Athlete of the Week Runners-Up: Week of 2/24

Published by Adam Martin on February 25, 2014 at 1:23AM
Brandyn Curry

Brandyn Curry, shown here in previous action, had a big weekend on the road against the Killer P's.

Brandyn Curry, Men’s Basketball

The senior captain contributed in a big way to a big weekend for Harvard men’s basketball, racking up a total of 26 points in matchups against Penn and Princeton.  His ability to consistently drain three-pointers and dish out assists has been a major factor in the Crimson offense throughout the season.

Curry turned in a particularly impressive performance against Princeton on Saturday night when he tallied 12 second half points to lead Harvard to victory despite the Tigers’ early lead.  This was the Crimson men’s first win in Princeton’s Jadwin Gym since 1989.

Sherry Liu and Danielle Lee, Women’s Swimming

These two sophomores swam their way into the record books and helped the Crimson women push past tough competition in the Ivy League Women’s Swimming and Diving Championship this weekend as the team earned its third title in five years.

Liu’s 1000 free on the second day of competition set a pool record at 9:43.53, a time more than 15 seconds faster than her seed time.  This first place finish earned 32 points for Harvard, contributing to a solid second day lead over Princeton.  Liu also turned in an impressive mile time to help shut the door on the Tigers in the last day of events.

Lee came through in a big way for the team, swimming her way through multiple backstroke events and setting records throughout the competition.  A blisteringly fast 52.83 split set her a new Harvard and Ivy League Championship record in the 100 backstroke, and a 1:55.70 finish in the 200 backstroke earned her a first place finish and a new pool record.  Her contributions were also felt in the 400-medley relay, in which the Crimson squad set a program record on the first night of competition.