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Zack Rosen's Last Stand

Zack Rosen will become the 10th Quaker to be a three-time, first-team all-Ivy Leaguer.

Zack Rosen's Last Stand

( Steven M. Falk / Staff Photographer )
( Steven M. Falk / Staff Photographer ) Steven M. Falk

As Zack Rosen enters the most important weekend of his collegiate athletic life, he is all but certain to become the 10th player in Penn history to be named First Team All-Ivy League three times (see list below; *won Ivy League title).

Unfortunately, he could become the first of those 10 to leave UP without an Ivy League title. The Quakers' games at Dartmouth (Friday) and Harvard (Saturday) will go a long way toward determining whether that remains possible.

Three-Time First-Team All-Ivy Leaguers by school: Penn 9, Princeton 4, Brown 3, Columbia 3, Cornell 3, Yale 2, Dartmouth 1Harvard 1.

 Player     First Team All-Ivy Seasons   
 Jeff Neuman  1964      1965  1966*
 Stan Pawlak  1964  1965  1966*
 Corky Calhoun  1970*  1971*   1972* 
 Ron Haigler  1973*     1974*     1975*   
 Keven McDonald         1976  1977  1978*
 Perry Bromwell  1985*  1986  1987*
 Jerome Allen  1993*  1994*  1995* 
 Matt Maloney  1993*  1994*  1995*
 Michael Jordan  1998  1999*  2000*
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