Harvard University's Alexandre Popp Named to Fall 2011 Academic All-Ivy Team

Alexandre Popp
Alexandre Popp

PRINCETON, N.J. -- The Ivy League released its list of 80 student-athletes selected for 2011-12 Academic All-Ivy honors in its fall sports with Harvard University's Alexandre Popp (Sr., Palo Alto, Calif./Menlo-Atherton) among 10 Crimson and four Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) student-athletes recognized by the organization.

The 80 men and women selected to the Academic All-Ivy team were starters or key reserves on an officially recognized varsity team with a 3.0 or better cumulative grade point average.  Each institution nominated five men and women from its eligible student-athletes.

One of two Harvard water polo players named to the team joining Kevin DiSilvestro (Sr., Philadelphia, Pa./Episcopal Academy), Popp anchored the Crimson to a fourth place finish in the Northern Division and a seventh place mark at home during the CWPA Eastern Championship to conclude the year with 244 saves, 11 steals and 11 assists.

A History major, three-time CWPA Scholar-Athlete selection (2008, 2009, 2010) and a two-time Northern Division Defensive Player of the Week (September 5, November 21) this season, Popp wraps up his career with 579 saves and is joined on the Academic All-Ivy Team by two other CWPA student-athletes as Mike Helou (Sr., Baltimore, Md./Calvert Hall College) of Princeton University and Svetozar Stefanovic (Jr., Belgrade, Serbia/Russian Embassy) of Brown University were also recognized.

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