Ten Fall Student-Athletes Tabbed Academic All-Ivy League

Ten Fall Student-Athletes Tabbed Academic All-Ivy League

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Ivy League has announced the names of 80 student-athletes – including 10 from Harvard – who have been named to the fall 2010-11 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.

The Crimson football team earned two of Harvard’s five male selections, while the women’s soccer and women’s volleyball teams each garnered two of Harvard’s female honorees.

Senior Katherine Sheeleigh of the women’s soccer team, a finalist for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award, was named to her second straight Academic All-Ivy team.  A native of New Vernon, N.J., Sheeleigh, a co-captain of the Crimson, also received a selection to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District squad and was named the Ivy League Player of the Year.  She concluded her career as a four-time All-Ivy League first team choice and led the Ancient Eight in scoring this season with 25 points on nine goals and seven assists. Sheeleigh also ranks fifth in school history with 31 goals and sixth with 79 points. 

Teammate Melanie Baskind, who hails from Framingham, Mass., was recently honored on the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America second team after garnering a spot on the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District first team.  A three-time All-Ivy pick, Baskind, a junior, was selected to the all-conference first team this season after scoring nine goals and amassing 22 points. 
Junior Anne Carroll Ingersoll, a co-captain of the women’s volleyball team , was named All-Ivy League honorable mention after second-team honors as a sophomore and Rookie of the Year accolades as a freshman.  A product of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., Ingersoll led Harvard with 2.35 kills per set and was third on the squad with 190 total kills.

Classmate and teammate Sandra Lynne Fryhofer was also tabbed to the Academic All-Ivy squad after earned All-Ivy League honors for the second straight fall.  One of three Harvard players to see action in all 26 matches in 2010, Fryhofer, a native of Atlanta, Ga., ranked second on the Crimson in hitting percentage (.272) and fourth with 186 kills.

Junior Alexandra Jumper of the women’s sailing team earned her first selection on the Academic All-Ivy League team.  A Putnam Valley, N.Y., product, Jumper was named the New England Intercollegiate Sailing Association Women’s Sailor of the Week Sept. 21 and finished fourth in the A division at the Women’s Toni Deutsch Trophy. She also won the A division at the Mrs. Hurst Bowl by 18 points this fall.

On the men’s side, senior cross country runner Daniel Chenoweth was named to his third Academic All-Ivy squad after earning an automatic bid to the NCAA Championships.  A native of Geneseo, Ill., he was selected to the All-Northeast Region team for the third occasion and garnered All-Ivy League status for the third consecutive season.  Chenoweth was the runner-up at the Heptagonal Championships and won the Harvard-Yale meet for the third straight time.

Senior Alan Palmer of the coed sailing team, who hails from Yarmouth, Maine, was tabbed the NEISA Coed Sailer of the Week Oct. 20.  The 2009-10 All-American sailed in the A division in Harvard’s Nevins Trophy victory and placed second in the A division at the Crimson’s win at the Hood Trophy.

Bret Voith, who garnered a spot on the Collegiate Water Polo Association second team, served as co-captain of the Crimson men’s water polo team this fall.  A native of Coral Gables, Fla., Voith led Harvard in scoring with 38 goals and 31 assists. He also made 32 steals and led the Crimson to a fifth-place finish at the Northern Division Championships.

Seniors Zar Zavala and Collin Zych of the football team round out Harvard’s fall selections to the Academic All-Ivy League team.  Zavala, a wide receiver from El Paso, Texas, became the sixth Harvard football player and 50th Harvard student-athlete to earn a Rhodes Scholarship. He also earned but turned down a Marshall Scholarship. 

Zych, a defensive back from Plano, Texas, was Harvard’s captain this fall, helping the Crimson go 7-3 and 5-2 in the Ivy League.  He tied for the team lead with 79 tackles and 40 solo stops.  A preseason All-America honoree by several publications, he is a three-time All-Ivy League choice and started all 10 games at defensive back this fall, pacing the Crimson with three interceptions.

Fall 2010 Academic All-Ivy League Team
Harvard Selections

Daniel Chenoweth, Men’s Cross Country (Sr., Sociology, Geneseo, Ill.)
Alan Palmer, Coed Sailing (Sr., Applied Mathematics, Yarmouth, Maine)
Bret Voith, Men’s Water Polo (Sr., Economics, Coral Gables, Fla.)
Zar Zavala, Football (Sr., Engineering Sciences and Neurobiology, El Paso, Texas)
Collin Zych, Football (Sr., Economics, Plano, Texas)

Melanie Baskind, Women’s Soccer (Jr., Neurobiology, Framingham, Mass.)
Sandra Lynne Fryhofer, Women’s Volleyball (Jr., Government, Atlanta, Ga.)
Anne Carroll Ingersoll, Women’s Volleyball (Jr., English, Rancho Sante Fe, Calif.)
Alexandra Jumper, Women’s Sailing (Jr., History, Putnam Valley, N.Y.)
Katherine Sheeleigh, Women’s Soccer (Sr., Economics, New Vernon, N.J.)