Friday, November 22, 2002
TEN TUFTS ATHLETES NAMED TO FALL
NESCAC ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM
-- Ten fall sport athletes from Tufts University were honored by the New England
Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) for their athletic and academic
achievements by being named to the conference's All-Academic team.
The team is comprised of five men and five women from each of the eleven
NESCAC schools. Each student must
have at least a 3.35 grade point average, be of sophomore academic standing, and
be a starter or significant contributor to their team.
Tufts teams placed athletes on the All-Academic team. From the Sailing squad, senior co-captains Caroline Hall (Tiverton, RI/Moses Brown) and Pete Levesque (Falmouth, ME/Tabor Academy) were honored.
Hall and Levesque, both mechanical engineering majors, sailed together
frequently. They helped Tufts to a first place finish at the Hood Trophy
on September 28-29 as the duo took first place in the A division with 38 points.
The two seniors also took first in the A division, along with freshman
Dave Siegal, in the Professor Schell Trophy at MIT on November 2-3 in which
Tufts took second overall.
only other team to place two athletes on the All-Academic team was Men's Soccer.
Senior tri-captain Matt MacGregor
(Little Compton, RI/Middletown) and junior Brian
Mikel (Tucson, AZ/Canyon del Oro),
both midfielders, were
honored. MacGregor, an
international relations and history major, was recently named to the Verizon
Academic All-Region Team. He was
also named to the All-NESCAC Second Team after finishing second on the team in
scoring with five goals and five assists for 15 points.
Mikel, an international relations and spanish major, was recently named
to the All-NESCAC First Team after recording one goal and three assists for five
points. He is the center of the
team's offense at midfield.
and Political Science major Dan Kramer
(Los Angeles, CA/Winward School) of the Golf team helped the Jumbo to an
excellent season this year. The
senior finished fifteenth overall at the NESCAC championships, where Tufts
placed third as a team. He also
finished 115th in the ECAC Championships, which also includes teams from
Divisions I and II, as the Jumbos finished in 15th place out of 47 teams. Senior
running back Chuck McGraw (Wadena,
MN/Wadena-Deer Creek) of the Football team also was honored.
A biology major, McGraw led the team in rushing this season with 541
total yards. He was recently named
to the Verizon Northeast Region All-Academic Team.
co-captain Mary Nodine (Portland,
ME/Portland) of the Women's Cross Country team placed in the Tufts top five
in all but one race this season. The
civil engineering major's best showing was at the NCAA New England Regional
Championship Race on November 16, when she finished 61st overall and second for
Tufts with a time of 23:15. The
team finished in 13th place out of 38 teams.
Sophomore Rebecca Schaevitz (San
Rafael, CA/Branson School) of the Volleyball team helped her team to a 20-13
record in Head Coach Cora Thompson's first year at the helm.
Schaevitz, an electrical engineering major, made an important transition
this year from setter to outside hitter, finishing sixth on the team with 61
kills. She also was second in
assists with 50 and tied for third in service aces with 19, playing an excellent
all-around role for the Jumbos.
co-captain Alle Sharlip (Kentfield,
CA/Branson School) led a Women's Soccer team that returned to the NCAA
tournament for the third time in the past five years. The psychology major also added one goal and two assists to a
team that lost a heart-breaking 1-0 game to Keene State in the second round of
the NCAA tournament to finish 13-4-1 overall.
Field Hockey senior tri-captain Ursula
Stahl (Longmeadow, MA/Longmeadow) anchored a defense that allowed only 1.41
goals per game against NESCAC opponents. The
economics major helped preserve four shutouts on the year for the Jumbos,
including three against NESCAC opponents.