Ten Harvard Student-Athletes Earn 2019 Winter Academic-All Ivy Honors

Ten Harvard Student-Athletes Earn 2019 Winter Academic-All Ivy Honors

PRINCETON, N.J. -- The Ivy League has announced the names of 80 student-athletes – including 10 from Harvard – who have been selected to the 2019 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.

Timothy Brownell
Men's Squash
Junior, Economics, Belmont, Mass.
Advanced to the quarterfinal round of the Pool Trophy tournament … Unanimous First Team All-Ivy … Served as the team's No. 3 on the CSA Team National Championship Team … 12-1 record on the season … Wins in each of the team's three playoff matchups … On the national stage, earned a spot in the Tournament of Champions in a pool of professional players.

Miki Dahlke
Women's Swimming and Diving
Junior, Applied Mathematics, Mill Valley, Calif.
Appeared at the NCAA Championships all three seasons on campus… Earned a spot at the national meet all three seasons in the 100 and 200 free… Qualified in the 50 free this past season and as a first-year, while competing in the 100 fly as a sophomore… Was a two-time all-Ivy League first-teamer this past year in the 500 free, 100 fly, 400 free relay and 800 free relay, and a second-teamer in three events (100 free, 200 free relay, 400 medley relay)… Garnered five all-conference first-team awards as a sophomore (100 free, 200 free, 100 fly, 200 free relay, 800 free relay) and second-team honors in the 400 free relay… Opened her career with all-Ivy second-team accolades in the five events (100 free, 200 free, 200 free relay, 400 free relay, 400 medley relay)… Named the Ivy League High Point Swimmer of the Meet as a sophomore… Owns the school record in the 100, 200 and 500 free, and swam on the record-holding 200, 400 and 800 free relay teams.

Eli Dershwitz
Men's Fencing
Senior, History, Sherborn, Mass.
The Senior capped off his career with the Crimson by posting a perfect 32-0 record with a +89-touch differential….Crowned the 2019 Sabre Individual Ivy Champion… Posted a sweep and a +8-touch differential in his final contest as a Crimson member against then No. 5 Princeton... Named First-Team All-Ivy.

Simi Fajemisin
Women's Indoor Track and Field
Junior, History and Literature, Oxford, U.K.
Named Female Most Outstanding Field Performer at the Ivy League Heptagonal Indoor Track and Field … Broke her own school record in the triple jump with a mark of 13.27m (43-6.50) … USTFCCCA All-American in the triple jump … Ivy League Heps champion in the triple jump … Placed fifth in the long jump at Heps.

Dean Farris
Men's Swimming and Diving
Junior, History & Science, Atlanta, Ga.
Has appeared at the NCAA Championships all three years while on campus and has earned All-America status each time... Won the 100 free and 100 back at the 2019 NCAA Championships, and earned All-America honors in six events (50 free, 100 free, 100 back, 200 free relay, 800 free relay, 200 medley) and Honorable Mention accolades in the 400 free relay… Also set the NCAA and American record with his opening leg of the 800 free relay at NCAAs… Picked up All-America recognition as a sophomore in two events (200 back, 200 free) and Honorable Mention in four races (50 free, 800 free, 200 free relay, 200 medley relay)… Captured All-America honors as a freshman in the 200 free and Honorable Mention recognition in the 200 back and 800 free relay… Won the Ivy League High Point Swimmer of the Meet award three times… Named to the Ivy League first team in 21 events (7 in each of his years at Harvard)…Is the school-record holder in the 50 free, 100 free, 200 free, 100 back and 200 back, while swimming on the top Harvard relay in the 200 medley, 400 medley, 200 free, 400 free and 800 free.

Adam Fox
Men's Ice Hockey
Junior, Psychology, Jericho, N.Y.
Fox (nine goals, 39 assists) is a Hobey Baker Award Hat Trick finalist, the 2019 Walter Brown Award winner, ECAC Hockey Player of the Year, ECAC Hockey First Team and Ivy League Player of the Year selection…Had a historically great season as one of the top blue liners in the nation…Currently the top scoring player and defenseman (per game) in the country with 1.45 points per game…Broke the school record for points by a Harvard defenseman in one season, set by Mark Fusco '83, who had 46 points (13-33-46) in 1982-83…A native of Jericho, N.Y., Fox became the fourth defenseman in Harvard history to reach 100 career points, joining Fusco (135 points), Mark Benning '87 (111 points), and Randy Taylor '87 (102 points). He is the first junior defenseman in college hockey to reach 100 points since Justin Schultz (Wisconsin) in 2011-12.

Nellie Ide
Women's Alpine Skiing
Sophomore, Psychology, Minneapolis, Minn.
Co-captain of the 2018-19 alpine team...2019 Academic All-Ivy selection...Appeared in all six carnivals for the Crimson...At the St. Lawrence Carnival (Jan. 11-12): took 31st in the giant slalom (16 pts), before taking 38th in the slalom to contribute a total 26 points towards Harvard's 10th place finish...At UNH Carnival (Jan. 18-19): finishined 16th in the giant slalom (15 pts), before taking 30th in the slalom (1 pt)...At UVM Carnival (Feb. 1-2): Took 16th overall in the giant slalom (15 pts), before placing 40th in the slalom...At Dartmouth Carnival (Feb. 8-9): Registered a 34th place finish in the slalom, with a 28th place in the giant glalom...At the Middlebury Carnival (Feb. 15-16): Placed 23rd in the giant slalom (6 pts), before taking 10th in the slalom (26 pts)...At the Bates Canival/EISA Regionals (Feb. 22-23): Took 17th in the giant slalom (13 pts), finishing the weekend with an 11th place finish in the slalom (24 pts). 

Gina Kennedy
Women's Squash
Junior, Psychology, Beckenham, U.K.
Captured second Ramsay Cup (Individual National Champion) in her third-consecutive appearance the match … Undefeated season (13 wins) … Unanimous All-Ivy First Team selection … Served as the team's No. 2 on the 2019 CSA Team National Championship team, which went undefeated on the season.

Maya Miklos
Women's Indoor Track and Field
Junior, Mathematics and Physics, Palo Alto, Calif.
Ivy League Heps Champion in the 500m with a time of 1:11.78 … Time of 1:11.78 broke the 500m program record by .93 seconds … Ran the fourth-fastest 300m time (38.91) in Harvard history at the BU Opener … Holds the No. 10 Harvard time in the 400m with her mark of 56.12 at H-Y-P … Ran the second-fastest time in program history in the 600m at the Penn Dual.

Lewis Zerter-Gossage
Men's Ice Hockey
Senior, Economics, Montreal, PQ
Team captain…ECAC Hockey Student-Athlete of the Year nominee…ECAC Hockey Player of the Week (Nov. 19)…Had his finest goal-scoring season for the Crimson, leading the team with 18 goals on the year…Recorded 24 points overall (18 goals, six assists)…Finished the season ninth in NCAA with an average of 0.55 goals per game.