Ten Student-Athletes Named to Winter's Academic All-Ivy League Team
Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics

PRINCETON, N.J. - Ten Columbia student-athletes were named to the Winter 2006-07 Academic All-Ivy League team, the league office announced on Thursday.

The list includes nine All-Ivy League selections, three All-Americans in Kathleen Reckling, Scott Sugimoto and James Williams, four team captains, and multiple school record holders.

On the women's side, seniors Megan Griffith, Susan Hendrick, Amy Krakauer and Kathleen Reckling were honored, as was sophomore Daria Schneider. Griffith was the first three-year captain of the women's basketball squad and twice received second team All-Ivy recognition. Hendrick is the school recordholder of the distance medley relay, the 4x800 and the mile and made the first team All-Ivy League Track & Field squad this season.

Amy Krakauer placed among the top eight finishers at the Ivy League Swimming & Diving Championship in the 100m and 200m. Fencers Kathlen Reckling and Daria Schneider were both first team All-Ivy League honorees. Reckling was a two-year captain and an All-American. Schneider is 37-5 overall and 17-1 in Ivy League matches.

The Columbia men also had five student-athletes honored, as seniors Scott Sugimoto, Dustin Tillman, Tobin White and James Williams, as well as junior Liam Boylan-Pett received recogition from the conference.

Sugimoto and Williams were both All-American and All-Ivy League fencers. Williams was a team co-captain and Sugimoto was the Northeast foil champion.

Dustin Tillman was a co-captain of the Lions wrestling team and was 17-11 this season at 165-pounds. Tobin White made second team All-Ivy League in two swimming events and holds the Columbia record in the 800m free relay.

Liam Boylan-Pett became the first Lion runner ever to win the mile race at either the Indoor our Outdoor Heps in February.

The 80 men and women on the Academic All-Ivy League team were starters or key reserves with 3.0 or better cumulative grade point averages. Each institution nominated five men and women from its eligible student-athletes.

The full list of Columbia honorees:



Liam Boylan-Pett

Bath, Mich.
Sociology & Creative Writing
Men's Track & Field
Megan Griffith
King of Prussia, Pa.
Women's Basketball
Susan Hendrick
Odenton, Md.
Political Science
Women's Track & Field
Amy Krakauer
Colorado Springs, Colo.
Women's Swimming & Diving
Kathleen Reckling
White Plains, N.Y.
Women's Fencing
Daria Schneider
So.-CC Brookline, Mass.
Liberal Arts
Women's Fencing
Scott Sugimoto
Pacific Palisades, Calif.
Men's Fencing
Dustin Tillman
Fremont, Calif.
Political Science
Tobin White
Santa Cruz, Calif.
Men's Swimming and Diving
James Williams
Sacramento, Calif.
History/Russian Studies
Men's Fencing