During the summer months, we want to take a look back at some of the outstanding accomplishments and special moments from the 2017-18 athletic seasons and revisit those events that each of our 25 teams celebrated this year.
We hope you enjoy looking back at the great accomplishments by our cadet-athletes and teams. We will go in alphabetical order today we highlight sailing. Next up on Friday, will be men's soccer.
ROHDE NAMED WOMEN'S SAILOR OF THE YEAR
Senior Dana Rohde was named the Quantum Women's Sailor of the Year. The Quantum Women's Sailor of the Year is awarded annually to 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. Rohde had an incredible year of competition, winning eight women's events and placing second in A-division in the 2018 Sperry College Sailing Women's National Championship. She was also named a Women's All-American and honorable mention every year of her college sailing career.
ANOTHER SPECTACULAR YEAR FOR THE WOMEN'S PROGRAM AS THEY FINISH 5TH
The Coast Guard women's sailing program which won the national championship in 2016 and placed third in 2017 placed fifth at the Sperry Women's National Championship Finals.
Coast Guard started the final day in seventh overall but within striking distance of a podium position. The Bears charged early, never finishing outside of the top-10 in the first eight races of the day. Their competition was also sailing well, however, making it difficult to gain points on the teams they were looking to pass. Dana Rohde and Anna Morin were second in A-Division with 104 points. They won three of the eighteen races sailed and only finished outside of the top-10 twice. Madelynn Widmeier and Christina Nothacker finished ninth in B-Division with 174 points.
CO-ED TEAM COMPLETES GREAT SEASON WITH 12TH PLACE FINISH
The coed sailing team finished their regatta and season on a strong note to climb back to twelfth place overall at the Gill Coed National Championship Finals. The Coed Finals were the culminating event of the eleven day spring national championships hosted by Old Dominion University.
Dana Rohde, Anna Morin, Shane Riera, and Christina Nothacker finished fourteenth in A-Division with 159 points. In B-Division, Mack Fox and Brian Nelson finished tenth with 134 points.
L+R Photo Credit: Rob Migliaccio