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Benzan Earns All-Ivy First Team Honors; Nunley Garners Honorable Mention

Benzan Earns All-Ivy First Team Honors; Nunley Garners Honorable Mention

Freshman guard Katie Benzan earned All-Ivy League first team honors, the first freshman in program history since Reka Cserny (2001-02) to earn a spot on the All-Ivy League first team as a freshman.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. –
Harvard women's basketball freshman Katie Benzan has been honored as an All-Ivy League first team selection in a vote by the conference's eight head coaches. Senior forward and co-captain Destiny Nunley earned All-Ivy League honorable mention.

Benzan is the first student-athlete in program history since Reka Cserny (2001-02) to earn a spot on the All-Ivy League first team as a freshman. Benzan led the team in scoring during the regular season with an average of 13.6 points per game (6th Ivy League), and led the league with 4.1 assists per game. She was particularly effective beyond the three-point arc, as Benzan hit an Ivy-best 77 three-pointers on the season (77-195, 39.5%, 3rd Ivy League) and is just three shy of the school record held by Erin Maher (80 in 1990-91). Benzan is also one of the nation's best free-throw shooters, hitting 64-of-68 (94.1%) from the charity stripe.

Stepping into a new role as a senior, Nunley had a standout regular season for Harvard, setting career highs in virtually every statistical category. Nunley averaged 11.4 points per game and a team-best 7.3 rebounds per game. She is one of the Ivy League's best shot-blockers, with an average of 1.7 per game (4th, Ivy League), helping Harvard near its single season record for blocks in a season.

Harvard (20-7, 8-6 Ivy League) begins postseason play this weekend at the inaugural Ivy League Tournament, held at The Palestra in Philadelphia, Pa. Harvard will take on second-seeded Princeton in a semifinal contest at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday (March 11) in a game that will air on ESPN3. 

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