PHILADELPHIA - The 2010-11 Winter Season Academic All-Ivy honorees have been released and 10 student-athletes from Penn have garnered Academic All-Ivy accolades. In all, 80 student-athletes throughout the Ivy League were recognized for their work both on the field and in the classroom. To be eligible for this award, the student-athletes must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA and be a starter or key reserve from an officially recognized varsity team. Each Ivy League institution nominated five men and women from its winter student-athletes.
Tim Carey is already a three-time All-Ivy honoree and is among the Top 10 in the school record book in five different events for the Track & Field Team. As a freshman, he won the 2010 Heptagonal championship in the 60-meter hurdles and was an NCAA East Qualifier in the 400-meter hurdles.
One of Penn's senior captains in men's basketball, Jack Eggleston was one of just two players to start all 28 games. He was a second-team All-District selection by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), and received honorable mention All-Ivy. Eggleston was second on the team and 10th in the Ivy League in scoring (13.2 ppg), and led Penn and was third among Ivy players in rebounding (8.0 rpg). He led the Quakers with 22 blocked shots, and finished the 2010-11 season with five double-doubles and 10 games with 10 or more rebounds. He had 18 double-figure scoring games, and led the Quakers in rebounding in 24 of their 28 games. Eggleston ended his career with 1,248 points, tying him for 17th on Penn's all-time scoring list.
Brendan McHugh was the Quakers' top swimmer this year, winning an Ivy League title and breaking five different school records. The junior won the 100-yard breaststroke at the Ivy League Championships in an Ivy-record time of 53.66 and also finished second in the 200-yard breast (1:56.77), 200-yard I.M. (1:47.22) and as a member of the 200-yard medley relay. He finished the season with school records in the 100-yard breast, 200-yard breast, 400-yard I.M., 200-yard medley relay and 400-yard medley relay.
In his junior season, Mark Rappo put forth his best campaign as a Penn wrestler. He set a new career high in wins with his 28-10 record and qualified for his first NCAA Championships with his second-place finish at the EIWA Tournament. A second-team All-Ivy selection, Rappo won his first match at the national tournament with an 8-4 win over No. 9 Jon Morrison of Oklahoma State in the first round. One of Penn's captains, Rappo went 7-2 against Ivy opponents in 2010-11.
Captain of the men's fencing team, Jacob Wischnia was one of the team's most consistent performers during the season. The senior also finished his career on a high note, finishing 10th in epee at the 2011 NCAA Championships to earn honorable mention All-America honors for the first time in his career. He also helped Penn to third at the Ivy League Championships and finished his career with 102 victories in dual meets.
Amrit Bhinder was the top performer on the women's fencing team this year, earning All-America and All-Ivy honors. In her first NCAA Championships, the sophomore finished seventh overall in epee to earn second-team All-America honors. She is the first Quaker since 2007 to earn that honor. She was also a second-team All-Ivy selection and finished the regular season with a 35-11 record in dual meets.
Naomi Delphin was one of the top swimmers for the Quakers this year, helping them to a fourth-place finish at the Ivy League Championships. The team finished just six points out of third as the senior finished seventh in the 500 and 100-yard free. Delphin was also a part of three school records at the championship, setting new marks in the 400-yard free relay, 800-yard free relay and 400-yard medley relay.
Women's Squash senior captain Annie Madeira finished her last season at Penn going 13-4 overall, including a perfect 6-0 mark in Ivy League competition, splitting her time between numbers three and four. She was named College Squash Association Player of the Week following her victory against Princeton that clinched the 5-4 team victory. Madeira finished her Penn career with 55 victories, earning All-Ivy and second-team All-American honors during her senior year.
Megan Milavec competed in all four events in nine of the gymnastics' team 10 meets this season. During the Week of February 20, Milavec set personal bests in all four events and the all-around over the course of two meets. She also finished second at the Ivy Classic and third at the ECAC Championships in the all-around.
Caroline Nicholson started 54 of her final 56 games in a Red and Blue uniform, including every game in 2010-11. She led the women's basketball team in rebounding in four games, including her first career double-double on Senior Day. For her career, she finished 222 points and 210 rebounds.