Clemens, Gretsch, and Kostich Named to EIVA All-Academic Teams

Clemens, Gretsch, and Kostich Named to EIVA All-Academic Teams

Clemens was named EIVA All-Academic team for a third-consecutive year (Athletic Communications).

BRONXVILLE, N.Y. – Branden Clemens, Brad Gretsch, and Marko Kostich have been named to the EIVA All-Academic team, announced by the league office on Wednesday. 

To qualify for the award, student-athletes had to participate in 60 percent of their team's sets, maintain a 3.50 GPA, or higher, and be of at least sophomore standing. Clemens earned the honor for the third-consecutive season, while Gretsch and Kostich tallied their first All-Academic accolade.

Clemens ended the regular season first on the team with 3.67 kills per set, ranking fourth in the EIVA, and fourth on the team with a .321 hitting percentage, good for second in the conference. The Carmel, Indiana, native was named to the All-EIVA first team, Outrigger Resorts Invitational All-Tournament Team and the 29th Annual Morgan Classic's All-Tournament Team. The outside hitter has also climbed Harvard's career leaderboard as he is now third in digs (502), fourth in kills (883), fifth in aces (77), sixth in solo blocks (30), seventh in block assists (165), and ninth in total blocks (195).

Gretsch ranked second on the team at the end of regular season play averaging 2.73 kills per set and first on the team in aces per set with 0.32. The Encinitas, California, native also sits 39th in the nation in aces per set and recorded a .271 hitting percentage.

Kostich finished first on the team with 9.83 assists per set, good for 16th in the nation, and joined Harvard's leaderboard as the eighth student-athlete to reach 1,000 assists. The Burr Ridge, Illinois, native also finished the season with a .311 hitting clip and averaged 0.48 blocks per set. The sophomore was also named to the All-EIVA second team for the first time.

The trio of student-athletes have led Harvard into the EIVA Tournament for the fifth-straight year as the third seed, where the Crimson will take on George Mason on Thursday, April 21 at 5 p.m. The match can be seen live on