Fall Academic All-Ivy Announced

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The Ivy League released its list of student-athletes selected for 2018-19 Academic All-Ivy honors in its fall sports today, and 10 Bulldogs were honored. The 10 were starters or key reserves on an officially recognized varsity team with 3.0 or better cumulative grade point averages.

Yale's honorees:

Nic Baird, Sr., Co-Ed Sailing, Political Science (St. Petersburg, Fla.)
Finished fourth at the singlehanded nationals this fall…ICSA Co-ed All-American Skipper last spring.
 
Bridget Condie, Jr., Field Hockey, History (St. Louis)
Named first-team All-Ivy…first-team All-Mideast Region…led Yale in points (17) and assists (five) while matching the team lead with six goals.
 
Nicky Downs, Sr., Men's Soccer, Economics (Lakeville, Conn.)
First-team All-Ivy selection…United Soccer Coaches All-Northeast Region third team…tied for second in the Ivy League with five assists…CoSIDA Academic All-District.
 
Noelle Higginson, Jr., Women's Soccer, Economics (New Orleans)
Named first-team All-Ivy for the second straight year…started all 17 games and led the team with 15 points on four goals and a team-best seven assists…tied for the League lead in assists.
 
Andrea Masterson, Sr., Women's Cross Country, Architecture (Seattle)
Won the individual title at the Ivy League Heptagonal Cross Country Championship, the first Bulldog to do so since Lindsay Donaldson in 2006…qualified for NCAA Championship…earned All-Region recognition for third straight year.
 
Cameron Riach, Sr., Men's Soccer, Economics (Weston, Conn.)
Named second-team All-Ivy…started all 16 games…played all but 10 minutes in seven Ivy League games…tallied two points on two assists from his defensive position.
 
JP Shohfi, Jr., Football, Psychology (San Marino, Calif.)
Named second-team All-Ivy…third in the Ivy League in receptions per game (6.1) and receiving yards per game (92.9)…finished the year with 55 receptions for 836 yards and six touchdowns.
 
Sterling Strother, Jr., Football, Psychology (Moraga, Calif.)
Second-team All-Ivy selection…key member of the offensive line that helped Yale lead the League in passing…CoSIDA Academic All-District selection.
 
Kate Swanson, Women's Volleyball, Sr., History (Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.)
Ivy League Defensive Player of Year…first-team All-Ivy…AVCA All-Region selection…led the League with 386 digs, while also recording 78 assists and 20 aces…helped Bulldogs to Ivy championship and NCAA bid.
 
Kelley Wirth, Sr., Women's Volleyball, History (Moraga, Calif.)
First-team All-Ivy selection…earned All-Ivy recognition in each of her four seasons…led the Bulldogs in kills per set in Ivy matches…totaled 202 kills, 44 digs and 44 blocks…helped Bulldogs claim the Ivy championship and automatic NCAA bid.