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Baskind, Sheeleigh Earn ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Honors

Melanie Basking garnered ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District first-team honors (Gil Talbot).

Vote Katherine Sheeleigh for Lowe's Senior CLASS Award

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Junior midfielder Melanie Baskind and senior forward Katherine Sheeleigh have been honored on the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District team, it was announced Tuesday.  Baskind was tabbed to the first team and is now eligible for Academic All-America honors.  Sheeleigh earned a nod to the second team.

Baskind, who hails from Framingham, Mass., is a two-time All-Ivy League honoree and was the conference’s Rookie of the Year in 2008.  This fall, Baskind was named Ivy Player of the Week twice and ranks second on the team with seven goals and 17 points.  She also stands tied for second in the conference in goals and third with 1.13 points per contest.  A neurobiology concentrator, Baskind, who was also an ESPN The Magazine Academic third-team choice in 2009, established a career-high with six points (two goals, two assists) in Harvard’s 4-0 win at Princeton Oct. 23. Baskind has moved to 11th in program history with 50 points and 12th with 17 goals. 

Sheeleigh, who is a co-captain for Harvard this season, earns her second selected to the ESPN The Magazine Academic squad.  A finalist for the prestigious Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award, Sheeleigh, a native of New Vernon, N.J., has been named All-Ivy League in each of her three seasons and was the Ancient Eight Rookie of the Year in 2007.  As a senior, she paces the Crimson with eight goals and six assists for 22 points and leads the Ivy League with 0.62 goals and 1.69 points per contest.  Sheeleigh, an economics concentrator, also ranks 14th in the nation in scoring and enters the final weekend of the regular season fifth in school history with 30 career goals and sixth with 76 points.