2021 inductees to College Hall of Fame

Published on June 28th, 2021

The Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) Hall of Fame Committee honored five individuals for their contributions to the sport of college sailing by inducting them into the ICSA Hall of Fame.

Preston Anderson (Highland Park, IL) was recognized with the James Rousmaniere Award for student leadership; Ernest “Ernie” Estes (Friendswood, TX) was honored with the Campbell Family Award for Lifetime Service; Greg Wilkinson (Rockport, MA) and Christopher Herbster (Ormond Beach, FL) were awarded the Graham Hall Award for outstanding service by a college sailing professional; and Retired Lt. Col. John G. Terino USAF (Fairfax, VA) was honored with the Outstanding Service by a Volunteer award.

To read the full report and letters of nomination for the 2021 inductees, click here.

Award Highlights:
• The James Rousmaniere Award for Student Leadership recognizes an undergraduate for extraordinary achievement in leadership whose efforts have made a significant contribution to the development, progress and success of his or her club or team, conference or the ICSA.

Attending Bowdoin College, Preston ’22 has been a part of a transformation group of undergraduate leaders that have been pushing college sailing to become more diverse and have taken on an important role of helping to educate both the sailors and coaches about important topics related to diversity and inclusion.

• The Campbell Family Award for Lifetime Service recognizes a career of extraordinary service to college sailing, whether as volunteer or professional; nominees must have passed their 60th birthday.

Estes commitment to college sailing spans over four decades with the Texas A&M University at Galveston (TAMUG) Sailing Team, TAMUG Sailing Club, and the SEISA Conference at large, with his service encompassing a broad range of coaching, logistical, maintenance, academic, and administrative responsibilities at the University.

• The Graham Hall Award for outstanding service by a college sailing professional recognizes organizers, administrators, advisors, or coaches who have served the best interest of College Sailing at the club/team, conference or national level.

Wilkinson, as Coach of Boston College and ICSA Board Member, was integral in helping college sailing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Herbster, as club advisor for the Embry-Riddle Sailing Club and Team, elevated the dormant organization to now thriving levels.

• The Outstanding Service by a volunteer award honors an individual who has volunteered their time, talent and resources to advance the interests of college sailing at the club, team, conference or national level.

As an alum of Fordham University, Terino not only generously supported the team financially, but for 20 years, committed his time and energy as Secretary of the Board of Governors of The Fordham University Sailing Association. Through his efforts, the program has solidified its foundation and future.

The Hall of Fame was established in 1969 to honor individuals for either undergraduate competitive achievement in sailing or outstanding leadership and service to the establishment, development and growth of the sport. The names of the inductees will be added to the ICSA College Sailing Hall of Fame, which is on permanent display in the Robert Crown Center at the U.S. Naval Academy (Annapolis, MD).

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