HANOVER, N.H. — The Ivy League released its list of Academic All-Ivy selections for the fall this week with 10 Dartmouth student-athletes earning the honor. The award is reserved for starters and key reserves on a varsity team.
Each season during the academic year, the Ivy League recognizes student-athletes that make a major contribution to their team while maintaining at least a 3.0 grade-point average. The student-athletes earning the honor for the Big Green feature a trio of two-time selections in women's soccer player Emma Brush (Grosse Pointe Park, Mich.), women's tennis player Sarah Leonard (Norwalk, Conn.) and cross country runner Abbey D'Agostino (Topsfield, Mass.). In all, six Big Green seniors and four juniors earned the award.
Brush, a two-time captain and English major, led the Dartmouth women's soccer team to a second-place finish in the Ivy League and was a first-team All-Ivy selection in 2012. A second-team All-Mid-Atlantic Region selection, Brush led the Big Green in scoring with seven goals and five assists as a senior.
D'Agostino, a junior psychology major, took runner-up honors at the 2012 NCAA Cross Country national championship, earning first team All-America honors. D’Agostino was also named USTFCCCA Female Northeast Region Athlete of the Year and won the Northeast Regional for the second consecutive season.
Leonard, a senior majoring in philosophy, is Dartmouth’s number-one singles player. Last spring, she earned All-Ivy honors for the third time in three years, being named to the first team for the first time.
The Big Green football team landed two on the Academic All-Ivy team. Senior Garrett Wymore (Palos Verdes Peninsula, Calif.), an economics and neuroscience double major, was eighth on the squad in tackles, registering at least one tackle in each game this fall, and had four tackles for a loss for a total of 47 yards. Teammate Michael Runger (Lisle, Ill.) is a junior economics major and a first-team All-Ivy selection. Runger led the Dartmouth defense with an Ivy League-best 98 tackles and recorded 17 tackles in the win at Princeton, the most by an Ivy League player all season.
Junior Elisa Scudder (Ashburn, Va.) represented the volleyball team. The government major was an all-tournament selection in all three of Dartmouth's preseason tournaments and was 10th among her conference counterparts in hitting percentage (.283) and blocks per set (0.74) in Ivy League action.
Phil Royer (Portsmouth, R.I.) from the cross country team is a senior engineering major. Royer battled back from an injury last year for a successful fall campaign, earning first-team All-Ivy by virtue of his sixth-place finish at the Heptagonal Championships.
Senior field hockey player Lisa Masini (Ann Arbor, Mich.) concluded her collegiate career in fitting fashion. A first-team All-Ivy selection and Dartmouth's Most Valuable Player, the neuroscience major earned NFHCA All-Northeast Region second-team honors. Masini was also selected to play at the NFCA Division I Senior Game at the 2012 NCAA Championship.Rounding out the Dartmouth selections are men’s soccer co-captain Teo Larsson-Sax (Kalmar, Sweden) and men’s tennis player Cameron Ghorbani (Lexington, Mass.). Larsson-Sax, a philosophy major, led the Big Green to a 9-7 overall record and 5-2 mark in league play this fall, earning second-team All-Ivy honors. Ghorbani, an economics major, played No. 3 singles last spring and helped the Big Green to set a school record for victories with 18 wins.