Norfolk, Va. (June 4) - After the MIT coed sailing team won its first National Championship since 1961 and the women's sailing team finished fourth at the 2018 Intercollegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) National Championship, the Engineers were awarded with four All-America selections. The All-Americans were announced by the association at the conclusion of the three National Championship events in Norfolk, Virginia on Saturday evening.
Senior Ty Ingram (White Plains, N.Y.) and junior Sameena Shaffeeullah (Danbury, Conn.) earned their second straight All-America honors from the ICSA as Ingram was named as an All-American Coed Skipper and Shaffeeullah was named as an All-American Coed Crew, while junior Trevor Long (Hockessin, Del.) was named as an Honorable Mention Coed Skipper for the first time in his career. Additionally, at the conclusion of the Women's Championship freshman Emily Haig (Beach Haven, N.J.) earned Honorable Mention All-America Women's Skipper accolades.
With four All-Americans in 2018, the Engineers have tied the program record for most in a single season and now have 29 All-Americans since they earned their first All-America award during the 1968-69 campaign. The last time MIT had four All-Americans was back in 1999-2000. Additionally, Ingram and Shaffeeullah became the fourth and fifth student-athletes in program history to earn two All-America over the course of their respective careers. The last one to accomplish the feat was Jessica Lackey, who was named an All-American in 1999 and 2000.
Ingram, Shaffeeullah and Long guided the Engineers to their first ICSA Coed National Championship title since 1961 after they dominated both A and B Divisions for a team total of 136 points. Ingram and Shaffeeullah teamed up to win the A Division with 73 points, while Long was one of four student-athletes who registered 63 points in the B Division.
In her first National Championship appearance of her collegiate career, Haig guided the women's team to a fourth-place overall finish two weeks ago. Alongside senior Greta Farrell (Huntington, N.Y.), Haig won three rotations (3, 16 & 17) and crossed the line inside the top-8 in 14 of 18 races to finish with 112 points in the B Division. Haig's presence as the skipper led the MIT women's team to their best finish at the National Championship since 2013-14 as the Engineers took fourth place overall.