Recent grad Ezra Bernstein became the second Brandeis Capital One Academic All-American of 2011-12, earning third-team At Large honors. He joins Marianne Specker as an Academic All-American this year and Jon Cordish '90 as Brandeis men's tennis winners.
Senior Chris Brown has added Capital One Academic All-District honors, as selected by CoSIDA, to his award haul this year. He will be eligible for Academic All-America honors, which will be announced in June.
The New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association honored Brandeis senior Sean O'Hare with a berth on the roster of the Division II-III All-Star team, while Brian Lambert '98 was presented with their Kevin Burr Assistant Coach Award.
Senior Chris Brown placed fourth in the 1,500-meter run at the NCAA championships to earn All-America honors for the second time this year. He missed a second top-three performance of 2012 by 0.06 seconds.
Senior Marianne Specker is Brandeis's 22nd Academic All-American and the sixth two-time honoree. She hit .401 with 41 RBI for the Judges and graduated with a 3.92 GPA as a psychology major with minors in women's and gender studies and politics.
Seniors Ezra Bernstein of Buffalo, N.Y., and Marianne Specker of South Windsor, Conn., were selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America and will be eligible for Academic All-America honors. Specker was a first-team selection in 2011.
The Judges shut down Simmons, 3-1, and the Gulls, 5-1, in the first two games. Despite answering back nearly every time Endicott scored in the final game, Brandeis couldn't quite come all the way back in dropping the final contest.
The top-seeded Brandeis softball team held off a late charge by the #5 seed Raiders, but couldn't tame the #3 seed Gulls to advance to the championship round. Brandeis will face Simmons tomorrow at 11 a.m. for the right to a rematch.
Senior Caroline Miller struck out eight of the first 12 Daniel Webster hitters and had a two-run double in the first inning to lead the top-seeded Judges to victory in the ECAC tournament. Brandeis will host Rivier Saturday at 10 a.m. in the next round.
Rookie Carley Cooke is the first Brandeis woman selected to the NCAA Individual championship since 2005, and just the third overall. She was also named a doubles alternate with junior Faith Broderick and a second-team All-UAA selection with sophomore Allyson Bernstein.
Senior Brittany Grimm reached base in all nine of her plate appearances and classmate Caroline Miller fanned nine in five innings to win game one, 10-4, but the Beacons rallied after getting down to their last strike to earn a split, 3-2, in the second game. Brandeis finishes its regular season at 23-16.
Facing an eighth-seeded NYU team that only had four players available, the Brandeis women's tennis team won all six matches that were contested to take a 9-0 win. The Judges were able to use that rest to outlast Rochester in a pair of three-set matches and claim fifth place, 6-3, later in the day.
Senior Kate Warwick ran the 22nd-fastest time in the nation in Division III in the 10,000-meter run at the UAA championships at Carnegie Mellon, putting her into contention for an NCAA berth. Four other Judges scored points as Brandeis finished in seventh place.
The Brandeis men's tennis team won three-set matches at the top and bottom of the singles lineup to defeat NYU, 5-4, and snap a six-match losing streak in the process. Later in the day, they couldn't overcome the #30 Maroons, finishing the season with a 5-14 record.
Senior 1B Marianne Specker earned first-team All-Association honors, while outfielder Amanda Genovese was named the Rookie of the Year. Genovese was joined on the second team by SS Brittany Grimm and CF Lauren Porcaro, both seniors.