Cross Honored on ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District First Team

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Harvard senior fencer Emily Cross has been tabbed to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District at-large first team for her effort in the classroom and in athletics as announced by CoSIDA Thursday.  This marks the second selection for Cross in her Harvard career to the All-District team.

Cross, a co-captain of the Crimson, earned her second Academic All-Ivy League nod this season after reaching All-America and All-Ivy status for the third time in her illustrious career.  Cross placed third at the 2009 NCAA Championships in the foil, winning 21 bouts and scoring 107 touches along the way.  She also posted a 16-2 record at the Ivy League Championships as Harvard won its third Ivy title in the last five seasons.  Harvard also finished fifth at the NCAA Championships in 2008-09.

In 2005, Cross won a national individual title, becoming the first Harvard and fifth Ivy woman to achieve that distinction.  In the following season, Cross helped Harvard win the NCAA team championship after placing third in the foil.  She has also succeeded at the international level, earning a silver medal with Team USA at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.