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Ivy League Announces 2016 Fall Academic All-Ivy Team

Historic and picturesque Dillon Field House stands proudly on the Harvard athletic campus as a center hub for student-athletes.
Historic and picturesque Dillon Field House stands proudly on the Harvard athletic campus as a center hub for student-athletes.

PRINCETON, N.J. – The Ivy League has announced the names of 80 student-athletes – including 10 from Harvard – who have been selected to the 2016 Fall Academic All-Ivy League team.

The goal of Academic All-Ivy is to properly honor top student-athletes in the three sports seasons (fall, winter and spring). For each sports season, each Ivy institution nominates 10 student-athletes – five men and five women – with grade point averages of 3.00 or higher. These student-athletes must be a starter or key reserve on an officially sponsored varsity sport.

Below are the student-athletes representing Harvard.

Colin Chiapello
Men's Water Polo
Junior, Applied Mathematics, Danville, Calif.
Ranked second on the Crimson with 46 goals … Totaled 14 assists and 19 steals as Harvard finished a program-record 27-7 … Scored multiple times in 13 contests … Recorded a hat trick in the Crimson's NCAA Championship win over No. 9 UC Davis … Collected a season-high four goals in a victory over No. 20 Santa Clara … Helped the Crimson to its first-ever conference championship and NCAA Championship appearance.

James Duberg
Football
Senior, Economics, Chula Vista, Calif.
Chosen unanimously to All-Ivy League first team ... Named to the New England Football Writers' All-New England team ... Selected as recipient of Frederick Greeley Crocker Award (Team MVP) … Recorded 29 tackles and was second on the team with 4.5 sacks on the year.

Brandon Price
Men's Cross Country
Senior, Applied Mathematics, Balboa Island, Calif.
Harvard's top finisher in three of four regular season events … Captain … Placed 20th (24:19.8) at Ivy League Heptagonal Championships …  Harvard's top finisher at H-Y-P, placing 7th overall (25:14.7).

Justice Shelton-Mosley
Football
Sophomore, Undeclared, Sacramento, Calif.
Was unanimous selection to All-Ivy League first team ... Led the Crimson with 48 receptions for 568 yards and had one receiving TD ... Paced the team with 745 all-purpose yards ... Was second in the Ivy League with 71.0 receiving yards per game and was fifth with 93.1 all-purpose yards per contest ... Ranks 15th in school history with 88 career receptions for 1,157 yards ... Is Harvard's all-time leader in kick return average (27.5 yards) and punt return average (13.5 yards).

Dan Stevens
Men's Water Polo
Senior, Government, Newport Beach, Calif.
Named to the Northeast Water Polo Conference (NWPC) first team and NWPC Championship first team … Selected as the NWPC Player of the Week for the week of Nov. 29 … Totaled 33 goals, 23 assists and 14 steals on the season … Led Harvard with a hat trick in the NCAA Championship play-in round against No. 12 Bucknell … Helped guide the Crimson to its first-ever conference championship and NCAA Championship appearance.

Corinne Bain
Women's Volleyball
Senior, Psychology, Manhattan Beach, Calif.
First volleyball student-athlete at Harvard to earn First Team All-Ivy honors four times … Captain … AVCA All-Region selection … Led all Division I volleyball with eight triple-doubles on the season … The Ivy League's all-time leader in triple-doubles (32) and double-doubles (66) … Led Harvard this season with 554 assists (6.44 assists/set) and 27 service aces, while also recording 187 kills and 223 digs … Broke Harvard's all-time record for career service aces earlier in the year, finishing with 142, and was fourth all-time in school history with 2,276 assists.

Marissa Balleza
Field Hockey
Senior, History and Science, Severna Park, Md.
Third team All-America selection … Longstreth/NFHCA All-Northeast Region first team … All-Ivy League first team … Team-leader with 13 goals and 30 points … 13 goals ranked fourth in the Ivy League and 30 points was tied for fifth … Ends her career as the Harvard field hockey program leader in goals (47) and points (110) … Three-time Ivy League Player of the Week … Led the Crimson to a perfect Ivy League record for the first time ever as well as the first NCAA appearance since 2004.

Carly Rotatori
Women's Soccer
Senior, Psychology, Summit, N.J.
All-Ivy League first team … Named team captain for second-straight year … Anchored a midfield that helped push Harvard to an 11-game unbeaten streak from Sept. 11-Nov. 5 … Helped the team to seven shutouts, including four in Ivy play … Tallied 10 shots on the season.

Elianna Shwayder
Women's Cross Country
Junior, Human Evolutionary Biology, Saline, Mich.
One of Harvard's five scorers at NCAA Cross Country Championships … Earned USTFCCCA All-Region honors, placing 20th at NCAA Northeast Regional … Finished 12th (20:51.7) at Ivy League Heptagonal Championships … All-Ivy League second team … Finished third overall at New England Cross Country Championships with best collegiate 5K time (17:46.1).

Courtney Smith
Women's Cross Country
Junior, Chemistry, Westchester, Pa.
Earned USTFCCCA All-America recognition by placing 35th at NCAA Cross Country Championships … Top Harvard finisher at every race … Individual champion (20:19.6) at Ivy League Heptagonal Championships, the first individual Heps title for Harvard since 1985 … All-Ivy League first team … Finished second at NCAA Northeast Regional, the highest finish in program history at the event … Earned USTFCCCA All-Region honors.

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