January 25, 2001

Ten Brown Athletes Named Academic All-Ivy for Fall 2000

The Ivy League has announced that ten Brown student-athletes have been selected for All-Ivy Academic Honors for the fall season. Each student-athlete selected is a starter or key reserve and has maintained a 3.0 or better cumulative grade point average over his/her collegiate career.

The honorees include Sara Tindall '01, Enda Johnson '02, Susana Garcia '01, Annie Owens '02, Doug Kezirian '00.5, Kim Lanzire '02, Scott Powers '01, Cory Gibbs '01, Jesse Cooper '03, and Gordon Chen '01. Sara Tindall '01 (Stanton, NJ) was a standout for the Brown women's cross-country team. She twice captured first place at the Heptagonal Championships and helped the Bears to two NCAA Championship berths, the first two in school history. A political science major, Tindall, also the team captain, has compiled a 3.1 GPA.

Enda Johnson '02 (Monoghan, Ireland) also captured a first place individual finish at Heps this fall, has compiled a 3.33 GPA as a engineering and economics double concentrator.

Another engineering and economics double major with a 3.50 GPA, Susana Garcia '01, the field hockey team captain was named first team All-Ivy and a first team All-American for the Northeast Region this fall. She was also selected to play in the North-South Senior All-Star game.

One of Garcia's teammates, field hockey goalie Annie Owens '02, owns a 3.7 GPA as a history concentrator. She has been the team's starting keeper since arriving at Brown three falls ago, and this past year, had a 1.26 GAA and a save percentage of .774 with four shutouts. Senior water polo player Doug Kezirian, one of the squad's leading scorers and the team captain, graduated in December with a 3.58 GPA as an economics major.

Two members of the Brown men's soccer team earned nods to the Academic All-Ivy team, as Scott Powers '01 and Cory Gibbs '01 each earned recognition. Powers, an economics concentrator with a 3.44, was named First-Team All-Ivy following a season that saw him lead the team in scoring with 6 goals and 8 assists. Gibbs was the Ivy League Player of the Year for 2000, a First-Team All-Ivy selection and a First-Team All-American on the 9th-ranked team in the country. He finished the year with 5 goals, and he owns a 3.3 GPA as an economics concentrator.

A member of the women's soccer team, Kim Lanzire '02, finished the 2000 season as the leading scorer on a 13-4-0 squad, tallying 9 goals and adding 3 helpers. A Bio-Community Health and Business Economics double-concentrator, Lanzire has compiled a 3.33 GPA.

Sophomore Jessie Cooper is the only second-year student on the squad, but as one of the volleyball team's most consistent performers, Cooper has compiled a 3.66 GPA. She has not yet declared a concentration. Senior Gordon Chen, a captain of the 7-3 football team, rounds out the squad. A member of Brown's PLME medical program, Chen was named First-Team All-Ivy following a season that saw him make 50 tackles, including 14 for a loss.