NORFOLK, Va. – After a successful 2017-18 season marked by 10 top-five placements this spring, rising senior Christine Gosioco and graduated senior Nick Sertl of the Harvard sailing team were named to the ICSA All-American Honorable Mention list. Gosioco earned Honorable Mention All-American Crew honors, while Sertl was tabbed with an Honorable Mention Coed All-American Skipper nod.
The duo sailed together in the A-Division for the Crimson, racing its way to three first-place finishes this season. Gosioco and Sertl were previously named to the All-NEISA first team at the conclusion of the season as the pair led Harvard to 28 top-five finishes, including seven first-place marks.
To be selected as an All-American skipper, a student-athlete is evaluated based on their competitive record in interconference 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 and results achieved competing with different crews, the span of the record over the fall and spring seasons 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, 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.