GREENWOOD, Ind. -- All eight Harvard nominees were named to the 2020 CoSIDA Academic All-District At-Large men's and women's teams, as announced by the organization this afternoon (May 21).
Miki Dahlke (women's swimming and diving), Natasha Gonzalez (women's tennis), Noah Hodge (men's water polo), Nellie Ide (skiing), James Kitch (skiing), Jack Rathbone (men's ice hockey),
Duncan Rheingans-Yoo (men's fencing) and Bente van Vlijmen (field hockey) all earned recognition from CoSIDA. To be nominated for CoSIDA Academic All-District, a student-athlete must be a starter or key reserve with legitimate athletic credentials, have reached their sophomore year and have at least a 3.30 cumulative GPA.
First team Academic All-District honorees advance to the Capital One Academic All-America Team ballot, where first-, second- and third-team All-America honorees will be selected later this month.
Women's Swimming and Diving
Senior, Applied Mathematics, Mill Valley, Calif.
Earned CSCAA All-American honors in 2020 … Named the Ivy League Career High Point Swimmer at the 2020 Ivy League Championship Meet … Earned five All-Ivy first team honors (100 fly, 200 fly, 400 free relay, 800 free relay, 400 medley relay) and two second team honors (500 free, 200 free relay) … Qualified for the NCAA Championships in the 200-yard freestyle with an NCAA B-cut time of 1:43.78 obtained during the Crimson's 800-yard freestyle relay at the Ivy League Championships ... Broke Harvard and the Ivy League's 200-yard butterfly mark months later at the Ivy League Championships meet with a time of 1:55.21.
Senior, Philosophy, Houston, Texas
Won 128 matches in her time with the Crimson … Posted a 22-7 record in her senior season … Posted a 62-32 singles mark and a 66-35 record in doubles action in her career … Was named to the All-Ivy Doubles First Team with Erica Oosterhout in her junior season … Was named an ITA Scholar Athlete in her sophomore and junior seasons.
Men's Water Polo
Sophomore, Chemistry, San Juan Capistrano, Calif.
Fall Academic All-Ivy…Registered 254 saves, 22 assists and 20 steals during the 2019 season…Third all-time in single-season saves in program history….Named MVP of the NWPC Tournament….Named to the NWPC All-Tournament First Team and NWPC First Team…Received ACWPC All-America Honors…Recorded a career-high 20 saves against Princeton on Nov. 3.
Junior, Neuroscience, Minneapolis, Minn.
Collected Winter Academic All-Ivy honors…Named to the USCSCA All-Academic team…Placed 16th in the giant slalom at the NCAA Championships… Recorded a top-15 finish in five of six carnivals, highlighted by a fifth-place finish in the slalom at the Bates Carnival…Tallied 239 points for her team through six carnivals.
Sophomore, Statistics, Belmont, Mass.
Collected Winter Academic All-Ivy honors… Placed 13th at the NCAA Championships in the freestyle 10k…Named to the EISA All-East Second Team… Named to the USCSCA All-Academic team…Collected 339 points through six carnivals for the Crimson…Recorded eight top-20 finishes on the season, highlighted by a second-place finish in the classic 15k at the EISA Regional Championships.
Men's Ice Hockey
Sophomore, Psychology, West Roxbury, Mass.
First-Team AHCA/CCM All-American…Winter Academic All-Ivy…All-ECAC Hockey First Team…First Team All-Ivy League…One of the top offensive defensemen in college hockey this season, recording 31 points (seven goals, 24 assists) in 28 games. He was No. 3 in the nation among blueliners with 1.11 points per contest, leading all ECAC Hockey defensemen…Notched eight multiple-point efforts…Recorded first two-goal game in 7-3 win over Dartmouth (Nov. 1)…Added career high three assists in win against Princeton (Nov. 8)…Matched career high with three points (goal, assist) against Yale (Feb. 14).
Senior, Computer Science/Mathematics, Columbia, Md.
Posted a 75-10 record on the season with a touch differential of plus-177...Tabbed First-Team All-Ivy League honors and finished third overall in foil...2020 Ivy League Champion...Posted a perfect record at the Beanpot and against NYU...Qualified for NCAA Championships.
Bente van Vlijmen
Senior, Economics, Ziest, The Netherlands
2019 Longstreth/NFHCA Division I First Team All-American… The first four-time All-American in the history of Harvard field hockey, and just the second to earn First Team honors, joining Jen Ahn '04 (2003)… Fall Academic All-Ivy…Harvard's first Longstreth/NFHCA Northeast Region Player of the Year…Longstreth/NFHCA Northeast Region First Team…Ivy League Offensive Player of the Year…All-Ivy League First Team…Senior captain… Capped off her four-year career with another fantastic year, finishing the 2019 season with 32 points (13 goals, six assists) and placing second in the Ivy League in scoring…A two-time Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week honoree…van Vlijmen reached 45 goals, and 104 points over 69 games played for the Crimson, moving into sole possession of second place on Harvard's all-time goals and points list.