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February 4, 2013
National Jewish Hall of Fame to honor Cornell's Haber

COMMACK, N.Y. -- Forward Daniel Haber, who completed his junior season at Cornell University last fall, has been selected as the 2013 Marty Glickman Outstanding Male Jewish Scholar Athlete of the Year by the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame & Museum Committee.

The award will be presented to Daniel at the April 21, 2013, National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame and Museum Induction Ceremonies on April 21.

The ceremonies will be held at the Suffolk Y Jewish Community Center, 74 Hauppauge Road, Commack, N.Y.

Haber, a Toronto native named Ivy League player of the year, also was selected a first team All-American and was on the All-Ivy League first team.

His 1.06 points per game and 2.53 goals per game led the country. Haber, who finished with a league-high 18 goals and 43 points in his junior season, helped the Big Red to its first outright Ivy League title since 1977 and their first NCAA Division I tournament berth since 1996.

Haber signed a professional contract with the Israeli club team Maccabi Haifa FC and will forgo his senior year of eligibility at Cornell.

“I have been fortunate to have had the opportunity to study and play at Cornell University,” Haber said. “This year marked milestones for my team, and gave us the opportunity to excel in ways we never imagined. I feel lucky to have been part of these accomplishments, and of the recognition the Marty Glickman Award afforded me.”

Haber joins soccer players Alex Grendi (University of Pennsylvania), Yael Averbuch (University of North Carolina) & Charles Altchek (Harvard University) who also were recipients of the award.

The National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame and Museum inductees in 2013 are:

Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman, Olympic swimmer Garrett Weber-Gale and senior NBA photographer Andrew D. Bernstein.

The April 21 induction ceremonies begin at 10:30 a.m. and are open to the public. Admission is $10 a person. Children and seniors are free.

For more information, call (631) 462-9800, ext. 119 or 125.

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