Ten Harvard student-athletes earned Fall Academic All-Ivy honors, the league announced today.
PRINCETON, N.J. – The Ivy League announced today the names of 80 student-athletes – including 10 from Harvard – who have been selected to the 2017 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.
Senior, Government, Kiel, Germany
CoSIDA Academic All-America second team ... CoSIDA Academic All-District selection for the second-straight season … The team captain started first seven games of the season, before missing time and battling through injury the rest of the year. In her nine starts, she helped anchor the Crimson defense to six shutouts, and a total of 30 over four years.
Senior, Pyschology, Oakville, Ontario
Team captain…Led team with 10 assists on the season, adding a goal…Became Harvard's all-time career assists leader with an assist at Northeastern on Sept. 15…Cookson broke the previous mark held by Jen Ahn '04, and Ceci Clark '92, who both had 26 career assists and finished her career with 34 assists.
Junior, Sociology, Los Angeles, Calif.
Team Captain...First-team All-Ivy Selection...led the team in kills (242) and blocks (87)...AVCA All-Region Honorable Mention...Cornelius ranked eighth in the Ivy League with a .289 overall hitting percentage and blocks per set (0.96)...During the 2017 season, Cornelius met or surpassed six career highs and registered a hitting percentage over .350 in seven matches...The junior has played in every match over the last two seasons and was a starter in all 23 contests during the 2017 campaign.
Senior, Government, Sacramento, Calif.
Appeared and started in all 16 games for the Crimson...Tallied two points throughout the season... Notched his first collegiate assist in a 2-1 win against Providence (Sept. 9)...Registered his second career assist in a 2-1 win over Ivy League foe Yale (Sept. 30).
Senior, Applied Mathematics, Spanish Fort, Ala.
Second team All-Ivy League ... CoSIDA Academic All-District ... All-New England Team selection ... Became first player ever to win the Lamar (dedication) and Crocker (MVP) Awards at the team banquet ... Led the team with three INT and made 54 tackles.
Junior, Government, Upland, Calif.
CoSIDA Academic All-District for the second-consecutive season… Ivy League Honor Roll (Aug. 28, Sept. 4, Sep. 11) … COOP Student-Athlete of the Week (Aug. 28 – Sep. 3) … Tied a team high with four goals on the season … Second on the team in assists with four … Lead the team with 60 shots.
Men's Water Polo
Junior, Computer Science, Plano. Texas
Totaled 16 goals, 21 assists, 23 steals and nine field blocks during the 2017 season … Helped lead the Crimson to a 24-8 record and a second straight NEWPC Championship title and second-straight NCAA Tournament appearance.
Junior, Economics, Sacramento, Calif.
FCS first team All-America by STATS and Phil Steele ... All-Ivy first team special teams and honorable mention as a wide receiver ... All-New England Team selection ... All-ECAC First Team ... Averaged 110.7 all-purpose yards per game ... Led the Ivy League with an 18.8 punt return average, 10 yards better than the next player ... Led the team in receiving with 36 receptions and 465 yards ... Moved into seventh all-time at Harvard with 124 receptions and his sixth all-time with 1,622 receiving yards.
Men's Water Polo
Sophomore, Undeclared, Moraga, Calif.
Made 108 saves, six assists and four steals during the 2017 season in which the Crimson went 24-8 on its way to a second-straight NCAA Tournament appearance … Named Northeast Water Polo Defensive Player of the Week (Oct. 9) after tallying eight saves in Harvard's 10-8 win over MIT.
Senior, History of Science, Honolulu, Hawaii
Named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District team … All-Ivy League second team selection, giving her four selections in her Harvard tenure … Ivy League Honor Roll (Oct. 9) … Played in 17 games this season, starting in 16 at midfield and defense … Tallied two goals with one assist.