ANNAPOLIS, M.D. (June 12, 2020) – This evening in a Facebook live broadcast on the Intercollegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) page a virtual awards ceremony took place announcing the ICSA 2019-20 All America Team. The names of the winners will be added to the ICSA Hall of Fame displayed at the Robert Crown Center at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.
A committee of representatives from the various conferences in the ICSA selects the ICSA All America Team. This year’s committee is: MAISA: Ian Burman (chair), Brian Clancy, MCSA: Geoff Pedrick, NEISA: David Thompson, Bill Healy, PCCSC: Brian Swingly, SAISA: Ward Cromwell, SEISA: Charles Higgins.
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.
Evaluating using these criterion presented a little challenge this year for the committee due to the spring sailing season cut short by COVID-19.