-- The Ivy League has announced the names of 80
student-athletes – including 10 from Harvard—who have
been named to the spring 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.
On the men’s side, senior Daniel Chenoweth, who has also earned academic all-ivy honors in 2008 and 2010 in cross country, garnered the accolade this spring as a member of the outdoor track & field squad. Chenoweth, a native of Geneseo, Ill., and a sociology concentrator, earned All-Ivy League second-team honors with a second-place finish in the 10,000-meter race at Heps. He also posted the second fastest time in Harvard history and a lifetime best of 13:45.92 in the 5,000 at the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational.
Representing men’s lightweight crew, senior Jared Dourdeville, an engineering sciences coordinator from Marion, Mass., earned his second Academic All-Ivy nod after receiving the same honor in 2009. Dourdeville was tabbed to the All-Ivy first team and was the two-seat of the squad that won the Eastern and Ivy League titles, placed second nationally and posted a 9-0 dual record.
Will Newell, also a senior on the men’s lightweight crew team, garnered All-Ivy first team honors and was the four-seat on the team that took home Eastern and Ancient Eight crowns. Newell is a classics concentrator who hails from Weston, Mass.
Senior Chris Kingston, a member of the men’s heavyweight crew, was the coxswain for the Crimson, helping the squad win Easterns and the Ivy League title, as well as place second in the country and go 7-0 in dual races. Kingston, a history concentrator, is a native of Bedford, England.
A pitcher on the baseball team, senior Ben Sestanovich finished second on the Crimson with a 3.26 earned run average, while posting a 2-1 record with a save in 10 appearances, which ranked fourth on the club. An economics concentrator from Washington, D.C., Sestanovich struck out five straight batters and eight overall in 5.2 innings of work against Dartmouth May 1.
The Harvard softball team saw two of its team members earn spots on the Academic All-Ivy team as junior Rachel Brown and senior Ellen Macadam garnered nods after helping the Crimson win the Ivy League title. Brown, a psychology concentrator who hails from San Diego, Calif., was the unanimous Ivy Pitcher of the Year and was a first-team All-Ivy League choice. A Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District first team choice, Brown broke the Ancient Eight season record with 299 strikeouts and set school records in strikeouts, strikeouts per game (11.4), wins (21) and games started (26).
Macadam, a team co-captain and psychology concentrator from Atlanta, Ga., was honored as the Ivy League Player of the Year, while also earning All-Ivy first-team accolades. A Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-America and All-District pick, Macadam established program records in a season for hits (76), runs (52), at-bats (172) and career records for hits (222), runs (139), doubles (43) and total bases (334).
A two-time Academic All-Ivy League choice, senior Claire Richardson earned All-Ivy first team honors with a victory in the 3,000 at the outdoor Heptagonal Championships. She also took fourth in the 5,000 at Heps and won the 3,000 at the annual Harvard-Yale Meet. A native of St. Paul, Minn., Richardson completed her academic career as a history and science concentrator.
Senior Lizzy Bates, a psychology concentrator from Tenanta Harbor, Maine of the women’s lightweight crew team was an All-America honoree this spring. She was the five-seat of the Radcliffe varsity eight that placed third at Eastern Sprints and fourth at the IRA National Championships. The team also posted a 6-2 dual record on the year.
Junior Melanie Baskind, who has also earned two Academic All-Ivy nods as a member of the women’s soccer team, served as team captain of the women’s lacrosse squad this spring. Baskind, a neurobiology concentrator who hails from Framingham, Mass., garnered first-team All-Ivy status and was tabbed to the All-Northeast Region second team. She finished third on the Crimson with 25 goals and led the team in assists (six) and ground balls (30).
Spring 2011 Academic All-Ivy League Team
Daniel Chenoweth, Men’s Outdoor Track & Field (Sr., Sociology, Geneseo, Ill.)
Jared Dourdeville, Men’s Lightweight Crew (Sr., Engineering Sciences, Marion, Mass.)
Chris Kingston, Men’s Heavyweight Crew (Sr., History, Bedford, England)
Will Newell, Men’s Lightweight Crew (Sr., Classics, Weston, Mass.)
Ben Sestanovich, Baseball (Sr., Economics, Washington, D.C.)
Melanie Baskind, Women’s Lacrosse (Jr., Framingham, Mass., Neurobiology)
Lizzy Bates, Women’s Lightweight Crew (Sr., Tenanta Harbor, Maine, Psychology)
Rachel Brown, Softball (Jr., San Diego, Calif., Psychology)
Ellen Macadam, Softball (Sr., Atlanta, Ga., Psychology)
Claire Richardson, Women’s Outdoor Track & Field (Sr., St. Paul, Minn., History and Science)