PRINCETON, N.J. -- The Ivy League has announced the names of 80 student-athletes – including 10 from Harvard – who have been selected to the 2019 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.
Sophomore, Undeclared, Shanghai, China
Tied for the team lead in tries with seven and tabbed 35 points on the season…Appeared in all nine 15s games in during the fall season…Helped lead the Crimson to a 7-2 record…2019 NIRA National Champion and won the team's first national championship as a varsity program.
Men's Water Polo
Sophomore, Undeclared, San Juan Capistrano, Calif.
Registered 254 saves, 22 assists and 20 steals during the 2019 season…Third all-time in single-season saves in program history….Named MVP of the NWPC Tournament….Named to the NWPC All-Tournament First Team and NWPC First Team…Received ACWPC All-America Honors…Recorded a career-high 20 saves against Princeton on Nov. 3
Sophomore, Undeclared, Seattle, Wash.
All-Ivy League second team … Ivy League honor roll (Sept. 9, 23) … Tallied five goals and five assists for 15 points, fired 34 shots … Ranked eighth in the Ivy League in goals, points, and points per game … Posted Harvard's first three-assist game since 2003 against Quinnipiac (Sept. 4) … Scored the game-winner in a 2-0 triumph over Northwestern (Sept. 8) … Scored against San Francisco (Sept. 13) … Dealt an assist at UConn (Sept. 15) … Tallied scores in back to back outings against UMass Lowell (Sept. 18) and Long Island (Sept. 21) … Added fifth goal of the season at Cornell (Oct. 12) … Tallied an assist against Dartmouth (Nov. 2) … Helped Harvard to eight shutouts from central midfield.
Women's Cross Country
Junior, Comparative Study of Religion, West Chester, Pa.
NCAA Elite 90 Winner, just the third in Harvard history… First-Team All-Ivy League performer (3rd at Heps)… All-Northeast Region Selection (2nd at Regionals)… Top-100 Finisher at NCAA Championships (94th)… Ran at five of six Harvard meets this season and was the top Crimson finisher in each one… Champion of season-opening Fordham Fiasco.
Senior, Applied Mathematics, Stephens City, Va.
CoSIDA Academic All-America second-team honoree ... Named semifinalist for William V. Campbell Trophy ... Tabbed All-Ivy League first team ... New England Football Writers Division I All-New England Team ... CoSIDA Academic All-District ... Earned the Frederick Greeley Crocker Award as team MVP ... Led the Ivy League in sacks with 9.5 in just seven games played
Men's Cross Country
Junior, Double Concentrator in Math and Computer Science, Kildeer, Ill.
All-Northeast Region Selection (20th place)… Second Team All-Ivy League (12th place)… Competed in five meets for Harvard and scored in each… Top-75 finisher at the NCAA Championships (75th).
Senior, Economics, Marlborough, Mass.
All-Ivy League first team... New England Football Writers Division I All-New England Team ... Joseph E. Wolf Award (top interior lineman) ... Phil Steele preseason all-Ivy League first-team selection... Played in all 10 Harvard matchups for a third straight season.
Junior, Human Evolutionary Biology, Warwickshire, England
Longstreth/NFHCA All-Northeast Region Second Team...All-Ivy League First Team selection…Returned to form after missing the entire 2018 season due to injury…Tarrant finished second on the team and fifth in the Ivy League with 22 points (eight goals, six assists) and notched two game-winning goals, including an OT game-winner against No. 13 Liberty.
Men's Cross Country
Senior, Economics, Wilmington, Del.
USTFCCCA All-American, just the seventh in Harvard men's cross country history… All-Northeast Region Selection (2nd place)… Second Team All-Ivy League… Champion of the Coast-to-Coast Battle for Beantown against top competition… Also won the 5,000m and 10,000m Southeast Asian Games Championships… 2018 Ivy League Heps Individual Champion.
Bente van Vlijmen
Senior, Economics, Ziest, The Netherlands
2019 Longstreth/NFHCA Division I First Team All-American… The first four-time All-American in the history of Harvard field hockey, and just the second to earn First Team honors, joining Jen Ahn '04 (2003)… Harvard's first Longstreth/NFHCA Northeast Region Player of the Year…Longstreth/NFHCA Northeast Region First Team…Ivy League Offensive Player of the Year…All-Ivy League First Team…Senior captain… Capped off her four-year career with another fantastic year, finishing the 2019 season with 32 points (13 goals, six assists) and placing second in the Ivy League in scoring…A two-time Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week honoree…van Vlijmen reached 45 goals, and 104 points over 69 games played for the Crimson, moving into sole possession of second place on Harvard's all-time goals and points list.