2002-03 Academic All-Ivy League Honorees


Alex Maasry, Sr., Men's Soccer, Washington, DC, Finance/PPE
Named Verizon Academic All-District II; Led the Quakers' defense to first Ivy title in 22 years.

Jen Valentine, Sr., Women's Soccer, Bell Canyon, Calif., International Relations
Two-time captain, First-Team All-Ivy League honoree

Matt Haefner, Jr., Men's Soccer, Amherst, N.Y., Sociology
Ivy League Player of the Year; Established Penn records in shutouts (10) and lowest GAA (0.45)

Katy Cross, So., Women's Soccer, Claremont, Calif., Undeclared
Ivy League Player of the Year; Led the Ivy League in scoring for the second-consecutive season

Elisabeth Kwak-Hefferan, Jr., Volleyball, Wheaton, Ill., Communications
First-Team All-Ivy League; Academic All-American (second-team)

Elizabeth Watty, Sr., Volleyball, Albany, Calif., History
Led the Ivy League in digs as starting libero; Helped Penn capture second-straight Ivy title

Abigail Gleeson, Sr., Cross Country, Wayne, Pa., International Relations
Finished 38th at NCAA Regionals

Dusty Lieb, So., Men's Cross Country, Arnold, Md., Undeclared
Earned All-America honors after finishing 26th at the NCAA XC Championships

Peter Veldman, Jr., Football, Grander, Ind., Biology
Unanimous First-Team All-Ivy League honoree; Set Penn's single-season record for extra points

Mark Gannon, Sr., Sprint Football, Bethesda, Md., English
Second on Penn's career rushing list; Three-time First-Team All-CSFL honoree


Koko Archibong, Sr., Men's Basketball, Pasadena, Calif., Anthropology
Second-Team All-Ivy; Scored over 1,000 career-points; Three-time Ivy League Champion

Sam Burley, Sr., Men's Track and Field, Cheyenne, Wyo., Environmental Studies
Indoor Track All-American in the 1,500

Matt Feast, So., Wrestling, Cressona, Pa., Wharton Undeclared
First sophomore to earn All-America status at Penn; Won EIWA title at 285

Andrew Radu, Jr., Men's Fencing, Great Neck, N.Y., Psychology
First-Team All-Ivy; Finished 14th at NCAAs in foil; Third at Mid-Atlantic/South Regionals

Jeff Schiffner, Jr., Men's Basketball, Chester, N.J., International Relations
Unanimous first-team All-Ivy; Led the nation in three-point field goal percentage

Kathleen Holthaus, Jr., Swimming, Glenview, Ill., History
Second-Team All-Ivy in the 1,000 Freestyle; Holds three Penn records

Grace Maloney, Jr., Women's Track and Field, W. Shokan, N.Y., Communications
Second-Team All-Ivy in high jump; Placed fifth at ECACs

Leah Moon, So., Gymnastics, Bloomfield, Mich., Undeclared
Won a gold medal on the beam at the Ivy Classic and finished third in the All-Around

Runa Reta, Sr., Women's Squash, Ottawa, Ontario, International Relations
Ivy League Player of the Year; Finished second at the WISRA Individual Championships

Kate Zimmerly, So., Women's Fencing, Hackettstown, N.J., Undeclared
Finished 18th at NCAAs and 10th at Regionals; Helped Penn to bronze medal at IFAs in sabre


Melissa Aylor, So., Women's Golf, Tampa, Fla., Economics
Finished 11th at Ivy Championships; First Penn women's golfer to win indiv. title at W&M Invite

Christy Bennett, Sr., Women's Lacrosse, East Fallowfield, Pa., Finance
Four-time Mid-Atlantic All-American; Three-time All-Ivy honoree

Susan Francia, So., Women's Crew, Rydal, Pa., Sociology
Named Second-Team Mid-Atlantic All-American; National team qualifier

Alice Pirsu, Jr., Women's Tennis, Bucharest, Romania, Economics
Advanced to the round of eight at the NCAA Outdoor Tennis Championships; Two-time All-American

Julie Siebert-Johnson, Sr., Women's Outdoor Track and Field, Holmdel, N.J., Psychology
Won the javelin at the ECACs and Outdoor HEPS; Finished third in the javelin at Penn Relays

Brian Abram, Sr., Men's Outdoor Track and Field, Prairie Village, Kan., Cognitive Science
Won first Outdoor HEPS title in the 400m to earn first-team All-Ivy honors

Brian Chaput, Jr., Men's Outdoor Track and Field, East Haven, Conn., Communications/Psychology
Won the javelin at the Penn Relays, the Outdoor HEPS and the IC4As

Nick Italiano, Sr., Baseball, Marlton, N.J., Finance
Four-time All-Ivy honoree; Earned Blair Batting title; All-time career hits leader at Penn; Two-time Academic All-District II honoree

Chad Perman, Sr., Golf, Hunt Valley, Md., History
Earned third All-Ivy honors after fourth-place finish at Ivy Champs; Big 5 Classic Champion

Will Phillips, Jr., Men's Lacrosse, Annapolis, Md., Sociology
Named Honorable Mention All-Ivy; Only Penn player to score at least one point in every game

The Ivy League honors student-athletes with Academic All-Ivy status three times a year. To be eligible for the award, the students must be either starters or key reserves on an officially recognized varsity team and maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better. Each institution nominates five men and five women from its eligible student-athletes at the end of the fall, winter and spring seasons.