Please select your home edition
Edition
Naiad/Oracle Supplier

ICSA Women's Sailing honors awarded at Final Banquet

by Jennifer Mitchell on 28 May 2011
Glennon Stratton http://ww.GTSphotos.com
The Intercollegiate Sailing Association has announced the Quantum Women’s College Sailor of the Year and their 2011 Women’s All America Team at the final Sperry Top-Sider Women’s National Championship banquet. The prestigious awards are a highlight of the collegiate sailing year. The Women’s College Sailor of the Year and the All-American honors are chosen by a committee of representatives from each of the seven ICSA districts.

The Quantum Women’s College Sailor of the Year award annually honors an individual who has performed at the highest level of competition in district and national championships. The ICSA All-America committee evaluates with great detail all of the finalists’ results and calculates the winner. Quantum believes that women sailors should receive the same recognition that male sailors receive in the sport to acknowledge women’s’ excellence in sailing and continue to foster its growth. Past winners of this award include Olympic Gold Medalist and 2012 Olympic hopeful, Anna Tunnicliffe (Old Dominion University) and Genny Tulloch (Harvard University) a 2012 Olympic hopeful.

The winner this year, of the 2011 Quantum Women’s College Sailor of the year was Annie Haeger, a junior and A-division skipper from Boston College. Haeger is from Lake Forest, Illinois but grew up sailing on Lake Beulah in Wisconsin. In addition to this prestigious award she was also named an ICSA All-American Women’s Skipper, an award she has won twice previously in 2009 and 2010. 'What set Annie apart this year was that she has already placed at a National Championship this year, she won second at the ICSA Women’s Singlehanded Championship in the fall, ' says John Vandemoer, head coach for Stanford University and a member of the All-America selection committee. Haeger has had great success all year placing in the top three in nearly every Women’s event she sailed in as did her fellow finalist Megan Magill, a senior from St. Mary’s College of Maryland.

In Haeger’s acceptance speech she immediately thanked her father for always cheering her on. She went on to be grateful for her teammates who she has worked so hard with. 'I am shocked,' Haeger says blushing, 'there are a lot of amazing sailors.' She goes on to explain that she has a remarkable crew, Emily Massa a junior from Barrington, R.I., without whom she could not have accomplished this. Haeger leads by example when she coaches youth sailors in the summer, 'I try to get girls excited about sailing.' With her success thus far she is certainly giving girls a reason to look up to her. 'Next year I will sail more coed events,' Haeger predicts, she is looking forward to expanding her competition and seeing what else is possible.

The guidelines for All-America selection evaluate a competitor based on their competitive record in District and North American Championships. Beyond that 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 previous years. It is possible to select fifteen winners between the All-Americans and Honorable Mention All-Americans, which was the case this year.

Below is a list of last night’s honorees.

Honorable Mention All-American Women Skippers

Emily Billing ’13 -Yale University
Emily Dellenbaugh ’12 - Brown University
Marlena Fauer ’14 – Yale University
Amy Hawkins ’11 – University of Rhode Island
Emily Lambert ’12 – Harvard University
Emily Maxwell ’11 – Boston College
Caroline Patten ’11 – William Smith
Briana Provancha ’11 – Boston College

All-American Women Skippers

Elizabeth Barry ’11 – Brown University
Sydney Bolger ‘ 12 – Georgetown University
Atlantic Brugman – ’13 Connecticut College
Claire Dennis ‘ 13 – Yale University
Anne Haeger ’12 – Boston College
Megan Magill ’11 – St. Mary’s College of Maryland
Stephanie Roble ’11 – Old Dominion University

Quantum Women’s College Sailor of the Year Finalists



Anne Haeger ’12, Boston College *
Megan Magill ‘11, St. Mary’s College of Maryland

Nationals website
Video coverage of the racing and interviews with sailors are available on Sailgroove.
View more photos of the event at GTS Photos here

