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Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics

Ten Winter Student-Athletes Receive Academic All-Ivy League Recognition

Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics
          Release: 04/11/2013
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PRINCETON, N.J. – The Ivy League released its list of student-athletes selected for 2012-13 Academic All-Ivy honors in its winter sports on Thursday and 10 Columbia student-athletes were recognized for their achievements.

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.

This year’s Columbia honorees included:

Brian Barbour, Sr., Men's Basketball, History (Alamo, Calif.)
Marvellous Iheukwumere, Jr., Women's Track & Field, Psychology (Austin, Texas)
Alena Kluge, Jr., Women's Swimming & Diving, Psychology (Macungie, Pa.)
Harrison McFann, Jr., Men's Track & Field, Film Studies (Gahanna, Ohio)
Katie Meili, Sr., Women's Swimming & Diving, Psychology (Colleyville, Texas)
Nzingha Prescod, Jr., Women's Fencing, Sustainable Development (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
Katie Quan, Jr., Women's Squash, Financial Economics (Edison, N.J.)
Steve Santos, Sr., Wrestling, Financial Economics (Brick, N.J.)
Will Spear, So., Men's Fencing, Undeclared (Wynantskill, N.Y.)
Tony Zou, Sr., Men's Squash, Biology (Short Hills, N.J.)

Women’s swimming & diving led the way for Columbia with two overall selections.

Men’s basketball senior Brian Barbour was a All-Ivy League Second Team selection following a solid season during which the point guard led the Lions in scoring (12.1 ppg) and ranked eighth in the country in assist/turnover ratio (2.95). Barbour ended his four-year career as the only player in school history to reach the 1,000 points, 300 steals and 100 steals.

Women’s track & field junior Marvellous Iheukwumere capped off a stellar indoor season by winning the 60m in just 7.5 seconds and claiming her second-consecutive 200m title with a time of 24.46 at the Ivy League Heptagonal Indoor Championships.

Women’s swimming & diving standouts Katie Meili and Alena Kluge had record-breaking and breakout seasons, respectively. Meili earned All-America honors after placing third in the 100 breaststroke and ninth in the 200 breaststroke at the NCAA Championships. The senior was named Most Outstanding Swimmer of the Ivy League Championships for a second consecutive year and set a school record in the 200 backstroke (1:58.29) at the NCAA Championships.

Men’s track & field junior Harrison McFann was named second-team All-Ivy in the 800 and 4x800 relay at the Ivy League Heptagonal Indoor Championships as a member of the distance medley relay team that set the school record.

Women’s fencer and 2012 London Olympian Nzingha Prescod fenced her way to first-team All-Ivy honors in addition to claiming 10th-place at the Torino Foil World Cup.

Women’s squash junior Katie Quan helped the Lions finish No. 11th in the CSA poll, marking the highest ranking in the three-year history of the program. Quan played in each match, winning six individual contests on the year.

Wrestling standout Steve Santos finished third at the NCAA Championships, the best finish in program history, in the 149-pound weight class on his way to being named an All-American. He was also an EIWA Champion at 149 pounds and dominated in conference action as a first team All-Ivy Leaguer at 149 pounds.

Men’s fencing sophomore Will Spear was strong for the Lions throughout his second-year campaign, earning second team All-America status and first-team All-Ivy League in the sabre.

Men’s squash senior Anthony Zou went 3-2 at the CSA Individual Championships to become the school's first three-time participant in the event in addition to posting eight individual victories.

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