Ten Spring Student-Athletes Selected Academic All-Ivy League
NEW YORK – Ten Columbia student-athletes were named Spring Academic All-Ivy League, league officials announced on Tuesday. In order to be eligible for the Academic All-Ivy League squad, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.0 cumulative grade-point average and have been a starter or key reserve on his or her team.
Two members of Columbia's Gehrig Division championship baseball team, Dan Bracey and Dean Forthun, earned spots on the team. The Columbia battery worked well together all season as Forthun was a first team All-Ivy honoree as a catcher and Bracey nabbed second team honors on the mound.
Oskar Zorrilla represents the lightweight rowing team on the squad. Zorrilla was the coxswain for the varsity eight boat in 2010 after studying abroad at the London School of Economics during his junior year.
Senior co-captain Frances Callaghan of the lacrosse team also was named to the team. A starter on the Lion attack, Callaghan scored seven goals during the season, including a game winner.
Another Columbia co-captain, Dani Pineda, gained a spot on the squad after she garnered second team All-Ivy honors this season. Pineda capped her decorated career by setting career marks in batting average (.325), hits (49), home runs (6) and RBI (29).
Two Columbia track athletes, Jackie Drouin and Serita Lachesis, each posted impressive results for the Lions in the spring while getting it done in the classroom. Drouin won the Ivy League title in the 1500m, qualifying for the NCAA Regionals while Lachesis finished third in the 800m and also was an NCAA Regional qualifier.
Sarah Chai makes her first appearance on the team as a sophomore. Chai had an outstanding season for Columbia's archery team, as she was named U.S. Collegiate Archery All-American and All-East.
Granum helped lift Columbia to its third straight Ivy League title in April, finishing tied for first individually after 54 holes. He was recently named All-Northeast Region.
Playing at No. 1 singles, Wong led the Lions to their third Ivy title in four years and second consecutive championship. Wong was a unanimous first team All-Ivy selection in singles and doubles.
The Ivy League's official website has a complete list of all 80 Academic All-Ivy League honorees.