Each Thursday, The Crimson will compile a series of unique statistics about Harvard's sports scene. Welcome to the Magic of Numbers—without the problem sets. We'll do the math for you.
330 – Points compiled by senior Kate Mills over four years at the Ivy League Championship, winning her the career-high point swimmer award at the event.
5 – Number of women’s ice hockey players named to All-ECAC teams.
119 – Assists made by junior basketball guard Brogan Berry this season. She currently leads the Ivy League in assists.
3 – Number of female skiers headed to the NCAA Championships.
6 – Goals scored by sophomore lacrosse midfielder, Danielle Tetreault, in the opening game, a 18-17 loss, against No. 6 Stanford.
117 – Minutes spent in the penalty box by the women’s ice hockey players this season. The team leads the Ivy League in penalty minutes.
12 – National championships won by the women’s squash team since 1984.
With eight nominations at the recently passed Academy Awards, The Social Network has the world thinking about two of Harvard’s finest alumni.
Not Mark Zuckerberg and his greasy haired friend, Eduardo Saverin–I’m talking about Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, the twin 6’5”, 210-pound powerhouse rowers.
As if the Harvard men’s basketball game against Princeton on Saturday didn’t have enough riding on its outcome already, the contest will now be broadcast live from Lavietes Pavilion on ESPN3.com.
The announcement came less than a month after ESPN.com college basketball columnist Andy Katz named the Harvard-Princeton basketball rivalry as one of “the most competitive competitions for the next few years as Sydney Johnson and Tommy Amaker build conference powers.” The budding rivalry between these Ivy powers is undoubtedly gaining recognition across the country.
With less than two weeks left until the warm embrace of Spring Break, the college seems to have shaken off the deep freeze from this past weekend and now students and athletes alike head to the libraries to burn the midnight oil in time for midterms and papers. What’s more, this past week has been one of mixed emotions for Harvard's athletes. From heartbreak to exhilaration and everything in between, the Crimson men and women have experienced it all. So let’s take a breather around the water cooler and break down the latest and greatest from the Ancient Eight.
On the ice, the Crimson women’s hockey team advanced to the ECAC semifinals for the 12th consecutive year after a quarterfinal sweep of St. Lawrence. Next Harvard will face off against Ivy foe Dartmouth. So far the Crimson and the Big Green have met six times in the ECAC tournament with Dartmouth winning four of those contests. But Harvard has beaten the Big Green twice this season and looks to go three-for-three in a must-win contest between two bubble teams seeking a berth into the NCAA tournament.
This upcoming weekend, the world of Ivy League swimming and diving will converge at Blodgett Pool as the Ancient Eight vie for the 2011 Ivy League Championship trophy. Heading into the Championships, this year’s competition looks to be a complete toss-up. This season, Harvard has managed to remain unbeaten in dual meets with a 7-0 record, while Princeton, Cornell, Columbia, and Penn have each managed to gain three wins against fellow league competitors.
After a 10-1 start to the Ivy League season, the Harvard men's basketball team fell in final seconds to Yale, 70-69, and ceded first place in the league standings to Princeton. But the Crimson remains in control of its destiny. Victories over fourth-place Penn and first-place Princeton would give Harvard at least a share of its first-ever Ivy title.
On the women’s side, Harvard similarly fell against Yale, 78-64, and consequently dropped in the Ivy standings from second to third.
The postseason is well underway in Division I women’s hockey, with the semifinals and finals of each of the five conference tournaments scheduled for this weekend. By Sunday night, the eight berths to the NCAA tournament will be decided. But with a lot of high-level hockey still left to play, The Back Page gives you a preview of what that championship field is looking like.