Four Receive 2009-10 Fall Academic All-Ivy Honors
PRINCETON, N.J. -- Princeton University's Douglas Wigley (Sr., Portola Valley, Calif./Sacred Heart) and Mark Zalewski (Sr., St. Louis, Mo./Kirkwood), Brown University's Kent Holland (Sr., Orinda, Calif./Miramonte) and Harvard University's Egen Atkinson (Sr., Honolulu, Hawaii/Iolani School) were among 80 student-athletes recognized with Fall 2009-10 Academic All-Ivy honors.
To be eligible, athletes must be starters or key reserves on an officially recognized varsity team at an Ivy League institution with 3.0 or better cumulative grade point averages. Each Ivy League institution (Brown University, Columbia University, Darthmouth College, Harvard University, University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University, Yale University) nominated five men and women from its eligible student-athletes for honors.
The four athletes were the only honorees from a non-Ivy League sport as water polo is not a sanctioned competition by the Ivy League.
A team captain, Atkinson led Harvard to a fifth place finish at the Collegiate Water Polo Association Northern Division Championship this year while finishing second on the Crimson with 29 goals, including 10 multiple goal games. A 2009 All-Northern Division First Team selection and Economics major, he tallied two hat-tricks this season.
Holland garnered All-Northern Division First Team and Eastern Championship Second Team honors this year as the Bears' primary goalkeeper. A Commerce, Organizations & Entrepreneurship major, he helped the Bears win the Northern Division title for the program's first division championship since 1993.
The 2009 Eastern Championship Most Valuable Player, Wigley garnered All-East and All-Southern Division First Team honors this year in aiding Princeton to the 2009 Collegiate Water Polo Association Eastern Championship and a return trip to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Championship field. An Economics major, he was joined in the effort by History major Zalewski, who also earned All-East and All-Southern Division First Team honors for the Tigers.
The Ivy League will publish two more editions of the Academic All-Ivy League team during the 2009-10 academic year, one following the winter season and one at the end of spring competition.