June 3, 2009

Ten Bulldogs Earn Spring Academic All-Ivy Distinctions

June 3, 2009

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Ten Yale student-athletes were honored today, as the Ivy League released its list of those selected for Academic All-Ivy recognition in spring sports. Eligible student-athletes include all starters or key reserves on officially recognized varsity teams that have maintained a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Jeff Dawson, the senior captain of the men's tennis team, was a second team All-Ivy selection in the 2009 season, playing primarily at the Bulldogs' No. 1 singles position. The St. Charles, Ill. native was a member of the recently graduated class of 2009, leaving New Haven with a degree in Political Science.

Second team All-Ivy and All-New England defender Will Gano (Summit, N.J.) represents the Yale men's lacrosse team on the Academic All-Ivy roster. Gano, the Bulldogs' Defensive Player of the Year, graduated last month with a History degree.

Another recently graduated senior on the list is Brandon Josselyn, the 2009 Ivy League Pitcher of the Year and a first team All-Ivy selection. Josselyn, a resident of Hanson, Mass., went 5-3 with a 4.29 ERA and 51 strikeouts in 56.2 innings as the ace of the Yale rotation. Josselyn, a Humanities major, was also co-recipient of the Martin I.J. Griffin Award as the Bulldog baseball squad's top senior scholar-athlete.

Graduated senior Mikkel Krenchel (Bagsvaerd, Denmark) was a member of the Yale lightweight crew team's No. 5 nationally-ranked varsity eight. The Bulldogs' lightweight crew took home the Durand, Vogel and Joy Cups in the 2009 spring season. Academically, Krenchel earned a degree in Sociology.

The lone Yale junior to make the list was golfer Ben Wescoe, who won the individual ECAC Championship this season. Wescoe, who will captain the golf team in 2010, was also an All-Ivy selection for his performance at the Ivy League Championship. The La Jolla, Calif. resident is a History of Art major.

Softball team captain Megan Enyeart, a Goleta, Calif. resident, appears on the list for the second time in her career. She was an All-Ivy honorable mention this season, and earned first team laurels in 2006. Enyeart, who graduated with a degree in Architecture in May, is Yale's all-time leader with 40 career doubles. She batted .306 with three home runs and 30 RBI as a senior.

Christine Glandorf (Boston, Mass.), a member of the women's crew Varsity Eight boat that won the Eastern Sprints and the Ivy League Title in 2009, earns Academic All-Ivy laurels as a recent graduate with a degree in History. Glandorf and the Bulldogs most recently finished third at the NCAA Championships this past weekend.

Another recent graduate of the History department, Janet Kim adds an Academic All-Ivy distinction to her five career First Team All-Ivy selections. The 2008 Ivy League Player of the Year, who resides in Palisades Park, N.J., was a four-time first team honoree as a singles player and a 2008 first team selection as a doubles player.

Natasha Spackey, the third 2009 team captain on the list, represents the women's golf program. The recent graduate from Humacao, Puerto Rico, who earned a degree in Political Science, finished 20th at the 2009 Ivy League Championship to help Yale to a second-place finish.

Rounding out the list is women's lacrosse star Jenn Warden, a recent graduate from Edgemont, Pa. Warden led the Bulldogs with 43 goals in 2009, the third-highest total in the Ivy League, en route to All-Ivy and All-Northeast Region laurels. She graduated with a History degree as a member of the Yale Class of 2009.