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Women's Basketball All-Ivy -- 2013-14

Women's Basketball All-Ivy -- 2013-14

Photos courtesy of Penn Athletic Communications

PRINCETON, N.J. -- Since the Ivy League began naming a Defensive Player of the Year in 2008-09, it has never had one team sweep all three postseason awards.

Until now.

League-champion Penn took home Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year after a vote by the League's eight coaches. Quakers senior Alyssa Baron was named Player of the Year, while freshman Sydney Stipanovich was voted Defensive Player of the Year as well as a unanimous selection for Rookie of the Year.

It's just the eighth time that one team swept the "Of The Year" awards and the first since 2001-02, when Harvard received Player of the Year (Hana Peljto) and Rookie of the Year (Reka Cserny). Penn becomes just the third team to accomplish the feat, joining the Crimson and Dartmouth.

Baron (Miami), the 2010-11 Ivy League Rookie of the Year, led her team in scoring (14.6 ppg) and ranked fourth in the League in that category. She finished in double figures 19 times this season, including a game-high 23 in her team's 80-64 win at Princeton to clinch the Ivy title. She was named Player of the Week twice to give her nine such honors for her career, tied for sixth all-time in League history.

Baron was also unanimously selected to the All-Ivy first team for the second-straight year, her fourth-straight All-Ivy honor. She gives Penn six Player of the Year honors and the first since Jewel Clark in 2003-04. She is the 13th player in Ivy League history to receive both Player and Rookie of the Year through the course of her career and the second Quaker to accomplish the feat, joining Diana Caramanico.

Stipanovich (St. Louis) became a starter with 15 games remaining in the season and the team promptly went 14-1 to close out its season. Over those final 15 games, Stipanovich averaged 12.9 points, 9.3 rebounds and 4.1 blocks per game. She became the first freshman in Ivy League history to be named Player of the Week four times, and her eight Rookie of the Week awards ranks sixth in the League record book.

Stipanovich is the third Quaker to be named Rookie of the Year and the first to be a unanimous selection. The last time a Penn player took home Rookie of the Year honors was Baron in 2010-11. Stipanovich also becomes Penn's first-ever Defensive Player of the Year and the first Ivy ever to earn two postseason awards in the same year.

Baron was the only Quaker named to the first team, but not the only unanimous selection, as Harvard senior guard Christine Clark (Tucson, Ariz.) also received nothing but first-team votes. Clark led the League in scoring with 16.8 points per game, including 11 contests in which she scored 20 or more points. Clark takes home her third-straight first-team All-Ivy honor and her first as a unanimous choice.

Harvard placed two on the first team, as Clark was joined by junior forward Temi Fagbenle (London). Last year's Rookie of the Year averaged 12.9 points and a League-best 9.4 rebounds per game, leading the League with 11 double-doubles. She receives her first career first team honor after being named to the second team last season.

A pair of junior guards round out the rest of the first team in Princeton's Blake Dietrick (Wellesley, Mass.) and Yale's Sarah Halejian (Wyckoff, N.J.).

Dietrick had a career year, setting personal bests in scoring (14.4 ppg), rebounding (4.2 rpg), assists (3.1 apg), field goal percentage (47.4) and free throw percentage (84.6). She currently ranks first in the League and 18th in the nation amongst guards in field goal percentage.

Halejian, the 2011-12 Ivy League Rookie of the Year, is named to the first team for the second-straight season. She ranked third in the League in scoring, averaging a personal-best 15.5 points per game. She scored in double-figures in 22 of her team's 28 games, including six contests with at least 20 points.

League champion Penn placed two on the All-Ivy second team, as junior forward Kara Bonenberger (Walnutport, Pa.) joined Stipanovich and earned her first career All-Ivy honor. It is the first time since 2000-01 that three Quakers received All-Ivy accolades in the same year.

Brown senior guard Lauren Clarke (Colts Neck, N.J.), Cornell senior forward Allyson DiMagno (Fairport, N.Y.) and Princeton senior guard/forward Kristen Helmstetter (Bridgewater, N.J.) were all named to the second team for the second-straight season. For DiMagno, it marked her third-consecutive All-Ivy honor.

A pair of Big Green earned Honorable Mention status in senior guard Nicola Zimmer (Chevy Chase, Md.) and sophomore forward Lakin Roland (Jeffersonville, Ind.). It marks the first time that Dartmouth had two All-Ivy performers since 2008-09, when three Big Green were honored. Brown junior guard Sophie Bikofsky (Newton, Mass.) and Princeton sophomore forward Alex Wheatley (Upper Holland, Pa.) each took home their first career All-Ivy honors.

Alyssa Baron, Penn (Sr., G – Miami)

*Sydney Stipanovich, Penn (Fr., C – St. Louis)

Sydney Stipanovich, Penn (Fr., C – St. Louis)

*Alyssa Baron, Penn (Sr., G – Miami)
*Christine Clark, Harvard (Sr., G – Tucson, Ariz.)
Blake Dietrick, Princeton (Jr., G – Wellesley, Mass.)
Temi Fagbenle, Harvard (Jr., F – London)
Sarah Halejian, Yale (Jr., G – Wyckoff, N.J.)

Kara Bonenberger, Penn (Jr., F – Walnutport, Pa.)
Lauren Clarke, Brown (Sr., G – Colts Neck, N.J.)
Allyson DiMagno, Cornell (Sr., F – Fairport, N.Y.)
Kristen Helmstetter, Princeton (Sr., G/F – Bridgewater, N.J.)
Sydney Stipanovich, Penn (Fr., C – St. Louis)

Sophie Bikofsky, Brown (Jr., G – Newton, Mass.)
Lakin Roland, Dartmouth (So., F – Jeffersonville, Ind.)
Alex Wheatley, Princeton (So., F – Upper Holland, Pa.)
Nicola Zimmer, Dartmouth (Sr., G – Chevy Chase, Md.)

*Unanimous Selection