Usually the only Georgetown athletes fortunate (or unfortunate, if you believe in the cover jinx) enough to see their name in Sports Illustrated are the University’s basketball stars. But this week SI’s editors showed that Hoya sports extend outside of the Verizon Center, featuring sailor Charlie Buckingham in the current issue’s Faces in the Crowd section.
Buckingham, who was featured in the Voice‘s cover story on the sailing team earlier this year, earned his place in the magazine by winning the Everett B. Morris Trophy as the nation’s top collegiate sailor. Only the second sophomore ever to win the award, Buckingham joins Andrew Campbell and Chris Behm as the third Hoya to take home the Morris Trophy in the past four years.
The rising junior skipper helped lead the Hoyas to a third-place finish at this year’s sailing national championships. With the collegiate sailing season concluded, Buckingham now hopes to bring home hardware for a new team: the USA. He will spend his summer with the US Sailing Team, travelling the world to compete in regattas.