CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Seniors Kieran Shaw and Jake Suddleson each added an Academic All-Ivy selection to their list of accolades. The duo were two of ten Harvard selections amongst the 80 total on the Ivy League's honor roll.
The goal of Academic All-Ivy is to properly honor top student-athletes in the three sports seasons (fall, winter and spring). For each sports season, each Ivy institution nominates 10 student-athletes – five men and five women – with grade point averages of 3.00 or higher. These student-athletes must be a starter or key reserve on an officially sponsored varsity sport.
Senior, History & Literature, Los Gatos, Calif.
The Ivy League record holder for saves in a season (13 in 2018-19) … Finished his career with 21 saves, good for second in program history … Logged 88.2 innings on the hill, evolving from a reliever to a closer and then a starter … Struck out 83 batters in his career … Fanned 28 opponents in only 25 innings as a junior … Struck out the side against Brown (May 6) to help Harvard clinch the IvyLeague Championship … His contributions helped Harvard win the Ivy League and advance to the NCAA Regionals for the first time since 2005.
Senior, History, Pacific Palisades, Calif.
Ivy League Plyer of the Year (2019) … All-Ivy First Team (2019) … ABCA/Rawlings Third Team All-America (2019) … All-IvySecond Team (2018) … Finished his career hitting .309 with 125 hits, 25 2B, 20 HR and 90 RBI … Set the program's single-season RBI record with 53 in 2019 … Led the conference in average (.416) hits (37) home runs (8) RBIs (36) and On-Base-Percentage (.758) … Came up clutch against Columbia (Apr. 28) with a walk-off double in the 14th inning to give the Crimson the Ivy League lead … Hit a go-ahead grand slam vs. Penn (Mar. 24) to power the Crimson to victory … Led the team in average (.389) hits (7) and runs (4) in only five games as a senior … Was a key contributor on Harvard's 2019 Ivy League championship and NCAA Regional team.