Twelve Ivies Named to 2010-11 At-Large Academic All-District Teams
PRINCETON, N.J. -- The 2010-11 Capital One Academic All-District® Men's and Women's At-Large (Sports) Teams, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America, have been released to recognize the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performance athletically and in the classroom. The list of honorees includes 12 Ivy League student-athletes.
On the Women's At-Large District 1 first team are a pair of Ivies including Casey Kelsey (Lyme, N.H.) of Brown and Maddie Pearsall (LaGrange, Ill.) of Cornell. Kelsey is a senior with a 3.88 GPA as a double major in biology and economics and is the six-seat for Brown's varsity 8 boat. She helped lead the Bears back to the NCAA Championships for the 15th-consecutive year. Pearsall is a senior gymnast who carries a 3.96 GPA as an information science, systems and technology major. She has now earned first team All-District honors on three occasions.
Courtney Hammond (Mercer Island, Wash.) of Dartmouth as well as the Harvard duo of Kate Mills (Sacramento, Calif.) and Noam Mills (Kfar Saba, Israel) were named to the Women's At-Large District 1 second team. Hammond is a senior skier with a 3.87 GPA as a psychology major who earned five All-America accolades during her Big Green career. Kate Mills, a senior swimmer who earned the Career High Point Swimmer Award at the 2011 Ivy League Championships, is an economics major with a 3.86 GPA. Noam Mills, a junior fencer who has three NCAA Championship runner-up finishes in epee to her credit, also has a 3.86 GPA as an economics major.
In District 2 on the women's side, Princeton crew member Ashton Brown (Calgary, Alberta) earned second team honors. The senior holds a 3.69 GPA as an economics major.
Yale's Johnathan Falcone (Flemington, N.J.) and Dartmouth's Eric Parker (Anchorage, Alaska) headline the list of men's honorees as District 1 first team selections. Falcone, a senior on the Bulldog lacrosse team who earned second team All-Ivy honors in 2011, boasts a 3.79 GPA as an economics major. Parker is a junior skier with a 3.86 GPA as an engineering major. He was the top-ranked Nordic skier in the East this winter as the Eastern Intercollegiate Skiing Association (EISA) points leader.
Rounding out the Ivy League's 2010-11 honorees are Cornell's Evan Bernstein (Boca Raton, Fla.), Jonathan Holbrook of Yale (Dunkirk, Md.), Justin Kerber (Emmetsburg, Iowa) of Cornell and Brown's Harry Zolnierczyk (Toronto, Ontario) who were all named to the District 1 second team.
Bernstein posted a 3.82 GPA as an applied economics and management major and the senior also led the Big Red men's tennis team to its first Ivy League title. As a junior, Holbrook carries a 3.95 GPA as a Russian and Eastern European studies double major, captained the Bulldog foil team and helped Yale to a runner-up showing at the 2011 Ivy League Championship. A three-time NCAA qualifier and first team All-Ivy selection, Kerber, a senior, carries a 3.83 GPA as an applied economics and management major. Also a senior, Zolnierczyk was the 2011 Ivy League Men's Ice Hockey Player of the Year and led the Bears in scoring with 31 points. He has a 3.57 GPA as an economics major.
First-team Academic All-District® honorees Kelsey, Pearsall, Falcone and Parker advance to the national Capital One Academic All-America® Team ballot, where First, Second and Third Team Academic All-America® honorees will be selected later this month.