Dozens Honored For Classroom Diligence


Even after graduating, Brown throwing star Brynn Smith continues to sweep up awards.

In what must be the final award of the 2010-11 academic season, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) has doled out its annual academic awards and 59 Ivy Leaguers earned plaudits. That includes two Ivy graduates competing elsewhere as graduate students.

To qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic track & field team, a student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 and have met either of the following athletic standards:

For the indoor season, a student-athlete must have finished the regular season ranked in the national top 96 in an individual event or ranked in the national top 48 (collective listing) in a relay event on the official NCAA POP list provided by TFRRS.org.

For the outdoor season, a student-athlete must have participated in any round of the NCAA Division I Championships (including preliminary rounds).

The Ivy honorees:

Brown University
Samantha Adelberg (Sr., Washington, D.C.)
Gabriela Baiter (Sr., Greenlawn, N.Y.)
Rachel Biblo (Sr., Thiensville, Wis.)
Dan Lowry (Jr., Plymouth Meeting, Pa.)
Kesley Ramsey (Sr., Franklin Lakes, N.J.)
Brynn Smith (Sr., Saco, Maine)

Columbia University
Jacqueline Drouin (Sr., Lawrenceville, Ga.)
Emily Lanois (Soph., South Hamilton, Mass.)
Brendan Martin (Sr., Smithtown, N.Y.)
Mike Murphy (Soph., Bloomfield Hills, Mich.)
Queen Okeke (Soph., Irving, Texas)
Paul Snyder (Soph., San Antonio, Texas)
Noelle Van Rysselberghe (Soph., Portland, Ore.)
Laura Vogel (Sr., Mercer Island, Wash.)

Cornell University
Chris Arlinghaus (Jr., North Olmstead, Ohio)
Bob Belden (Jr., Indianapolis, Ind.)
Josh Cusick (Jr., San Jose, Calif.)
Adrien Dannemiller (Sr., Martinsville, Ind.)
Nate Edelman (Sr., Memphis, Tenn.)
Molly Glantz (Jr., Barrington, Ill.)
Dan Hagberg (Jr., St. Charles, Ill.)
Drew Hart (Sr., Ithaca, N.Y.)
Nick Huber (Jr., Leopold, Ind.)
Kelsey Karys (Soph., Newton, Mass.)
Katie Kellner (Soph., West Windsor, N.J.)
Janel Parker (Jr., Freehold, N.J.)

Dartmouth College
Abbey D’Agostino (Fr., Topsfield, Mass.)
Dave Irving (Sr., Manchester, N.H.)
Alexi Pappas (Jr., Alameda, Calif.)
Tom Robbins (Sr., Evanston, Ill.)
Chris Roe (Sr., Berwyn, Pa.)
Phil Royer (Soph., Portsmouth, R.I.)
Alex Tanner (Sr., Baltimore, Md.)
Arianna Vailas (Fr., Manchester, N.H.)
Jaclyn Wypler (Sr., Ridgewood, N.J.)

Harvard University
Dan Chenoweth (Sr., Geneseo, Ill.)
Brian Hill (Sr., Oradell, N.J.)
Mary Hirst (Soph., Knoxville, Tenn.)
Kailyn Kuzmuk (Jr., Tinley Park, Ill.)
Claire Richardson (Sr., St. Paul, Minn.)

Princeton University
Mark Amirault (Sr., Walpole, Mass.)
Samantha Anderson (Fr., Plano, Texas)
Alex Banfich (Jr., Plymouth, Ind.)
Peter Callahan (Soph., Evanston, Ill.)
Sarah Cummings (Sr., Newport Beach, Calif.)
Mike Eddy (Sr., Asheboro, N.C.)
Ashley Higginson (Sr., Colts Neck, N.J.)
Dion Lehman (Sr., Chambersburg, Pa.)
Emma Ruggiero (Sr., Greenbank, Wash.)
Nilan Schnure (Jr., Bethesda, Md.)
Trevor Van Ackeren (Jr., Bethlehem, Pa.)
Tory Worthen (Soph., Holland, Pa.)

Note: Two Princeton graduates were also on the list — Liz Costello (Tennessee) and Justin Frick (Oregon).

Yale University
Matthew Bogdan (Sr., Latham, N.Y.)
Annelies Gamble (Soph., Woodbridge, Conn.)
Nihal Kayali (Soph., La Jolla, Calif.)
Elizabeth Marvin (Soph., Rhinebeck, N.Y.)
John Van Deventer (Sr., Surrey, England)

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