Ten Winter 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 winter 2013-14 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 it eligible student-athletes.
The 2014 Ivy League Player of the Year, Ali Farag of the men's squash team garnered Academic All-Ivy status after claiming his second individual crown and helping his team to its 31st national title and first since 1998. The Cairo, Egypt, native posted a perfect, 20-0, mark during the season. Farag, an engineering science concentrator, was also the recipient of the 2014 Skillman Award.
Junior James Fox, a psychology concentrator and a member of the wrestling team, was a unanimous selection to the All-Ivy first team. Fox posted a 15-11 overall record, including a 10-2 mark in dual meets, to qualify for the NCAA tournament for the third time in his career. The Plainfield, N.J., native went undefeated against Ivy League opponents and placed sixth at the Keystone Classic.
Mike Mosca, a history and science concentrator from Tenafly, N.J., was named the Karl B. Michael High Point Diver of the Meet at the Ivy League Championships after winning the one- and three-meter diving titles as Harvard went on to capture its 23rd Ancient Eight crown. The junior also garnered All-America honors on the three-meter board.
Michael Woo, who hails from Wayne, N.J., and is a computer science concentrator, garnered an All-Ivy first team selection and All-America honorable mention accolade after finishing second at the Ivy League Round-Robins to help the Crimson capture its eighth Ivy League title. The foil fencer, osted a 58-25 overall record, to take home silver at the NCAA Northeast Regionals before placing ninth at the NCAA Championships.
Chris Stock, a senior from Lincoln, Mass., was one of three Harvard Nordic skiers to qualify for the NCAA Championships. A mathematics concentrator, Stock was named to the USCSCA National Collegiate All-Academic Ski Team.
Christine Clark, a senior on the women's basketball team, and a psychology concentrator, was a first-team All-Ivy selection after leading the league in scoring with 16.5 points per game. The senior guard registered double-figures in all but two games and 20-plus points in 11 games. Hailing from Tucson, Ariz., Clark was also a Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-District 1 team honoree.
Adabelle Ekechukwu of the Crimson women's indoor track and field squad was named the Most Outstanding Performance in the field at the Ivy League Heptagonal Indoor Championships. A product of Oak Brook, Ill., Ekechukwu, a history & science concentrator, was a first-team All-Ivy selection after winning the weight throw event with a toss of 20.81 meters to help the Crimson take its second straight Ivy League title.
Aliya Itzkowitz, a sophomore on the women's fencing team, and a South Asian studies concentrator, garnered All-America and All-Ivy first team honors after finishing second at the NCAA Championships with a 20-3 record, the best mark out of any female entrant at the national championship. The London, England, native claimed silver at the NCCA Northeast Regional.
After winning Co-Ivy League Player of the Year and ECAC Goaltender of the Year, Emerance Maschmeyer of the women's ice hockey team finished the season in the top-10 in the nation in saves, save percentage and goals against average. The Bruderheim, Alberta, Canada native, is a sociology concentrator. Maschmeyer was a Patty Kazmaier Top-10 Finalist, earned second team AHCA All-America honors.
Junior Haley Mendez, who hails from Brooklyn, N.Y., finished 12-3 overall at the No. 2 position while helping Harvard to its 19th Ivy League title. The human evolutionary biology concentrator earned CSA first-team All-America honors and was a unanimous selection to the All-Ivy team. Mendez advanced to the quarterfinals of the CSA Individual Championships.
The Ivy League will publish one final edition of the Academic All-Ivy League team during the 2013-14 academic year, following the end of spring competition.
Winter 2013-14 Academic All-Ivy League Team
Christine Clark, Women's Basketball (Sr., Psychology, Tucson, Ariz.)
Adabelle Ekechukwu, Women's Track and Field (Sr., Neurobiology, Oak Brook, Ill.)
Aliya Itzkowitz, Women's Fencing (So., South Asian studies, London,England)
Emerance Maschmeye, Women's Ice Hockey (So., Sociology, Bruderheim, Alberta, Canada)
Haley Mendez Women's Squash (Jr., Human Evolutionary Biology, Brooklyn, N.Y.)
Ali Farag, Men's Squash (Sr., Engineering Science, Cairo, Egypt)
James Fox, Wrestling (Jr., Psychology, Plainfield, N.J.)
Mike Mosca, Men's Swimming and Diving (Jr., History and Science, Tenafly, N.J.)
Chris Stock, Men's Nordic Skiing (Sr., Mathematics, Lincoln, Mass.)
Michael Woo, Men's Fencing (Sr., Computer Science, Wayne, N.J.)