PRINCETON, N.J. – Ten Dartmouth student-athletes were honored with Academic All-Ivy recognition for the 2016 spring season, the league office announced Wednesday afternoon.
To qualify for a spot on the conference’s top academic team during the spring, a student-athlete must make a major contribution to their team in addition to maintaining at least a 3.0 grade point average.
Members of the Class of 2016 were prominently featured, capturing nine of the 10 spots on the list, including four individuals who also earned the distinction during 2015.
Seniors Duncan Robinson (baseball), Brian Masterson (men’s track & field), Katie McEachern (softball) and Dana Giordano (women’s track & field) were all recognized for the second time in as many seasons.
The 10 Dartmouth student-athletes listed in alphabetical order with key information are as follows:
Men’s Golf / Senior / West Windsor, N.J. / Economics
- 3.71 GPA
- Earned Second Team All-Ivy honors after recording a top-10 finish at the Ivy League Championship this past April.
- He averaged a 74 in his final season with a low round of 69 at the Cornell Spring Invitational, where Cai finished third in the tournament.
Heavyweight Rowing / Junior / Far Hills, N.J. / English
- 3.91 GPA,
- Rowed in the varsity eight all season, sitting in the four seat.
- At the IRA Regatta, he helped his boat finish second in the third final.
- Received the Class of 1948 Scholar-Athlete Award at the Celebration of Excellence.
Women’s Track & Field / Senior / Bernardsville, N.J. / Psychology
- 3.45 GPA.
- Finished third at the NCAA outdoor meet in the 1500m to earn First-Team All-America honors, breaking a Dartmouth record in the process.
- Won the 1500m at outdoors Heps for the third year in a row in addition to winning the 5000m title at Heps as well, becoming the first Ivy League woman ever to win both the 1500m and 5000m in the same year.
Equestrian / Senior / Greenbrae, Calif. / Computer Science
- 3.81 GPA
- Knowles pulled off a repeat performance by winning the 2016 IHSA Teresa McDonald Scholarship Challenge at the National Championships.
- Has won the only two national titles in the history of the Dartmouth equestrian program.
Women’s Lacrosse / Senior / Chatham, N.J. / Government
- 3.24 GPA
- Unanimously named the Ivy League Midfielder of the Year as well as a member of the All-Ivy League First Team.
- Selected as a USTFCCCA Third Team All-American.
- Finished her career ranked in the top five in goals and points at Dartmouth.
Men’s Track & Field / Senior / Seattle, Wash. / Biological Chemistry
- 3.97 GPA
- College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District First Team selection
- Qualified for NCAA East Regional in 10,000m.
Men’s Lacrosse / Senior / Glyndon, Md. / History
- 3.61 GPA
- Appeared in all 14 games and started all but one of them.
- Scored the first goal of his career in the first game of the season, earning his first collegiate point at the same time.
- Grabbed a career-high 25 ground balls.
Softball / Senior / San Diego, Calif. / Anthropology
- 3.34 GPA.
- McEachern closed out her career batting .442 with 12 home runs and a team-high 53 hits.
- She leaves Hanover as the all-time leader in program history in five batting categories.
Baseball / Senior / Houston, Texas / Economics
- 3.31 GPA
- Team captain and All-Ivy First Team selection.
- Led the Ivy League in strikeouts and is top-10 nationally in three categories (complete games, strikeout to walk ratio and walks per 9 innings).
Sailing / Senior / Summit, N.J. / Psychology
- 3.62 GPA
- Williams was a key contributor to a Big Green squad that qualified for all three ICSA National Championships for the first time since 2007.
- Also took home All-NEISA Skipper honors after a spectacular final season on the water in Hanover.