Marcus Abate
Marcus Abate
Height: 5-10
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Kemah, Texas
High School: Clear Falls
Major: Aerospace and Astronautical engineering

2018-19: Competed in five regattas as a junior ... placed fourth in the B Division at the Coed Showcase, fifth in the A Division at the Hoyt Trophy, sixth in the B Division at the Harry Anderson Trophy and eighth in the A Division at the Schell Trophy.

NEISA Coed Sailor of the Week (10/4) ... Competed in 15 regattas as a sophomore including the ICSA Gill Coed National Championship where the Engineers won the team title for the first time since 1961 … served as the crew in every regatta he competed in … in the fall, guided the B Division boat to first place twice including once in the Schell Trophy and once at the Danmark Trophy … also took second twice in the B Division at the Captain Hurst Bowl and the Hatch Brown Trophy … in the spring, led MIT to first place at the Sharpe Team Race Trophy, the 82nd annual Boston Dinghy Club Challenge Cup in the A Division … as well as to first place in the B Division at the Thompson Trophy and the Gill Coed National Championship.

Competed in six regattas as a freshman … two as the skipper and three as the crew … additionally sailed in the Crews Regatta on November 6 … in the fall, aided the B Division vessel to fifth place as the crew at the Nickerson Trophy as well as the A Division boat to sixth at the Hoyt Trophy, eighth at the Moody Trophy and ninth at the Smith Trophy … in the spring was the skipper for the Engineers at the Geiger Team Race where MIT placed seventh out of ten teams ... [SEASON RESULTS]

On Dry Land at MIT: Majoring in aerospace and astronautical engineering with a minor in computer science … worked on photonics in Professor Gang Chen’s Nanoengineering lab … and did research with Prof. Luca Carlone on drone trajectory optimization ... member of the MIT Motorsports Team and competed in the annual FSAE competition ... his brother Alex also competes for the MIT sailing team.

High School: A 2016 graduate of Clear Falls High School ... President and Captain of the Clear Falls Sailing team from 2014-16 ... also sailed for the Gulf Coast Youth Sailing Association ... 2016 North American Champion ... Qualified for and competed in the 420 Class World Championships in 2015 (Japan) and 2016 (Italy) ... Qualified for and competed in the 420 Class Junior European Championships in 2015 (Bulgaria) ... finished first at the North American Championships in 2016, third at the Gulf Coast Championships in 2015 and seventh at the Youth Championships in 2015 ... National Honor Society ... Mu Alpha Theta ... Secretaty of the Clear Falls Debate Team in 2013-14 ... GT Buddies Instructor ... First Violinist in the Clear Falls Varsity Chamber and Full Orchestra ... also played piano ... PSAT National Merit Commended.