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College academic all-area team

Drexel´s Chris Fouch. (Jason DeCrow/AP)
Drexel's Chris Fouch. (Jason DeCrow/AP)
Drexel´s Chris Fouch. (Jason DeCrow/AP) Gallery: College academic all-area team
Here are the winter-season players who excelled as students and athletes, as selected by the Philadelphia Sports Information Directors Association.

Men's basketball Player of the year

Drexel guard Chris Fouch was a second-team all-Colonial Athletic Association selection. He finished his career with 1,744 points and 275 three-pointers made. He had a 3.56 grade point average as a graduate student in Drexel's sports-management program.

Men's Basketball Team

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  • Peter Alexis, Philadelphia University, sophomore, psychology

    Brett Cohen, Haverford, senior, mathematics

    Jay Donovan, Delaware Valley, junior, accounting

    Chris Fouch, Drexel, graduate, sports management

    Mike Marvin, Penn State Abington, junior, business administration

    Women's basketball Player of the year

    Penn senior Alyssa Barron was the player of the year in both the Ivy League and the Big Five, leading the Quakers to the Ivy championship and their first NCAA tournament berth in 10 years. She is one of six players all-time to be named first-team all-Big Five in four consecutive years. Barron is second on Penn's all-time scoring list with 1,806 points.

    Women's Basketball Team

    Eireann Anatasi, Delaware Valley, sophomore, entrepreneurship/accounting

    Alyssa Baron, Penn, senior, communications

    Katie Lytle, Swarthmore, senior, mathematics

    Brittany Sandone, Cabrini, senior, pre-K-4 with special education

    Erin Shields, St. Joseph's, senior, finance

    Men's swimming Athlete of the year

    Ben Smith of Villanova won the first Big East Conference titles for a male swimmer in school history, taking the 100- and 200-yard butterfly events, and set a school record of 48.84 seconds in the 100 'fly. He was named all-Big East in four events: the 800 freestyle relay, 100 'fly, 200 'fly, and 400 medley relay. A three-time Big East academic all-star, he had a 3.376 GPA.

    Men's Swimming Team

    Vadim Belogorodsky, Widener, junior, electrical engineering

    Tyler Coe, Rowan, sophomore, accounting

    Dave Derr, La Salle, senior, accounting/MBA

    Mattias Glenesk, La Salle, sophomore, digital art

    Tim Graham, Arcadia, sophomore, biology

    Kyle Lukens, Drexel, sophomore, general business

    Jason Moyer, Villanova, junior, mechanical engineering

    Ben Smith, Villanova, senior, computer science

    Rhoads Worster, Penn, senior, economics

    Women's swimming Athlete of the year

    Junior Katrin Heider helped lead Villanova to the Big East title, winning the 100 and 200 freestyle events and finishing third in the 50 free. She was also on the winning 200, 400, and 800 freestyle relay teams. The biology major has a 3.884 GPA and is a two-time member of the Big East all-academic team.

    Women's Swimming Team

    Jennifer Barkofski, Widener, senior, early/special education

    Whitney Boeckel, Arcadia, junior, mathematics/actuarial science

    Supriya Davis, Swarthmore, junior, undeclared

    Michelle Hall, Villanova, senior, chemistry

    Katrin Heider, Villanova, junior, biology

    Sara Jurek, Villanova, junior, nursing

    Kaisla Kollanus, Villanova, sophomore, business

    Bryn O'Neill, Ursinus, senior, business and economics/Spanish

    Breaghann Smith, Cabrini, senior, psychology

    Becky Teng, Swarthmore, senior, biology

    Men's at-large Athlete of the year

    Drexel senior squash player Justin Singh led the Dragons in wins the last three years, playing at either No. 1 or No. 2 singles. He helped Drexel climb to No. 14 nationally. Singh finished the year ranked 39th in the nation.

    Men's At-Large Team

    Michael Bittner, Temple, junior, psychology, gymnastics

    Chris Bournazos, Neumann, junior, sport and entertainment management, ice hockey

    John Dudzik, Penn, senior, economic history, squash

    Alec Horan, Delaware Valley, senior, business administration, wrestling

    Richard Jasinski, Ursinus, junior, chemistry, wrestling

    Casey Kent, Penn, sophomore, mechanical engineering and applied mechanics, wrestling

    Jon Low, Neumann, sophomore, biology, ice hockey

    Kevin Matyas, Drexel, senior, political science, wrestling

    Dan McDougall, Neumann, junior, business-accounting, ice hockey

    Justin Singh, Drexel, senior, finance, squash

    Women's at-large Athlete of the year

    Chantal Montrose, a senior fencer at Temple, is a four-time winner of the National Intercollegiate Women's Fencing Association title in epee. This season, she qualified for the NCAA championships for the second time in her career. The advertising major has been named to the Temple President's Honor Roll three times and has a 3.76 GPA.

    Women's At-Large Team

    Sylvie Borschel, Temple, senior, film and media arts, gymnastics

    Edie Brenning, Neumann, senior, criminal justice, ice hockey

    Lauren Capone, Temple, junior, strategic communication, gymnastics

    Brittanie DeMeno, Temple, senior, childhood education, gymnastics

    Shannon Massott, Arcadia, senior, psychology/pre-PT, golf

    Kaitlyn Money, Drexel, sophomore, electrical engineering, squash

    Chantal Montrose, Temple, senior, advertising, fencing

    Sarah Parmacek, Penn, junior, international/Hispanic studies, fencing

    Kiran Vasudevan, Drexel, junior, chemical engineering, squash

    Heather Zaniewski, Temple, senior, neuroscience, gymnastics

    Wendy Zhao, Penn, senior, finance, fencing

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