Seven Bears Receives At-Large Academic All-Ivy Recognition

PRINCETON, N.J. – Seven Brown University student-athletes made the At-Large Academic All-Ivy League team, released Friday by the league office. The At-Large Academic All-Ivy Honors recognize the top student-athletes in non-Ivy League-sponsored sports – equestrian, gymnastics, men’s and women’s water polo, sailing and mixed sailing, and women’s rugby.

Below are all seven student-athletes, including highlights from the season.

Mei Li Costawomen’s gymnastics (Sr., Education and East Asian Studies – Lawrenceville, NJ)
Competed on bars at NCAA Regional Championships in Auburn… Qualified to individual bars finals at USAG Nationals, scoring 9.800 to finish seventh overall and earn First-Team All-America honors… Won two All-Ivy first-team honors after earning co-champion on bars and finishing second on vault … Earned All-GEC second-team honors after finishing fifth overall on vault … Won the first-team All-Ivy honors on vault (co-champion) and bars (second place) for her performances at the Ivy Classic (2/27)… Set a new school and Ivy record League on bars with a score of 9.975, including getting the first ever 10.0 in the program from one of the judges (3/6)… Won GEC Performance of the Year Award for his Ivy’s school and record on bars…Took first place on bars s in six competitions and finished second in four competitions during the season… Posted a season-high 9.825 on beam in opening tri-meet at home.. Presented with the prestigious Joukowsky Scholar-Athlete Award of the University.
Daphne Maniatiswomen’s equitation (Jr., Mathematical Physics – Chevy Chase, Md.)
Competed primarily in Limit Fences and Limit Flat as a junior rider…Placed second in Novice Flat at season-opening regional show (October 16) to retire from division…Completed third in Limit Fences at Roger Williams Show (Oct. 30) … Named Reserve High Point Rider after finishing first in Limit Flat and third in Limit Fences at URI Show (Nov. 13) … Started spring season with a fourth-place finish in the Limit Flat at the URI Show (February 19) … Finished second in the Limit Flat to retire from the division at the Johnson & Wales Show (March 6).
Emma Montgomeryco-ed sailing (Sr., economics and psychology – Winthrop, Mass.)
A unanimous first-team All-Ivy selection… Crew of the Championship… Honorable Mention All-America.
Ugo Piovanmen’s water polo (Sr., Engineering – Vouliagmeni, Greece)
Named ACWPA Division I All-American Honorable Mention … Earned All-NWPC second-team honors … Posted 223 saves and a .497 save percentage on the season … Helped Brown win his first win over Harvard (Nov. 21) since 2018, earning Brown a third-place finish in the NWPC Tournament with nine saves and two steals … Posted 10 games with double-digit saves … Stopped a season-high 17 shots vs. Harvard (Oct. 9).. Added 16 saves vs. Wagner (Oct. 17)…. Finished with 15 saves vs. Air Force (Oct. 23) and Iona (Oct. 30)…. Won the academic honors from the ACWPC.
Claire Pisaniwomen’s water polo (Sr., Undecided – Redwoods City, Calif.)
Named ACWPA All-American Honorable Mention … Named to the CWPA Tournament Second Team … Appeared in 39 games for the Bears … Led the team with 116 shutouts drawn and finished second in the team with 60 goals.. Added 32 steals, 10 blocks on the field and five assists … Started the season with three goals, two steals and two shutouts against Ottawa, Arizona (January 22) … Scored three goals with a theft and a block on the field against Siena (February 5) … Had three goals and four shutouts against Long Island (February 6) … Had two goals with two steals and four shutouts against Bucknell (February 26) … Had two goals and four suspensions against Mount St. Mary’s (March 20).
Emmajane Rhodenhiserwomen’s rugby (Sr., Neuroscience – Ann Arbor, Mich.)
Named to the 2022 NIRA All-Academic Team… Helped the Bears reach the NIRA 15 semi-finals in the fall… Scored four tries in Brown’s 114-0 win over LIU (October 2 ).

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