10 Bulldogs Earn Spring Academic All-Ivy Recognition

The flags at Dewitt Family Field (Ken Yanagisawa photo)
The flags at Dewitt Family Field (Ken Yanagisawa photo)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The Ivy League released its list of student-athletes selected for 2013 Academic All-Ivy honors in its spring sports, and 10 Bulldogs were recognized. The 10 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 selections:

Margaret Ayers, Sr., Rowing, Biomedical engineering (Portland, Maine)
Coxed Yale's varsity four to silver medal at Ivy League Championship; coxed second varsity eight to fifth-place finish in grand final at NCAA Championship.

Sarah Guzick, Sr., Tennis, Political Science (Greer, S.C.)
Named team's Most Improved Player; played Nos. 5 and 6 singles; helped Bulldogs to Ivy title and berth in the NCAA Tournament.

Daniel Hoffman, Sr., Tennis, Economics (Atherton, Calif.)
Second-team All-Ivy in singles and doubles; 112 career singles victories are the most in program history.

Bradley Kushner, Sr., Golf, Mollecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology (Mendham, N.J.)
Team captain; GCAA All-Northeast Region selection; six top-10 individual finishes.

Heather May, Sr., Coed Sailing, American Studies (Newport Beach, Calif.)
Finalist For New England Crew of the Year; first-team All-New England.

Dakota McCoy, Sr., Outdoor Track & Field, Biology (Wexford, Pa.)
Rhodes Scholar; hurdler and thrower for the Bulldogs; recipient of the Kiphuth Student-Athlete Distinction Award, presented to the female student-athletes who ranks highest in scholarship; earned two varsity awards.

Jennifer Ong, Sr., Softball, History of Art (Bethesda, Md.)
Senior CLASS Award candidate; tied for fourth in school history with 33 career doubles.

Thomas Swartz, Sr., Lightweight Crew, Economics (Chevy Chase, Md.)
Sat in the No. 6 seat for the varsity eight that finished second at Eastern Sprints and the IRA Championship.

Matthew Thwaites, Sr., Outdoor Track & Field, Economics/Politics (Burlington, Vt.)
Academic All-District Selection; Finished fifth in the 10,000m run at the outdoor IC4A Championship; has the ninth fastest 10k time in school history.

Kirby Zdrill, Sr., Lacrosse, Psychology (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)
Second-team All-Ivy; selected for USILA North‐South All‐Star Game; ranked fourth in Division I in shooting percentage (.500).