Marcus Abate
Marcus Abate
Height: 5-11
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Kemah, Texas
High School: Clear Falls
Major: Aerospace and Astronautical engineering

- Competed in seven regattas as a senior
- Fall: First in B Division at Coed Showcase Round 1, third in B Division at Coed Showcase Finals, fourth in A Division at Harry Anderson Trophy
- Spring: Seventh in both A and B Divisions at Schell Trophy

- Competed in five regattas as a junior
- Placed fourth in the B Division at the Coed Showcase, fifth in the A Division at the Hoyt Trophy, sixth in the B Division at the Harry Anderson Trophy and eighth in the A Division at the Schell Trophy

- NEISA Coed Sailor of the Week (10/4)
- Competed in 15 regattas as a sophomore including the ICSA Gill Coed National Championship where the Engineers won the team title for the first time since 1961
- Fall: Guided the B Division boat to first place twice including once in the Schell Trophy and once at the Danmark Trophy
- Also took second twice in the B Division at the Captain Hurst Bowl and the Hatch Brown Trophy
- Spring: First at Sharpe Team Race Trophy, the 82nd annual Boston Dinghy Club Challenge Cup as well as in the B Division at the Thompson Trophy and the Gill Coed National Championship

- Competed in six regattas as a freshman
- Fall: Fifth place at Nickerson Trophy and sixth at Hoyt Trophy
- Spring: Seventh at Geiger Team Race

On Dry Land at MIT:
- Majoring in aerospace and astronautical engineering
- Minoring in computer science
- Worked on photonics in Professor Gang Chen’s Nanoengineering lab
- Did research with Prof. Luca Carlone on drone trajectory optimization in Spark Lab
- Member of the MIT Motorsports Team and competed in the annual FSAE competition
- His brother Alex also competes for the MIT sailing team

High School:
- A 2016 graduate of Clear Falls High School 
- President and Captain of the Clear Falls Sailing team from 2014-16
- Also sailed for the Gulf Coast Youth Sailing Association
- 2016 North American Champion
- Qualified for and competed in the 420 Class World Championships in 2015 (Japan) and 2016 (Italy) 
- Qualified for and competed in the 420 Class Junior European Championships in 2015 (Bulgaria)
- Finished first at the North American Championships in 2016, third at the Gulf Coast Championships in 2015 and seventh at the Youth Championships in 2015
- National Honor Society
- Mu Alpha Theta
- Secretaty of the Clear Falls Debate Team in 2013-14
- GT Buddies Instructor 
- First Violinist in the Clear Falls Varsity Chamber and Full Orchestra
- Also played piano
- PSAT National Merit Commended