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January 30, 2014

Three Women's Basketball Ivies Earn Capital One Academic All-District Honors

CoSIDA Capital One Women's Basketball Academic All-District® Release

Portions courtesy of Brown, Cornell and Harvard Athletic Communications

PRINCETON, N.J. -- Three Ivies were named to the Capital One Academic All-District® 1 first team, it was announced today. Brown senior Lauren Clarke, Cornell senior Allyson DiMagno and Harvard senior Christine Clark now advance to the Academic All-America Team ballot, where first-, second- and third-team All-America honorees will be selected later this month.  

The 2013-14 Capital One Academic All-District teams, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), recognize the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom.   

Clarke, Brown's leading scorer, also ranks second overall in the Ivy League with 16.4 points per game and third with 39 three-pointers.  On January 3 against New Hampshire, she tallied a career-high 28 points and has scored in double figures in 14-of-16 contests this season. A 2012-13 second-team All-Ivy honoree, Clarke ranks 11th on Brown's all-time scoring list with 1,122 points and currently sits atop the record book with 178 career treys.

DiMagno becomes the first-ever three-time Academic All-District honoree in the history of the Cornell women's basketball program. A two-time Ivy League Player of the Week, DiMagno leads the Big Red and is sixth in the Ivy League in scoring (13.8). She also ranks first on the team and third in the conference in rebounding (7.5). The Big Red forward has 24 career double-doubles, including 16 last year, the highest single-season total in Ivy League history since Columbia's Judie Lomax recorded 21 in 2009-10. DiMagno currently ranks 10th overall in Cornell history for career points (1,160), is second overall for career rebounds (815), and holds the school record for career defensive rebounds (516) and career offensive rebounds (299).

Clark paces the Crimson with 16.4 points per game, shooting 38.7 percent from the field and pulling down 4.5 rebounds. In the classroom, the captain from Tucson, Ariz., owns a 3.34 cumulative GPA in the concentration of psychology. A two-time All-Ivy first team member, Clark ranks No. 7 all-time in the Harvard record book with 1,478 career points.