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The Ivy League has announced the names of 80 student-athletes – including 10 from Harvard – who have been named to the spring 2014 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.
Denis Nguyen, an organismic & evolutionary biology major on the men’s tennis team, became Harvard tennis’ first All-American since 2005. The Anaheim, Calif., native made a historic run in the NCAA singles tournament before falling in the semifinals. Nguyen garnered first team All-Ivy League in both singles and doubles and ranked within the top 35 nationally in both singles and doubles.
Brian Drumm, a junior from Marblehead, Mass., served as skipper on the men’s sailing team in the A division boat at the ICSA Gill Dinghy Fleet Race National Championship, helping the Crimson qualify for the finals and place 18th overall. The applied mathematics major earned All-NEISA second team honors as a skipper. Drumm also helped Harvard finish ninth at the 69th Coast Guard Alumni Bowl, NEISA Dingy Championship to qualify for the national semifinals.
Bobby Duvnjak of the men’s lacrosse team helped lead the Crimson to its first Ivy League championship in 24 years and led Harvard to the program's first appearance in the NCAA tournament since 2006. The sophomore history major was a USILA All-America honorable mention. Duvjnak led a shutdown defense that allowed 9.76 goals per game while holding 11 of its 17 opponents to fewer than 10 goals. The Manhasset, N.Y., native earned All-Ivy League status and was named an All-NEILA first team selection.
Caleb Zimmick, a junior government major on the men’s volleyball team, earned AVCA All-America honorable mention and All-EIVA first team status. Hailing from Middleton, Wisc., Zimmick helped Harvard finish second in the EIVA regular season standings to earn its third straight postseason berth. The middle blocker ranked sixth in the NCAA in hitting percentage (.440) and was 17th in blocks (1.11). His .440 hitting percentage ranked as the third highest in program history and his 81 block assists were the eighth most in program history.
Andrew Campbell, a senior on the men’s lightweight crew team, closed out his career by helping the varsity eight to a silver medal at the IRA National Championships. The economics major from New Canaan, Conn., sat in the five and seven seats in the first varsity all season long and won gold in the lightweight men's single sculls at the 2013 World Rowing U23 Championships.
Kasey Lange, a senior from Ladera Ranch, Calif., earned unanimous first-team All-Ivy league honors for the fourth time in her career. The neurobiology major was also named to the NFCA All-Region team for fourth time in her career. Lange led Harvard in home runs and RBI this season while rewriting the Harvard record book. Lange finished her career leading Harvard in home runs, runs batted in, total bases, slugging percentage, doubles, and stolen base percentage.
Claire Harmange, a junior on the women’s lightweight crew team helped the Radcliffe varsity eight to its first IRA National Championship since 1997, rallying from a boat length down with 500 meters to go to overtake Stanford. The chemistry and physics major from Andover, Mass., sat in the varsity eight four seat all season long, leading the Black and White to an undefeated dual season. Harmange helped Radcliffe earned its second-straight Eastern Sprints Championship while setting a new course record.
Erika Veidis, who hails from Sparta, N.J., qualified for the NCAA Championships in the 800m run after finishing 10th overall at the NCAA East Regionals with a time of 2:04.72. The junior government major broke the then-school record at the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships in the 800m run, and then won the event with a time of 2:06.23 to capture the Ivy League title.
Shayna Price, a senior from Honolulu, Hawaii, captained the 2014 women’s water polo team in her final season. Price, an anthropology major, earned second team All-CWPA honors and was tabbed Harvard's team MVP. The attacker finished her final season with 58 goals (second on the team), 30 assists and 38 steals.
Audrey Todd from the women’s lacrosse team was tabbed to the IWLCA Northeast All-Region second team. The psychology major hailing from Baltimore, Md., earned All-Ivy League first team honors and was named to the Ivy all-tournament team. The sophomore midfielder played and started in all 16 games. Todd led Harvard with 38 draw controls and was second on the team in ground balls (33), goals (29), and points (36).
Spring 2014 Academic All-Ivy League Team
Denis Nguyen, Men’s Tennis (Jr., Organismic & Evolutionary Biology, Anaheim, Calif.)
Brian Drumm, Men’s Sailing (Jr., Applied Mathematics, Marblehead, Mass.)
Bobby Duvnjak, Men’s Lacrosse (So., History, Manhasset, N.Y.)
Caleb Zimmick, Men’s Volleyball (Jr., Government, Middleton, Wis.)
Andrew Campbell, Men’s Lightweight Crew (Sr., Economics, New Caanan, Conn.)
Kasey Lange, Softball (Sr., Neurobiology, Ladera Ranch, Calif.)
Claire Harmange, Women’s Lightweight Crew (Jr., Chemistry and Physics, Andover, Mass.)
Erika Veidis, Track and Field (Jr., Government, Sparta, N.J.)
Shayna Price, Women’s Water Polo (Sr., Anthropology, Honolulu, Hawaii)
Audrey Todd, Women’s Lacrosse (So., Psychology, Baltimore,