ICSA names 2017-18 All-Academic Sailing Team

Several collegiate sailors from Southern California make the list for excellence in academia and competitive sailing.

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts — Nearly two-dozen college sailors from Southern California were named to the 2017-18 All-Academic Sailing Team, a national list compiled by the Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association, or ICSA. The honorary team awards college sailors for academic and competitive excellence during the 2017-18 school year. Honorees, who were vetted by a seven-member committee, must have at a 3.3 cumulative grade point average (4.0 scale) and competed as a junior or senior during the last academic year.

There were 238 members on this year’s All-Academic Sailing Team, with 22 of them hailing from the Los Angeles, Orange County or San Diego regions.

  • Julia Kim, Los Angeles, Senior, Computer Science, Classics (Brown University)
  • Alyson Crowley, Dana Point, Junior, Biological Sciences (California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo)
  • Helen Payne, Dana Point, Junior, Biological Sciences (California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo)
  • Katherine Matheson, San Diego, Senior, Marketing (College of Charleston)
  • Matt Cappetta, San Diego, Junior, Philosophy & American Studies, French (Fordham University)
  • Roberto Stevens, Los Angeles, Junior, Finance, Alternative Investments & FinTech (Fordham University)
  • Cutter O’Connell, San Diego, Senior, Mechanical Engineering, Finance (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
  • Janel DeCurtis, Redondo Beach, Senior, Forensic Science, Biology/Pre-Law (Roger Williams University)
  • Gigi Dean, Huntington Beach, Junior, Anthropology, Chemistry (San Diego State University)
  • Cassie Obel, Marina Del Rey, Junior, Psychology (Stanford University)
  • Benjamin Hynes, Pasadena, Senior, Aerospace Engineering (U.S. Naval Academy)
  • Jimmy Madigan, Newport Beach, Senior, Aerospace Engineering (U.S. Naval Academy)
  • Arjun Boddu, San Clemente, Senior, Electrical Engineering (UCLA)
  • Zoe Hessler, Mission Viejo, Senior, Cognitive Science, Digital Humanities (UCLA)
  • Laura Roudebush, Newport Beach, Senior, Human Biology and Society (UCLA)
  • Robert Johnson, Solana Beach, Junior, Economics and Accounting, Statistics (University of California Santa Barbara)
  • Christopher Weis, El Segundo, Senior, Mechanical Engineering (University of California Santa Barbara)
  • Sterling Henken, Coronado, Senior, Physical Geography (University of California Santa Barbara)
  • Annika Garrett, Culver City, Junior, Psychology & Human Development & Family Studies (University of Hawai’i)
  • August Sturm, San Diego, Junior, Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (University of Michigan)
  • Melissa Schem, Pacific Palisades, Senior, Real Estate Development, Business Law (University of Southern California)

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