PRINCETON, N.J. - The Ivy League has announced the names of 80 student-athletes – including 10 from Harvard – who have been named to the winter 2014-15 Academic All-Ivy League team.
The honorees are starters or key reserves on officially recognized varsity teams who have cumulative grade-point averages of at least 3.0. Each of the eight Ivy League schools nominates five men and five women from its eligible student-athletes.
Below are the student-athletes representing Harvard.
Danielle Barbian – Women’s Track and Field
Senior – Psychology
The Sussex, Wisconsin, native was named the Outstanding Track Performer of the Meet after winning the 60 and 200 meter dashes at the 2015 Indoor Ivy League Heptagonal Championships. Her 60 meter time of 7.40 seconds set a new Ivy League record, while her 24.03 time in the 200 meter dash was good for a new school record. She is the first Harvard student-athlete to win both of those events in the same year since 2001. Barbian was named first team All-Ivy League in both of those events.
Miye D’Oench, Women’s Ice Hockey
Junior – Social Studies
Harvard’s leading scorer with 19 goals, D’Oench also added 14 assists to give her the second-highest point total on the team. A Mandi Schwartz Student-Athlete of the Year nominee in the ECAC, D’Oench had four game-winning tallies and five goals on the power play. A crucial special teams player all season, she finished the season with 10 multi-point games, while leading Harvard to the national championship game.
Aliya Itzkowitz, Women's Fencing
Junior - South Asian Studies
Itzkowitz received her third straight All-America selection this winter, earning honorable mention accolades with an 11th-place showing at the NCAA Championships. The All-Ivy League first team selection began the season with 18 consecutive wins and ended the year with a 76-26 mark. At the Northeast Regional, she won bronze with an 18-5 record.
Adrienne Jarocki, Women's Fencing
Sophomore, 3.668- Human Evolutionary Biology
Jarocki, a Middle Village, New York, native earned first team All-America honors for the second straight year, claiming third place at the NCAA Championships. The Ivy League sabre champion and first team all-conference selection won gold at the Northeast Regional with a 20-3 record. She posted a team- best 95-12 overall record this season.
Nikki Okwelogu – Women’s Track and Field
Sophomore – Human Evolutionary Biology
Okwelogu made a habit this winter out of breaking her own conference record in the shot put. Her outstanding efforts culminated with first team All-America honors and a new Ivy League record of 56-6 (17.22 meters) at the NCAA Championships. She is just the second women’s thrower in Harvard history to earn All-America recognition. She won the event at the 2015 Indoor Heptagonal Championships and was named the Field Performer of the Meet. Okwelogu went on to earn recognition from the USTFCCCA as the Northeast Region’s Field Performer of the Year.
Kyle Criscuolo, Men’s Hockey
Junior – Psychology
Criscuolo was named the ECAC Hockey Student-Athlete of the Year, recognizing the skater in the conference that best exemplifies outstanding athletic play, academic prowess and community service efforts. An Ivy League and ECAC Hockey all-conference second team selection, Criscuolo led the team with 31 assists and a +25 rating, while finishing second on the team with 48 points. The first junior captain at Harvard since 1945-46, Criscuolo finished in the top-five in ECAC games in scoring with 26 points (third), goals with 10 (T5th) and assists with 16 (T1st).
James Fox, Wrestling
Senior - Psychology
Fox, a native of Plainfield, New Jersey, served as the wrestling team captain and earned All-Ivy League third team accolades. He boasted a 14-4 overall record and a 5-2 mark in dual meets.
Brian Kaneshige, Men's Fencing
Senior - East Asian Studies
Kaneshige capped his illustrious career with his fourth straight All-America honor after he finished 10th at the NCAA Championships. He helped Harvard win a share of its third consecutive Ivy League title with eight wins at the Round Robin tournament. Kaneshige finished the season with an overall record of 44-29.
Mike Mosca, Men’s Swimming and Diving
Senior – History and Science
Mosca became just the third diver in Ivy League history to win both the 1-meter and 3-meter events at three straight Ivy League Championships. In winning the 1-meter diver this season, he became the first student-athlete to win that event four straight times. The Karl B. Michael High Point Diver of the Meet at the Ivy League Championships went on to win the 1-meter event at the NCAA Zone A Qualifiers to earn a spot at the 2015 NCAA Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships. He finishes his career as the conference record holder at both the 1- and 3-meter heights.
Jimmy Vesey – Men’s Hockey
Junior – Government
The nation’s leading goal scorer with 32, Vesey was named the Ivy League and ECAC Hockey Player. The Walter Brown Award recipient as the best American-born player in New England college hockey, Vesey finished the year with 58 points, becoming the first Harvard player to break 50 points in a season since Dominic Moore ’03 in 2002-03. A Hobey Baker Hat Trick finalist, he had six game-winning goals, tied for sixth-best in the nation. An ECAC Hockey All-Academic Team choice, Vesey set a new ECAC playoffs record with nine goals to earn Most Outstanding Player recognition.