Carrabino, Feaster to be Honored as Legends of Ivy League Basketball

Carrabino, Feaster to be Honored as Legends of Ivy League Basketball

Allison Feaster '98 and Joe Carrabino '84 will be honored as Harvard first Legends of Ivy League Basketball.

The Ivy League will honor Joe Carrabino '84 and Allison Feaster '98 this weekend at the inaugural Ivy League Tournament as Harvard's first Legends of Ivy League Basketball, the conference announced today (March 6). The Ivy League has chosen to honor one male and one female from each institution who contributed significantly to and left a lasting impact on their respective basketball programs and communities. Formal recognition of each honoree will take place during halftime of Harvard's semifinal games on March 11 at The Palestra.

A three-time Ivy League Player of the Year and four-time First-Team All-Ivy selection, Allison Feaster is inarguably one of the greatest women's basketball players to ever don an Ivy League uniform. She was tabbed the Ivy League Rookie of the Year in 1994-95 and set numerous career records at Harvard including points (2,312), rebounds (1,157), offensive rebounds (440), steals (290), field goals made (771) and free throws made (475).

Feaster led the Crimson to three-straight Ivy League titles in 1995-96, 1996-97 and 1997-98, though her senior year, in which she led the nation in scoring, was highlighted by arguably her greatest on-court accomplishment. Feaster and her Harvard teammates pulled off the greatest upset in NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Tournament history, when the sixteenth-seeded Crimson beat top-seeded Stanford in the first round of the tournament, 71-67. The feat is still the only time that a sixteen-seed has upset a one-seed in either men's and women's NCAA Division I basketball tournament history. The four-year letterwinner was the 1998 Radcliffe Prize Recipient, awarded to Harvard's most outstanding female senior student-athlete. Feaster was inducted into the Harvard Varsity Club Hall of Fame in 2013.

The Crimson's all-time leading scorer with 1,880 points, Joe Carrabino was the first Harvard men's basketball player ever selected as Ivy League Rookie of the Year in 1980-81 and Ivy League Player of the Year in 1983-84. He is one of three student-athletes to have earned a Player of the Year nod with the Crimson. Carrabino boasts Harvard's second-highest career scoring average at 18.4 points per game and claims a school record 708 career field goals.

Carrabino was a two-time First-Team All-Ivy honoree and became Harvard's first non-academic All-America selection since 1945-46 as an Associated Press All-America Honorable Mention during his senior campaign in 1984-85. He was also recognized as a CoSIDA First-Team Academic All-American as a senior. For his on-court efforts, Carrabino was inducted into the Harvard Varsity Club Hall of Fame in 2002.