TOP MOMENT #3 – ROHDE NAMED NATIONAL WOMEN’S SAILOR OF THE YEAR; BEARS FINISH 5TH

TOP MOMENT #3 – ROHDE NAMED NATIONAL WOMEN’S SAILOR OF THE YEAR; BEARS FINISH 5TH

During the holiday season, we will take a look back at the Top Ten moments in Coast Guard Academy intercollegiate Athletics during the 2018 year.

We have compiled a list and will unveil one every other day, culminating with the announcement of the top moment on New Year's Eve.

We hope you all enjoy the holiday season

TOP MOMENT #3 – ROHDE NAMED NATIONAL WOMEN'S SAILOR OF THE YEAR; BEARS FINISH 5TH

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.

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.