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Ten Student-Athletes Earn Spring Academic All-Ivy Honors

Courtesy: Dartmouth
Release: 06/19/2013
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PRINCETON, N.J. – On Tuesday, the Ivy League office released its annual list of student-athletes selected for Academic All-Ivy honors in spring sports. Ten members of Dartmouth varsity were presented with the accolade.

Each spring, student-athletes that make a major contribution to their team and are able to maintain a 3.0 grade-point average are eligible for Academic All-Ivy honors. Among the members of the Big Green to earn recognition were five seniors, three juniors and a pair of sophomores.

Junior Abbey D'Agostino was recognized for the third time, while classmate Jeff Keller and seniors Connor Reilly and Josh Konieczny were selected for the second time in their respective careers. The other six student-athletes were first-time recipients.

D’Agostino, fresh off a victory in the 5000m at the 2013 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships, excelled in the classroom as a psychology major. To go along with the win in Eugene in early June, the Topsfield, Mass., native also captured national titles in the 3000m and 5000m at the indoor national championship meet in March. D’Agostino was also named the 2013 USTFCCCA National Women’s Indoor Track Athlete of the Year in addition to several other national accolades.

During a breakout season offensively for the Big Green on the diamond, Keller, was named an all-academic player for the second straight year.  The Atherton, Calif., native is majoring in economics and earned First Team Academic All-America distinction. On the field, Keller was named first-team All-Ivy League as he led Division I in doubles per game and ranked tops in the conference in six offensive categories.

Reilly, the team MVP for the men’s track & field team, earned the accolade for the second consecutive spring. The psychology major, set school records in the indoor 60m (6.75) and outdoor 200m (21.75). Reilly also scored in both 100m and 200m at Ivy League Outdoor Heptagonal Championship.

Kocieczny, a senior captain of men’s lightweight crew, saw success on the water and in the classroom as an economics major. In the spring, Kocieczny led the squad to their fourth straight IRA National Championship appearance, where the Big Green finished fourth. This season also saw him earn the Harbaugh Oar Award as the team’s most valuable player.

Senior Sarah Rutter, a captain for the women’s crew team and three-time Collegiate Rowing Coaches of America Scholar Athlete, was tabbed Academic All-Ivy for the first time. The English major was given the team’s Warren C. Nagle Award.

Senior Courtney Bennett capped a stellar career with the women’s lacrosse team in 2013. The psychology major was a tri-captain for the Big Green, earning third-team All-America honors. The Darien, Conn., native also received first-team All-Ivy accolades and first-team All-Northeast Region honors as a senior. In her final year on campus, she tallied 13 goals, had nine assists and led the team with 56 draw controls as she guided the Big Green back to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

Men’s golfer James Pleat, an economics major, earned first-team All-Ivy League honors for the first time in his collegiate career in 2013 with a fourth-place finish at the conference championship. The Granite State native was named Division I PING All-Northeast Region for the second straight season.

Junior Alex St. Romain, an environmental studies major, backstopped a dominant Big Green pitching staff as the regular starting catcher for the softball team this past spring. On the diamond, she hit .231 with two doubles, two triples and a pair of homers. The Chatham, N.J., native scored 13 runs and had 15 RBI’s as Dartmouth won the North Division title.

Sophomore Phil Hession had a breakout season for the Big Green men’s lacrosse team. Hession set a single-season program record with 94 groundballs. During his second season under head coach Andrew Towers, the Canton, Mass., native scored five goals and added a pair of assists.

Sophomore Deirdre Lambert capped a historic 2012-13 season on the water by earning Academic All-Ivy honors for the first time. The Cumberland, Maine, native led the women’s sailing team to its fourth ICSA National Championship and the program’s seventh title overall. Lambert was named an ICSA All-American for the second straight season and she also became the first Big Green sailor to earn the Quantum College Women’s Sailor of the Year award.

Dartmouth's 10 Spring Academic All-Ivy
Abbey D'Agostino Connor Reilly Jeff Keller Sarah Rutter Courtney Bennett
Josh Konieczny 
James Pleat Alex St. Romain Phil Hession Deirdre Lambert Josh Konieczny
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