Women’s Ice Hockey Leads With 18 All-Academic Honorees

Harvard women's hockey led all ECAC programs with 18 All-Academic nods (Gil Talbot).

The Harvard women’s ice hockey team had the largest number of representatives on the 2009-10 ECAC Hockey All-Academic Team, placing 18 student-athletes on the roster, the league announced Thursday. The Crimson upped its total from last season by two as 16 members of the 2008-09 squad received league academic honors.  

2009-10 captain Kathryn Farni led the way for Harvard, picking up her fourth All-Academic nod, seniors Jen Brawn and Randi Griffin picked up their third honors and classmates Anna McDonald and Christina Kessler joined the list for the second time. Rising seniors Katharine Chute, Deborah Conway, Kate Buesser and Leanna Coskren made the All-Academic team for the third time while classmates Kylie Stephens and Liza Ryabkina earned their first distinctions. Alisa Baumgartner was the lone Harvard rising junior to make the squad and rising sophomores Jillian Dempsey, Laura Bellamy, Margaret Chute, Hilary Hayssen, Kelsey Romatoski and Josephine Pucci earned their first academic honors.

Players are eligible for the All-Academic team if they earn a cumulative grade point average of at least a 3.00 on a 4.00 scale or have a GPA over 3.00 over the past three semesters. In all, 136 student-athletes were named to the 2009-10 All-Academic squad.