PRINCETON, N.J. – Earning All-Ivy recognition for the third consecutive year, junior guard Katie Benzan of the Harvard women's basketball team has received All-Ivy first team honors, as announced by the conference today, March 13. Additionally, senior co-captain Madeline Raster was named to the All-Ivy second team.
This marks the third-straight season that Benzan earned first team recognition. The Wellesley, Mass. product has consistently ranked at the top of the Crimson's line up this season in scoring, averaging 14.3 points and 4.1 assists per game. Excelling from three-point range, Benzan ranks in the top 10 of the Ivy League and top 15 in the nation in three-pointers with 3.41 per game. Benzan has set her mark in the record books this season, breaking the program record for three-pointers made in a career with 276. Additionally, she became the 20th player in program history to score 1,000 career points this season.
Raster has earned her first All-Ivy nod of her career with a spot on the second team. The senior guard ranks second of the team in scoring behind Benzan, averaging 11.7 points per game. Leading at both ends of the court, the South Bend, Ind. native averages 5.1 rebounds and 1.0 steals per game as well. A two-time co-captain for the Crimson, Raster become the second player this season and 21st in program history to reach 1,000 career points this season.
The Crimson will begin postseason play this weekend, March 16-17, in New Haven, Conn. as the three-seed at the Ivy League Tournament. Harvard will face Penn in the semifinals at 8:30 p.m. Saturday night on ESPN3.