Harvard received three All-EIVA first team selections for the second-straight year (Athletic Communications).
BRONXVILLE, N.Y. – Branden Clemens, DJ White and Caleb Zimmick have been named to the All-EIVA first team, announced by the league office on Monday. Harvard was the only school to land three student-athletes on the first team.
Clemens ended the season second on the team with 3.09 kills per set, ranking seventh in the EIVA, and third in digs per set (1.76) and blocks per set (0.75), which rank 11th and 12th in the EIVA, respectively. The Carmel, Indiana, native was named the Off The Block/Springbak National Player of the Month in February, and was also the MVP of the Hall of Fame Morgan Classic. The outside hitter has moved into ninth-place on Harvard's career digs list (338), and 11th on Harvard's all-time kills list (564). The All-EIVA honor is the first of Clemens' career.
White earned his fourth-consecutive nod to the All-EIVA first team, becoming the first Crimson student-athlete to accomplish that feat. White is also the first Harvard player to eclipse both 1,000 kills and 500 digs, and moved into second in the Harvard record books in both categories (1,038 kills, 550 digs). On the season, the outside hitter posted a team-best 3.22 kills per set, ranking fifth in the EIVA, and 1.97 digs per set, ranking fourth-best in the conference. White has been named both the EIVA Defensive and Offensive Player of the Week this season.
Zimmick was named to the All-EIVA first team for the second-straight year after earning second team honors as a sophomore. One of the top block artists in Harvard's history, Zimmick moved into second place on Harvard's all-time blocks (362) and block assists (312) lists, and fourth place in solo blocks (50). He also ranks ninth in program history with 594 kills. This season, Zimmick led the EIVA with 1.17 blocks per set, ranking 12th in the country, to go with 1.81 kills per set and a .359 hitting percentage. Zimmick was named the EIVA Defensive Player of the Week four times this year.
The trio of student-athletes lead Harvard into the EIVA Championships as the second seed, where the Crimson will take on George Mason on Wednesday, April 29 at 5 p.m. The match can be seen live on GoPSUSports.com.