2003-04 Season Highlights

Oct. 14, 2004

  • Sparked by a balanced attack, the Engineers' co-ed sailing unit outlasted 20 other schools en route to a first-place finish at the Hatch Brown Tropy hosted by Boston University. Junior JM Modisette and freshman Jiji Gu paved the way to second place in A-division, while senior Dan Bercovici and sophomore Emma Bassein anchored Tech's B-division. MIT easily outpaced secondplace Boston College, as well as regional foes Harvard, Brown and Dartmouth.
  • Co-ed sailing qualified for the 2003 Atlantic Coast Championships after securing fourth place at the Schell Trophy regatta hosted by MIT with eighteen schools competing. Junior JM Modisette and freshman Jiji Gu sailed to an eighth-place finish in A-division, while senior Dan Bercovici and sophomore Emma Bassein carried the team with a third-place finish in B division.
  • The women's sailing team enjoyed a breakthrough result at the Victorian Coffee Urn Trophy regatta hosted by Harvard. With an eighth-place finish, the women qualified for the Women's Atlantic Coast Championship at Old Dominion. This is the first time the women have qualified for the fall championship since 1998.
  • In co-ed sailing, juniors JM Modisette and Brett Boshco secured fourth place in A-division at the 2003 Atlantic Coast Dinghy Championships, leading to a fourth-place position in the overall team standings. The finish at this year's championship, which featured unusually tough weather conditions, is a tremendous improvement over last season's 13-place finish. The successful ending has lifted MIT to its highest national ranking in four years as the Engineers are ranked 10th overall in the Intercollegiate Sailing Association National Rankings.
  • In women's sailing, seniors Libby Wayman and Adriana Rodriguez authored a masterful performance at the President's Trophy hosted by Boston University. Although MIT finished fifth overall out of 15 competing schools, Wayman and Rodriguez dominated the regatta with an impressive first-place finish in A-division. Winning six of the 14 heats, and closing no worse than fifth, Wayman and Rodriguez totaled 63 points to easily outpace the second-place duo from Dartmouth.