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Eckerd Trio Recognized to ICSA All-Conference All-Academic Sailing Team

posted on 07/15/2013

The Intercollegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) has elected three members of the Eckerd College coed and women's programs as part of the 2013 All-Conference All-Academic Sailing Team.

EC Sailors Wes Byrne, Emily Mitchell and Solvig Sayre
Pictured: Wes Byrne '13 and Emily Mitchell  '13 (photo not available for Solvig Sayre '14); all three were selected to the 2013 All-Conference All-Academic Team as announced by the ICSA

Accomplished graduates Wes Byrne '13 and Emily Mitchell '13 along with rising senior skipper Solvig Sayre '14 were all chosen through a seven-person committee featuring representatives from each conference.

The 2013 All-Academic Sailing Team recognizes collegiate sailors who have achieved excellence in national and interconference competition as well as excelling at the highest level for the 2012-13 academic year.

"It takes a lot of dedication to concentrate on sailing while also taking care of academics," said EC Head Coach Kevin Reali. "To be recognized for a combination of those two is very good. We're very proud of our student-athletes for their work in the classroom."

A nominated sailor must have a minimum of a 3.5 cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale), junior or senior academic standing and they must be a key starter reserve on a school's sailing team.

This year's All-Academic Team is comprised of nine First Team members, 10 Second Team members and 32 All-Conference members.

Byrne graduated with his degree in Psychology, Mitchell majored in Environmental Studies during her career and Sayre is completing her education in the field of International Relations.

Originally posted by Ben Schlesselmann on the EC Tritons website

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