PRINCETON, N.J. -- The Ivy League has announced the names of 80 student-athletes – including 10 from Harvard – who have been selected to the 2018 Fall 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.
Men's Water Polo
Sophomore, Economics, Minor in Computer Science, Carlsbad, Calif.
All-Northeast Water Polo Conference First Team…NWPC First-Team All-Tournament… NWPC Player of the week for Sept. 10-16… Lead the team with a career-high 81 goals on the season, 37 assists, 13 steals and nine blocks… Helped the Crimson to a historic win over then No. 3 California with a career-high five assists on Sept. 15, 2018… recorded eight games with four or more goals…. tied a career-high seven goals in a single game against Loyola Marymount on Oct. 20, 2018…
Senior, Sociology, Los Angeles, Calif.
Team co-captain…Earned All-Ivy First Team honors, her fourth All-Ivy selection of her career … Appeared and started in all 23 matches … Led the team in kills per set (2.70) and blocks per set (1.17) … Ranked second on the team in hitting percentage (.267) and third in digs per set (2.01) … Ranks second in block assists (334) and block totals (409) in program history … Finished her career at Harvard as the record holder for single-season block assists (112) … Ranked second in the Ivy League in blocks per set (1.17), fifth in points (3.54) and eighth in hitting percentage (.265).
Senior, Economics, Rye, N.Y.
All-Ivy League Honorable Mention…Breakout year on offense as the stopper on Harvard's penalty corner unit, recording a goal and eight assists for a career high 10 points…Led the Crimson with two defensive saves…Key part of Harvard's strong defensive unit (No. 2 NCAA), allowing .74 goals per game, with 10 shutouts… NFHCA Scholar of Distinction...NFHCA National Academic Squad.
Senior, History & Science: Science and Society, Olympia, Wash.
Finalist for Asa S. Bushnell Cup as Ivy League Defensive Player of the Year ... All-Ivy League first team honoree ... Preseason All-Ivy League second team ... Played in all 10 games ... Led the team with 8.5 tackles for a loss and sixth with 32 tackles overall.
Sophomore, Undeclared, Overveen, Holland
Longstreth/NFHCA Second Team All-American…Longstreth/NFHCA Northeast Region First Team…Unanimous First Team All-Ivy selection… Recorded career high 21 points (seven goals, seven assists)…Named Longstreth/NFHCA Division I Offensive Player of the Week on Oct. 24…Closed the season with 15 points (five goals, five assists) in her last seven games and was a big part of the Crimson's strong defensive unit (No. 2 NCAA), allowing .74 goals per game, with 10 shutouts…NFHCA All-Academic Squad
Sophomore, Statistics, Orlando, Fla.
Played in all 10 games ... All-Ivy League second team selection ... New England Football Writers' Association All New England-Team honoree ... Is tied for the Harvard career record with 30 field goals ... Tied the Harvard single-season record with 13 field goals ... Hit all 31 extra points on the season and was 13-of-15 on field-goal attempts ... Had 70 points on the year ... Ranks fourth in school history with 167 career points among kickers ... Is fourth in program history with 77 career extra points ... Was seventh in the nation and first in the Ivy League in field-goal percentage (.867) ... Was second in the Ivy League with 1.3 field goals per game ... Earned COSIDA Academic All-District First Team honors ... Phil Steele Preseason All-Ivy League third team ... Fred Mitchell Award Watch list.
Senior, Economics, Houston, Texas
Elected 145th captain ... All-Ivy League honorable mention ... Played in all 10 games ... Ranked second on the team with 44 tackles and three interceptions.
Men's Cross Country
Sophomore, Environmental Science & Public Policy, Derby, United Kingdom
Earned All-Ivy first team honors finishing in third with a time of 24:32.3 at the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships … Crossed the finish line in fifth at the NCAA Division One Northeast Regional with a time of 32:50.7, earning all-region honors … Finished in 65th at the NCAA National Championships with a time of 30:22.0.
Senior, Government, Upland, Calif.
Three-time CoSIDA Academic All-District selection … Academic All-Ivy in fall of 2017 … First team All-Ivy League midfielder … Ivy League Player of the Week on Oct. 15 … Team captain … Led the Crimson attack with seven goals and 17 points out of the midfield, which tanked fourth and third in the Ivy League, respectively … Also helped pitch six shutouts … Ended Harvard career with 13 goals and 12 assists for 38 points, including four game-winning goals … Spent 2018 summer volunteering with congressional campaigns.
Women's Cross Country
Junior, Human Evolutionary Biology, Darmstadt, Germany
Earned All-Ivy first team honors finishing third at the Ivy league Heptagonal Championships with a time of 20:50.0 … Garned NCAA All-Region honors finishing in third in the 2018 DI Northeast Region Cross Country Championships with a time of 21:40.4 … Crossed the finish line in 100th at the NCAA D1 Cross Country Championships with a time of 21:05.0.