PRINCETON, N.J. - The Ivy League has announced the names of 80 student-athletes – including 10 from Harvard – who have been named to the fall 2015 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.
Asa S. Bushnell Cup winner as Ivy League Offensive Player of the Year ... All-Ivy League first team … Ranks eighth in school history with 4,255 passing yards ... Tied for sixth in program history with 30 TD passes ... His 2,827 passing yards ranked most for a season in school history and his 22 passing TDs was second most for a single year in program history ... His 3,033 total yards rank second most in school history for a single-season ... Finished fourth in Harvard history in completion percentage (.619) and ninth in career total offense (4,567 yards) ... His 198 completions was second-most and his 320 attempts was the third-most for a season in program history ... Led the Ivy League in total offense (303.3 yards per game) and passing yards (282.7 per game) ... Ranked sixth in the nation in passing yards per game, seventh in total offense, ninth in yards per pass attempt (8.86) and ninth in passing yards per completion (14.32).
All-Ivy League second team … Paced the conference in minutes played and saves … Tallied five shutouts … Named the Ivy League Player of the Week Sept. 21 … Posted a 1.10 goals-against average on the season.
Men’s Cross Country
Team captain … Individual champion at Harvard-Princeton-Yale meet … Top Harvard finisher at the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships and Wisconsin Adidas Invite.
AP All-America first team ... Unanimous selection to All-Ivy League first team on the offensive line … Honored as semifinalist for William V. Campbell Trophy ... Selected to CoSIDA Academic All-District first team … Accepted invitation to Reese's Senior Bowl ... Started nine games.
Men’s Water Polo
Senior co-captain finished 2015 season with 60 goals, 13 assists and 22 steals … CWPA Northern Division first team, first player in Harvard history to earn first team honors all four years … CWPA All-Tournament first team … Oct. 22 CWPA Northern Player of the Week … Scored in all but eight games this season and was second on the team in goals … Helped Harvard to a 21-10 record and a third-place finish at the CWPA Championship.
Unanimous first team All-Ivy League selection, third-straight year she has been a unanimous choice … 2014 AVCA All-East Region honorable mention and Academic All-Ivy League selection … Ranks second in the NCAA with eight triple-doubles, finished either one kill or one dig shy of a triple-double on eight occasions … Turned in 19 double-doubles in 25 matches played … Named Ivy League Player of the Week four times and to the Honor Roll six times during the 10-week regular season … Ranks among the Ivy League leaders in nearly all statistical categories; kills per set (13th, 2.40), assists per set (9th, 5.64), digs per set (8th, 3.42), blocks per set (14th, 0.78), aces per set (T-6th, 0.25), points per set (13th, 3.1) … Set career-highs in digs per set (3.42) and blocks per set (0.78).
Longstreth/NFHCA Division I All-Northeast Region second team selection ... All-Ivy League second team selection … Started all 17 games this season … She led a Harvard back line that held opponents to 110 shots on goal, 31 less than the Crimson had this season, and just 34 goals against, a 2.0 goals per game average.
All-Ivy League first team defender … Tallied one goal and four assists … Anchored a defense that tallied seven shutouts … Ranked third on the squad with six points, posted a team-best four assists … Scored first-career goal against Yale Oct. 3.
Women’s Cross Country
First team All-Ivy League … NCAA Championships qualifier … USTFCCCA All-Northeast Region … Top Harvard finisher in every race … Took third overall at the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships … Placed fifth at the Coast to Coast Battle of Beantown … Second-place finisher at Harvard-Princeton-Yale meet to help Harvard win title ... Fifth runner across the line at the NCAA Northeast Regional championships.
Senior, Human Developmental and Regenerative Biology
Unanimous first team All-Ivy League selection, second time she has been named first team All-Ivy … 2013 Academic All-Ivy League selection … Named Ivy League Player of the Week once and to the Honor Roll four times during the 10-week regular season … Turned in seven double-doubles, with six coming in Ivy League play … Ranked among the Ivy League leaders in kills per set (5th, 3.26), hitting percentage (20th, .219), digs per set (18th, 2.48) and points per set (3.7) … Contributed double-digit kills in 13 of 20 matches played … Set career-highs in kills per set (3.26), digs per set (2.48) and blocks per set (0.65).