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Sailor Receives National Honor

Hobart College senior Austin Kana is one of 20 student-athletes nationwide who recently was named to the 2008 Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) All-Academic Team.

An environmental studies and public policy double major, Kana earned a place on the ICSA’s All-Academic First Team. The honor acknowledges success at the highest levels, both on the water and in the classroom, during the 2007-08 academic year. To earn a spot on the team, a student-athlete must maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least a 3.5, be a starter or key reserve member of their school’s sailing team, and be at least a junior academically.

Kana has been a standout sailor for Hobart and William Smith from Day 1, helping the team to the 2008 ICSA Nationals and the 2007 America Trophy regatta. He has also led the team to many top-10 finishes, including a first-place finish at the 2007 HWS Intersectional, second-place finishes at the 2007 Jackson Memorial Team Race and the 2006 Fall Dinghy Regatta, and a third-place finish at the 2007 Moody Trophy, to name a few.

This fall, he has already guided HWS to an 8th-place finish in the Nevins Trophy, and a 4th-place finish in the North Fall No. 1, which qualified the team for the War Memorial Regatta at Cornell on Nov. 1-2.