Bradt Earns ICSA All-America Honors
Bradt becomes the 91st All-American in Harvard sailing history.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Rising junior Jacob Bradt of the Harvard coed sailing team was recently named to the Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) Crew All-America team.
Bradt capped off his season as crew for Harvard's A division boat at the ICSA Gill Dinghy Fleet Race National Championship, helping the Crimson reach the finals and place 18th overall. He also served as crew in the A division boat at the 69th Coast Guard Alumni Bowl, NEISA Dingy Championship where Harvard took ninth to qualify for the national semifinals. In April, Bradt was named All-NEISA second team crew.
A native of Bethesda, Md., Bradt becomes the 60th member of Harvard's coed sailing team to earn ICSA All-America honors and the first since Brendan Kopp '12 was selected as a coed skipper in 2012. In total, the Harvard sailing program has celebrated 91 All-American's on both the coed and women's side, including 57 under head coach Michael O'Connor.
A committee of representatives from the seven conferences in the ICSA selects the ICSA All-American Team. To select an All-American skipper, the committee evaluates a competitor based on their competitive record in inter-conference competition as well as conference and national championships. The committee analyzes how this record compares to fellow competitors, the quality of the competition the record was achieved in, the span of the record over the fall and spring seasons, results achieved with different crews, and how the record compares to previous All-American winners in past years.
For All-American crew selections, the committee uses criteria similar to skipper selection, but also considers: demonstrated leadership (may consider seniority), outstanding body mechanics and boat handling skills as well as proven ability to improve the results of the skipper(s) with whom he or she sails.