Baskind Honored on ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Team

Junior Melanie Baskind garnered ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America second team honors (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Junior midfielder Melanie Baskind of the Harvard women's soccer team has earned ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America honors, it was announced Friday. Baskind, a native of Framingham, Mass., was tabbed to the Academic All-America second team.

Baskind, a two-time ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District honoree, was recently named to the All-Ivy League first team after ranking second on Harvard and in the Ivy League with nine goals. She also stood second on the Crimson with 22 points and is a three-time All-Ivy selection, as well as the conference's rookie of the year in 2008.  Baskind was twice honored as the Ancient Eight Player of the Week this season and is tied for ninth in school history with 55 points and 10th with 19 goals.

A neurobiology concentrator, Baskind, who is also an All-Ivy League lacrosse player, established a career-high with six points (two goals, two assists) in Harvard's 4-0 win at Princeton Oct. 23, and helped the Crimson women's soccer team post a 4-3 mark in Ivy League play, as well as a 9-7-1 overall record.