Spring Academic All-Ivy Announced

The flags at Dewitt Family Field (Ken Yanagisawa photo)

Ten Yale Student-Athletes Honored

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The Ivy League has released its list of student-athletes selected for 2011-12 Academic All-Ivy honors in its spring sports, and 10 Yale student athletes were recognized. The 10 men and women were starters or key reserves on an officially recognized varsity team with 3.0 or better cumulative grade point averages. Each Ivy institution nominated five men and women from its eligible student-athletes.

Here are Yale's honorees:

Erik Blumenkranz, Sr., Men’s Tennis, Economics (Portola Valley, Calif.)
Team captain; played mostly in the No. 4 singles spot in the spring; had a 13-10 doubles record.

Lily Boettcher, Sr., Women’s Golf, American Studies (Tulso, Okla.)
Team captain; tied for 25th at the Ivy League Championship with a 255 (85-88-82).

Dara Dickson, Sr., Women’s Rowing, Anthropology/Italian (Lafayette, Calif.)
Sat in the varsity eight for the third straight season; helped the Bulldogs to a fourth-place finish at the Ivy League Championship.

David Kahan, Sr., Men’s Rowing, Modern Middle Eastern Studies (Arlington, Va.)
Helped the Yale varsity eight to a bronze medal at the IRA National Championship.

Steph Kent, Sr., Women’s Tennis, Psychology (Washington Depot, Conn.)
Captained the Bulldogs to the Ivy League title; went undefeated in doubles in Ivy play.

Jonathan Martin, Sr., Men’s Rowing, History/International Studies (Harpenden, England)
Sat in the varsity eight that finished 12th in the nation at the IRA regatta.

Michael Pratt, Sr., Men’s Lacrosse, Economics (Garden City, N.Y.)
Honorable mention All-Ivy; first team All-New England; team captain; finished with seven goals, 52 groundballs and eight caused turnovers.

Lindsey Raymond, Sr., Women’s Track & Field, Economics (Acton, Mass.)
Earned All-East recognition; placed fourth in the 10,000m at the Ivy League Outdoor Heptagonal Championships.

Eric Shultz, Sr., Baseball, Economics (Beverly Hills, Calif.)
Went 5-2 with two saves, a 2.13 ERA and 29 strikeouts; led Yale pitching staff in wins and appearances (25).

Virginia Waldrop, Sr., Softball, Humanities (Houston)
Appeared in 42 games, starting 40; recorded two doubles, five RBI and a career-high 11 runs.

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