July 14, 2013

Three Bulldogs Named to All-Academic Sailing Team

Recognizes Performance On and Off the Water

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — In a strong showing, three members of the Yale coed sailing team were named to the Inter-collegiate Sailing Association's 2013 All-Academic Sailing Team in Minneapolis, Minn., on July 12. 

Rising senior Eugenia Custo Greig was named to the ICSA First All-Academic Sailing Team, while fellow seniors Amanda Salvesen and Will Feldman made the ICSA Second All-Academic Sailing Team and ICSA All-Conference All-Academic Sailing Team, respectively.

"It was a challenging task for the committee to select these teams as there
are so many qualified student athletes," said Matt Lindblad, chariman of the ICSA All-Academic Sailing Team Selection Committee. 

The 2013
 All-Academic Sailing Team recognizes collegiate sailors who have performed exceptionally in national and inter-conference competition, as well as in the classroom. Nominated sailors must have a minimum 3.5 GPA, be a junior or senior and a key starter or reserve on their school's sailing team.

Across the country, the All-Academic team was comprised of just 51 collegiate sailors: nine in the First Team, ten in the Second Team and 32 All-Conference members.

Custo Greig hails from Key Biscayne, Fla., and majors in literature. Salvesen is a global affairs major from Edgewater, Conn. Feldman majors in economics and comes from Hingham, Mass.

Report filed by James Lu '14, Yale Sports Publicity.