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 National Championships are sponsored by Sperry Top-Sider (www.sperrytopsider.com), Annapolis Performance Sailing

Ancasta Ker 33 660x82NaiadZhik Dinghy 660x82

Related Articles

2016 J70 World Championship - Day 3
Two races were held today on Berkeley Circle for the J70 fleet. The first one was in non-planing conditions Two races were held today on Berkeley Circle for the J70 fleet. The first one was in non-planing conditions of eight - twelve knots and the second had winds of fifteen - twenty knots.
Posted today at 4:44 am
2016 Melges 32 World Championship - Newport nor'easter
There are many attractions that Newport offers for sailors around world, iconic sailing venue with rich sailing history There are many attractions that Newport offers for sailors around the world - an iconic sailing venue with a rich sailing history, great entertainment and of course, world renowned clam chowder. One unique Newport characteristic that greeted Melges 32 competitors on the first day of the 2016 Melges 32 World Championship was front edge of a strong nor'easter that brought 20-27 kt winds
Posted today at 4:07 am
Split personality conditions at Day 3 of the 2016 Alcatel J/70 Worlds
Mother Nature had some surprises in store for the 68 boats that assembled on the Berkeley Circle for third day of racing Mother Nature had some surprises in store for the 68 boats that assembled on the Berkeley Circle for the third day of racing at the 2016 Alcatel J/70 Worlds, hosted by St. Francis Yacht Club, namely split personality conditions that tested each boat's light- and heavy-air skills, as well as their patience as conditions played tricks on racers and the Race Committee alike.
Posted today at 3:43 am
Groupama Race – The first Caledonians at Home
A beautiful performance for the kiwis on their Eliott 50. Their complete the Groupama Race in four days 10h and 24 min. A beautiful performance for the kiwis on their Eliott 50. Their complete the Groupama Race in four days 10h and 24 min after nearly 300 NM of 'Match Racing' against local sailors.
Posted on 29 Sep
First all-female Extreme Sailing Series™ team to compete in Lisbon
First all-female GC32 team will make its debut at the penultimate event of the year in Lisbon in just one week’s time. The first all-female GC32 team, Thalassa Magenta Racing in partnership with the Magenta Project, will make its debut at the penultimate event of the year in Lisbon in just one week’s time.
Posted on 29 Sep
J70 World Championship – More action shots from Day 2 by Chris Howell
Photographer Christopher Howell has provided this gallery of images from day two Photographer Christopher Howell has provided this gallery of images from day two
Posted on 29 Sep
J70 World Championship – Day 2 images by Christopher Howell
Photographer Christopher Howell has provided this gallery of images from day two Photographer Christopher Howell has provided this gallery of images from day two
Posted on 29 Sep
J70 World Championship – Day 2
Three races were held on Berkeley Circle for the 68 international teams competing in the races on Wednesday. The conditions were once again, true San Francisco. The fog was lurking if not covering the race course, the wind had bite, and blew 14-18 knots. There was a big left shift in the last race that caught more than one local off guard.
Posted on 29 Sep
Sébastien Josse's lead up to the Vendée Globe
The skipper of the Mono60 Edmond de Rothschild is setting sail on his fifth round the world in 14 years. The skipper of the Mono60 Edmond de Rothschild is setting sail on his fifth round the world in 14 years. As such, the sailor can rely on a vast amount of experience, bolstered by all the expertise of the Gitana Team, the offshore racing stable founded in 2000 by Ariane and Benjamin de Rothschild
Posted on 29 Sep
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Clipper 70 fleet makeover begins
Maintenance Team at Race HQ is now hard at work to refit the Clipper 70s in preparation for the 2017-18 race. After clocking up an average of 41,000 miles each during their tenth edition race circumnavigation, the Maintenance Team at Race HQ is now hard at work to refit the Clipper 70s in preparation for the 2017-18 race.
Posted on 29 Sep