Ivy League Announces 2018 Spring Academic All-Ivy Team

Ivy League Announces 2018 Spring Academic All-Ivy Team

The Ivy League announced 10 Spring Academic All-Ivy selections from Harvard.

 The Ivy League has announced the names of 80 student-athletes – including 10 from Harvard – who have been selected to the 2018 Spring Academic All-Ivy League team.

The goal of Academic All-Ivy is to properly honor top student-athletes in the three sports seasons (fall, winter and spring). For each sports season, each Ivy institution nominates 10 student-athletes – five men and five women – with grade point averages of 3.00 or higher. These student-athletes must be a starter or key reserve on an officially sponsored varsity sport.

Below are the student-athletes representing Harvard.

Kevin Coakley
Senior, Economics, Duxbury, Mass.
Inducted into the ICSA Hall of Fame ... Received the James Rousmaniere Award for Student Leadership … Received the NEISA Student Leadership Award ... Finished in the top five in 11 of 13 races this season, including two first-place finishes … President of the New England Intercollegiate Sailing Association. 

Katie Duncan
Junior, Psychology, Allendale, N.J.
CoSIDA Academic All-District … NFCA All-Region third team … Ivy League Pitcher of the Year … Unanimous All-Ivy first team selection … Three-time Ivy League Pitcher of the Week … Posted a 15-10 mark, included a 9-3 record against Ivy opponents … Registered a career single-season best 3.17 ERA and 82 strikeouts … Retired a career single-game high twice, fanning seven opposing batters against non-conference Southern Utah (March 11) and Ivy foe Dartmouth (April 21) … Led the Ivy League in wins (15) and second in strikeouts (82).

Julia Glynn
Women's Lacrosse
Senior, Psychology, Manhasset, N.Y.
Team captain...Radcliffe Prize winner…NCAA Woman of the Year nominee…Inside Lacrosse All-America Honorable Mention…Tewaaraton Award Watch List selection…Ivy League Attacker of the Year…First Team All-Ivy…IWLCA All-Northeast Region First Team…Finished the year with 95 points (69 goals, 26 assists), the third most in a single season in program history. Her 69 goals are second-most in Harvard history as well…Became just the fifth Harvard student-athlete to reach 200 points for her career, finishing her four years with 136 goals and 66 assists.

Lars Lorch
Men's Heavyweight Crew
Junior, Applied Mathematics, Nuertingen, Germany
All-Ivy selection…Sat in five seat for fourth place finish at IRAs… Was five seat in fourth varsity eight victory over Cornell ... Sat seven seat in third varsity eight win over Brown ... Five seat in first varsity eight in victory versus Princeton ... Was the five seat during first varsity eight win over Navy and Penn ... Five seat in first varsity eight to victory over Northeastern.

Rhianna Rich
Junior, Neurobiology, El Segundo, Calif.
CoSIDA Academic All-District … NFCA All-Region first team … Unanimous All-Ivy first team selection … Three-time Ivy League Player of the Week … Finished amongst Division I's top-10 leaders in batting average, triples, triples per game, and runs scored … Ranked 26th in the nation as the toughest to strikeout … Second in the Ivy League in batting average … Ended the regular season with an 11-game hitting streak … Lead the Ivy League in runs scored, hits, and triples.

Robert Shaw
Men's Lacrosse
Senior, Computer Science, Canton, Mass.
Scholar All-American … CoSIDA Academic All-District at large … Academic All-Ivy in 2017 … All-New England first team … All-Ivy League second team in 2017 and 2018 … Recorded double-digit saves in 12 of 13 games this season, and ranked fourth nationally with 12.85 saves per game … Climbed to sixth all-time at Harvard with 504 career saves…Became sixth player in program history to get to 500 saves … Recorded 167 saves this season, while also collecting 24 ground balls.

Kenny Tao
Men's Tennis
Senior, Applied Mathematics, San Jose, Calif.
Named ITA Northeast Senior Player of the Year … First team All-Ivy selection in both singles and doubles ... Clinched the match over No. 17 Oklahoma State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament with a 5-7, 6-0, 6-3 win in the No. 1 singles spot over OSU's 94th-ranked Artur Dubinski ... Clinched four matches for the Crimson over the course of the season in the No. 1 singles and doubles spots … Ranked as high as No. 40 in the ITA Doubles Rankings with Logan Weber … Finished the season with a 17-4 overall singles record and 18-13 mark in doubles.

Gabby Thomas
Women's Outdoor Track and Field
Junior, Neurobiology, Florence, Mass.
USTFCCCA First Team All-American (200m)…USTFCCCA Second Team All-American (100m)…Placed 2nd in 200m at NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships…Finished 14th in 100m at NCAA Outdoor Meet…Ran wind-legal, school record times of 11.19 and 22.32 this spring, along with wind-aided times of 10.99 and 22.13…At Ivy League Outdoor Heps, Gabby won the 100m, 200m, long jump, and ran on winning 4x100m and 4x400m relay teams…Named Ivy League Most Outstanding Tack Performer of the Meet and Co-Most Outstanding Field Performer of the Meet…Selected to The Bowerman Post-Conference Championships Watch List.

Michelle Xie
Women's Golf
Junior, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Palo Alto, Calif.
Xie capped off her junior year winning the individual championship at the Ivy League Tournament and helped Harvard to a second place overall finish at the event...finished in the top-10 in four of seven tournaments this season...First Team All-Ivy selection.

Noah Zavolas
Senior, Psychology, Acton, Mass.
Ivy League Pitcher of the Year...Unanimous All-Ivy First Team Honoree...Threw Harvard's first no-hitter since 2001...NEIBA All-New England First Team...Pitched a team high 70.0 innings in 11 appearances, amassing a 6-1 overall record...Recorded 77 strikeouts for a 9.90 K/9 inning average along with a 2.96 ERA.