Today marks the start of College Nationals in St. Petersburg, Fl with Women's semifinals. Already, the ICSA All-America Selection Committee has begun the careful process of reviewing the results from the 2013-2014 ICSA calendar to determine the top women sailors in the nation including the coveted Quantum Women's Sailor of the Year.
The committee, made up of one representative from each of the seven national conferences, considers the competitive records of each candidate in both regional and national regattas including the 13 women's only inter-conference events held throughout the year. These results combined with the conference and national championships are the guide for the selection committee to confer All-America honors on up to ten women, one of whom will be named Quantum Women's Sailor of the Year.
Specifically, the committee reviews: how the record compares to those of fellow competitors, the quality and quantity of the competition in which the record was achieved, and finally, how the record compares to those of All Americans selected in previous years.
Stay tuned for the announcement at the end of this week and good luck to all the women sailors!
The 2013 ICSA/Sperry Women’s Nationals is a four-day event hosted by the University of South Florida, Eckerd College and St. Petersburg Yacht Club. May 21-22 is the Women’s National Semifinal Championship in which 18 schools compete to see which nine will go on to the finals. May 23-24 is the Championship, in which the nine from Semifinals will join the nine schools that already qualified by placing at the top of their district championship. ICSA Photo