Cambridge, Mass. (June 19) - After the MIT women's sailing team finished 12th at the 2019 Intercollegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) National Championship, the Engineers were honored with three All-America awards. The All-America teams were announced by the association at the conclusion of the three National Championship events in Newport, Rhode Island earlier this month.
Senior Annie Hughes (Guilford, Conn.) and sophomore Emily Haig (Beach Haven, N.J.) were named as Honorable Mention All-American skippers, while senior Tiffany Xi (Foster City, Calif.) was named as an Honorable Mention All-American crew. For Haig, this honor marks her second All-America accolade of her collegiate career, while Xi and Hughes picked up All-America honors for the first time in their careers. Haig is also now the sixth student-athlete in program history to earn two career All-America awards.
Hughes, Haig and XI guided MIT to its first New England Intercollegiate Sailing Association (NEISA) Championship, to a first place finish at the Emily Wick Trophy and to third place at the Women's Team Race National Invitational this spring leading up to nationals. When the Engineers arrived in Newport, the team claimed fourth place in the semifinals to qualify for the championship regatta where MIT took 12th place overall.