fourth in the B Division of the Moody Trophy, and claimed fifth place in the A Division of the Hood Trophy and the B Division of the Navy Fall Intersectional.
In his final season with the team, Glackin competed in 16 regattas as a skipper and majored in mathematics and management science with a concentration in Spanish. He claimed third place in the B Division of the Thompson Trophy, secured fourth place in the B Division of the Atlantic Coast Championship and the Eckerd Intersectional, finished sixth in the A Division of the Harry Anderson Trophy and the Hatch Brown Trophy, and captured sixth place in the B Division of the Erwin Schell Trophy.
The 2012 ICSA 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 2011-12 academic year. 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. Each school is allowed three nominations.