PRINCETON, N.J. -- The Ivy League has announced the names of 80 student-athletes – including 10 from Harvard – who have been selected to the 2017 Winter 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.
Sophomore, Mechanical Engineering, Hong Kong, China
Earned All-America second team accolades ... Finished seventh at the NCAA Championships ... Paced the epee squad at NCAA Regionals with an 16-7 record, good for third place ... Recorded a 7-2 record at the Beanpot Tournament, including a 3-0 mark against BC, a 3-0 record against Brandeis, and a 1-2 tally against MIT ... Earned three wins at the Ivy League Championships ... Went 3-0 versus NYU with a plus-six touch differential … Tallied a 7-8 mark at the St. John's Invitational, including a +1 touch differential ... Went 10-5 at the Tradition Tournament hosted by Sacred Heart, including a +12 touch differential.
Sophomore, History, Sherborn, Mass.
NCAA Champion in men's sabre ... First team All-Ivy ... First Team All-America ... Registered a 22-1 record at the NCAA Regionals Tournament, earning a gold medal and a spot at the NCAA National Championships... Led the sabre squad at the Beanpot Tournament with an 8-1 tally, including a 2-1 mark against BC, a 3-0 record against Brandeis and a 3-0 tally against MIT ... Men's Sabre Ivy League Champion, recorded a 14-1 mark against the field at the Ivy League Championships ... Recorded a 2-1 mark against NYU, recording a plus-four touch differential ... Tallied a 12-3 record at the St. John's Invitational, including a team-best +28 touch differential … Represented the United States at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.
Junior, Economics, Delhi, India
Registered a 9-4 overall mark in individual action this season … Won eight matches at the No. 3 position for the Crimson and added a win at No. 2 singles … Helped lead Harvard to an Ivy League championship with a 7-0 mark in conference play … Picked up wins at No. 3 in the CSA Potter Cup against Columbia and Yale … Team runner-up finish at the national championship.
Junior, Economics, Piscataway, N.J.
NCAA Tournament qualifier for the second-straight season at 174 pounds … Team captain … Posted a 30-13 record on the season, including an 8-3 mark in dual action … Captured first place at the Franklin & Marshall Open, placed second at the Keystone Classic and Jonathan Kaloust Bearcap Open … Finished sixth at the EIWA Championships … Triumphed in one bout at the NCAA Championships, besting Stanford's Peter Galli, 6-3.
Senior, Economics, West Vancouver, British Columbia
First team All-ECAC Hockey and Ivy League … Hobey Baker Award Top-10 finalist … Senior CLASS Award Finalist … Tied for the team lead in points with 41 … 82 career assists ranks 12th all-time in Harvard history … Co-captain … Has led the team to 26 wins, most since 1988-89 … Scored four game-winning goals … Averages 1.24 points per game, the 16th-most in the nation.
Senior, Earth & Planetary Sciences, Telluride, Colo.
Competed in all six carnivals for the Crimson in senior season … Harvard's top finisher at five of the six carnivals … Led team with a 23rd-place finish in the 15K FS at the NCAA Regional Championships … Posted three top-ten finishes throughout year … Collected 10th in the 10K at the UVM Carnival … Recorded 7th at the Dartmouth Carnival in the 5K relay … Notched 9th at the Middlebury 5K relay.
Senior, Human Evolutionary Biology, Middle Village, N.Y.
First team All-Ivy ... Tabbed All-America Second Team ... Earned a sixth-place finish at the NCAA Championship ... Finished second at the NCAA Regional Tournament, recording a 21-3 overall record and a plus-52 touch variance ... Only women in NCAA Fencing history to earn the Individual NCAA Title in women's sabre twice … Tallied a perfect 9-0 record at the Beanpot Tournament, including a plus-34 touch differential ... Ivy League Champion in sabre, finishing with a 15-3 record and a plus-44 touch differential ... Went 5-1 against NYU and Tufts, adding plus-20 touch differential ...Led the sabre category at the St. John's Invitational, going 11-4 with a +32-touch differential ... Swept Wellesley on Dec. 7, earning three victories and a plus-13 variance ... Posted a team-best 14-1 record at the Tradition Tournament at Sacred Heart, earning a +34 touch differential.
Junior, Statistics, Orpington, England
Won the NCAA Zone A Diving Championship on the platform for the second year in a row, qualifying for the NCAA Championship Meet … Earned second team All-Ivy League as runner-up in the three-meter at the Ivy Championships … Finished first on the three-meter board vs. Columbia.
Women's Indoor Track and Field
Senior, Human Evolutionary Biology, Fresno, Calif.
Earned USTFCCCA Second Team All-America recognition (shot put) … Harvard's first three-time indoor All-American in program history … Finished 11th in the shot put at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships … First team All-Ivy selection … Clinched her fourth straight Ivy Indoor Heps title in the shot put, winning the event with a throw of 16.52 meters … Okwelogu is just the second student-athlete in Ivy League history to win four straight Ivy League Indoor Heps titles in shot put, and the first since Debbie St. Phard from Princeton (1984-87).
Senior, Psychology, Baltimore, Md.
Finished her senior campaign with an undefeated mark of 14-0 in individual matches … Posted a 7-0 record at No. 6 singles while also collecting multiple wins at No. 2, No. 4 and No. 5 … Went 3-0 at CSA Howe Cup … Helped guide Harvard to a perfect 15-0 record en route to a national championship and Ivy League title.