April 13, 2011

Ivy League Releases 2011 Winter Academic All-Ivy Recipients

Ten Yale Student Athletes Honored

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The Ivy League has released its list of student-athletes selected for 2011 All-Ivy Academic honors in winter sports. The 80 men and women, including 10 from Yale, were starters or key reserves on an officially recognized varsity team with 3.0 or better cumulative grade point averages.

The 10 Bulldogs honored were:

Jeff Anderson, Sr., Men’s Hockey, Economics major (Port Coquitlam, B.C.)
Scored three goals and added two assists; Limited to 11 games due to injury; Helped the Bulldogs to No. 1 national ranking, the 2011 ECAC Tournament title and a berth in NCAA Tournament.

Michelle Cashen, Jr., Women’s Basketball, Film Studies (Belle Harbor, N.Y)
Honorable mention All-Ivy; Led team in rebounding (6.8 rpg).

Adam Fields, Jr., Men’s Fencing, Psychology (Jericho, N.Y.)
Placed 16th in men’s sabre at the 2011 NCAA Regionals.

Tasha Garcia, Sr., Women’s Fencing, Art (Staten Island, N.Y.)
NCAA qualifier in epee; Went 9-9 at the 2011 Ivy League Championships.

Alex Gornitzky, Sr., Men’s Swimming, Biology (Toms River, N.J.)
Finished 12th in both the 100 and 200 backstroke at the 2011 Ivy League Championships.

Annie Killian, Sr., Women’s Swimming, English (Nashville, Tenn.)
Team captain; Finished 17th in the 1,650 free at the 2011 Ivy League Championships.

Matt Lee, Sr., Men’s Swimming, Biology (Novi, Mich.)
Tenth in 1,000 free at the 2011 Ivy League Championships and 11th in 1,650 free.

Raffi Mantilla, Sr., Men’s Basketball, Political Science (Mundelein, Ill.)
Appeared in first 16 games before an injury ended his season; Shot 33.3 percent from three-point range; Scored 12 points in win over Albany.

Jackee Snikeris, Sr., Women’s Hockey, History of Science, History of Medicine (Downingtown, Pa.)
ECAC Hockey Goalie of the Year; First-team All-ECAC Hockey; ECAC Hockey Student Athlete of the Year.

Sarah Toomey, Sr., Women’s Squash, Political Science (Norwich, Vt.)
All-Ivy selection; Played mostly in the No. 3 spot for the Bulldogs, who won both the Ivy League and Howe Cup team titles.

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