ACADEMIC INTEGRATION COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

 
Katie Sylvan
Katie Sylvan
Year: Freshman
Hometown: San Diego, Calif.
High School: Francis Parker

2009-10 (Freshman):
Unanimous choice 2010 Ivy League Rookie of the Year in a vote of the conference head coaches ... Also named first team all-league after recording a fourth place individual finish at the Ivy League Championship with a three-round total of 72-82-77-231 for the weekend ... Helped Harvard to a seventh place finish at the Golfweek Challenge in Primm, Nev. with a 28th place individual finish ... Helped Harvard to a win at the Yale Fall Intercollegiate with a sixth place individual finish ... Individual medalist in a dual meet win over Central Florida, winning by three shots with a 73 as Harvard won by 11 strokes ... Placed seventh at the Dartmouth Spring Invitational (83-70-153), recording the lowest second round as Harvard won the tournament by 38 shots.

Background
Daughter of Ellen Heyneman and Paul Sylvan ... Four-year letterwinner and three-time captain of girl's golf at the Francis Parker School ... Recently selected to play for the 2009 Cannon Cup West team in Flagstaff, Ariz., an all-star competition involving the top 10 girls players from the West competing against the 10 from the East ... HP Scholastic Junior All-American ... Four-time Coastal League Player of the Year ... Four-time Breitbard All-CIF First Team ... Four-time San Diego Hall of Champions All-Section First Team selection ... Breitbard/San Diego Hall of Champions Athletic Award ... Four-time team MVP ... Recipient of David Glassey Athletic Achievement Award ... Named captain of the 2008 San Diego Union-Tribune Golf All-Academic Team ... Winner of three AJGA titles (2006 AJGA Buick Junior Open, 2007 AJGA Dalhousie Junior Championship, 2008 AJGA Lockton-Capitol Federal Kansas City Junior Championship) ... Qualified for four U.S. Girls' Junior Championships (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008), finishing as a medalist in the last two ... Qualified for 2007 US Women's Amateur ... 15 Top-10 finishes in AJGA Tournaments ... Ranked #11 in Nation for Class of 2009 by Golfweek/Titleist ... Ranked #20 in Nation by Junior Golf Scoreboard in 2009 ... National Merit Commended Student ... Top Student in Rhetoric, Spanish II Honors, Spanish III Honors, Algebra II ... Rady Children's Hospital Autism Intervention Center Volunteer ... San Diego Zoo Corps Volunteer ... Performed an internship at the San Diego Superior Court ... Model United Nations ... Spanish Honors Society ... Speaks four languages (English, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, Italian) ... Enjoys traveling, cooking, art and playing squash.