Ten Lions Named Spring Academic All-Ivy League

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Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics/Gene Boyars
NEW YORK - Ten Columbia student-athletes were named Spring Academic All-Ivy League, conference officials announced on Tuesday, June 21.  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 juniors and three seniors all from different sport programs made up the honorees on the men's side.  Junior Brendan Doyle was named first team All-Ivy League after placing third overall at the Ivy League Golf Championships. His classmate, Haig Schneiderman, played number one for the men's tennis team this year en route to second team All-Ivy League recognition.

Senior co-captain Dan Bracey was a four-year starting pitcher for the Lions and earned Academic All-Ivy League honors for the second consecutive year. Rounding out the men's selections were Sebastian Kirwan, a member of the men's heavyweight rowing team, and Dylan Isaacson, a member of the men's 4 x 800m relay team that earned second team All-Ivy League honors at the Outdoor Ivy League Championships.

Sarah Chai, a junior on the women's archery team, earned Academic All-Ivy League honors for the second time of her career.  Chai earned All-American, All-East and All-Academic honors, and was part of the recurve trio that won the National Championship Title at the U.S. Intercollegiate Archery Championships.  First time honoree and fellow junior Karlee Blank played every minute in goal for the women's lacrosse team, and led the conference in saves per game. 

A pair of sophomores also earned the nod for the first time - Noelle Van Rysselberghe was an NCAA qualifier in the 10,000m for the outdoor Track and Field team, while Nicole Bartnik was a unanimous first team All-Ivy League selection after playing number one for the women's tennis team.

Rounding out Columbia's honorees was softball's Anne Marie Skylis. The senior catcher captained the squad this year and played every inning for the Lions.

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Dan Bracey, Sr., Baseball, Economics (East Greenwich, R.I.)
Brendan Doyle, Jr., History (Beverly Hills, Calif.)
Dylan Isaacson, Sr., Outdoor Track and Field, Neuroscience and Behavior (Meadowbrook, Pa.)
Sebastian Kirwan, Sr., Heavyweight Rowing, Civil Engineering (Wilton, Conn.)
Haig Schneiderman, Jr., Men's Tennis, Economics (New York, N.Y.)

Nicole Bartnik, So., Women's Tennis, Political Science (Bradenton, Fla.)
Karlee Blank, Jr., Women's Lacrosse, Political Science (Rexford, N.Y.)
Sarah Chai, Jr., Women's Archery, Sociology (Irvine, Calif.)
Anne Marie Skylis, Sr., Softball, Biology (Ortonville, Mich.)
Noelle Van Rysselberghe, So., Outdoor Track and Field (Portland, Ore.)

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