The Full-Court Press: Katherine Pickard '11

Published by Alex Sopko on December 14, 2010 at 3:11AM

The secret to senior Katherine Pickard's success? Frosted Flakes.

This week, The Full-Court Press takes you to Blodgett pool where, after racing against some of the top five schools in the nation earlier this month at the Georgia Invitational, the women’s swim team is back in training mode preparing for the spring season. Leading the charge are seven seniors, including Eliot resident Katherine Pickard. If there’s one thing to know about the senior from Phoenix, it’s that she absolutely loves Frosted Flakes, or as her teammates say, “you don’t get between Pickard and her flakes.” In this exclusive interview, Katherine talks about flakes, Shamu, and most importantly, beating Princeton. Every week The Full-Court Press gives you the sort of personal scoop that you’re not likely to hear at a typical press conference.

Name: Katherine Pickard

Year: 2011

Stats: In Pickard’s first collegiate race at Harvard, she won in the 500-yard freestyle against Cornell. Since then, she’s racked up 11 top-three finishes at the annual Ivy Championships, provisionally qualified for NCAAs every year, and now holds four school records.

Onward and upward!

1.Typical pre-game meal.

Frosted Flakes, the breakfast of champions.


Crimson Faceoff: Bump, Set, Spike

Published by Martin Kessler on December 13, 2010 at 3:11AM

After two devastating losses at the hands of basketball’s Andrew Van Nest and wrestling champ J.P O’Connor, Crimson sportswriter Martin Kessler enlisted the help of fellow writer Marjorie Gullick for the third edition of Crimson Faceoff.

In the latest contest, the pair challenged volleyball standouts Matt Jones and Taylor Docter to a two-on-two matchup. Could Gullick’s monstrous kills save team Crimson from suffering its third straight defeat? Check out the video to see how the duo fared against the pair of hard-hitting volleyball stars.

A Look Ahead

Published by Ricky Liu on December 13, 2010 at 3:11AM

With reading period having come and gone, the majority of the Harvard community has a week and a half of finals to endure before settling in for a relaxing month of J-Term. But for the population of student-athletes that find themselves on the Crimson sports teams that compete during the winter season, the end of finals period signals the start of practice schedules even more rigorous than the ones they already have, as the second half of the winter season kicks off in earnest.

The Harvard men’s basketball team looks to continue its winning ways as it seeks to extend its current two-game winning streak, but the Crimson has its work cut out for it when it takes on the No. 6 UConn Huskies, who have gone undefeated in their first seven games of the season.


Checking In with Celebs

Published by Christina C. Mcclintock on December 13, 2010 at 3:11AM

Harvard athletes and movie stars are necessarily equated, but three Harvard alumni—the Winklevoss twins and Tommy Lee Jones—have managed to make a name for themselves on the big screen. Jones has long been one of the most respected names in the film industry while the Winklevoss twins have gained fame—or notoriety—through David Fincher's “The Social Network,” in which they were both played by Armie Hammer.

Here's a quick update on what the three celebrities have been up to.


Two of the only celebrity rowers in the world, Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, are again in the news for their off-water pursuits. The “Winklevii,” as they are called in “The Social Network,” are still in the process of suing Mark Zuckerberg. The twins, who graduated in 2004, have already received $65 million from Zuckerberg and co. in a lawsuit, but they have alleged that Zuckerberg was dishonest about the value of the product and are appealing for more money.


Berry Named Ivy Player of the Week, Clark Makes Honor Roll

Published by Catherine E. Coppinger on December 13, 2010 at 3:11AM
Brogan Out

Junior Brogan Berry earned her second Ivy Player of the Week nod of the season after an outstanding week against Florida and UNH.

Though the Harvard women’s basketball team started reading period with a loss on the road against Florida, the team returned to Cambridge in peak form, earning a win against New Hampshire just in time for the start of finals.

According to an Ivy League press release this morning, two members of the Crimson backcourt—junior Brogan Berry and freshman Christine Clark—garnered weekly all-conference recognition for their respective roles in this past week’s contests.

Berry earned her second Ivy League Player of the Week honor of the season, as Harvard rebounded from the mid-week loss with a 96-63 battering of the Wildcats Friday night.

The junior guard led the way with 22 points against UNH. Berry shot 8-of-9 from the field and contributed five assists and four steals for the Crimson. She led Harvard in scoring in Tuesday’s defeat as well, notching 15 points against the Gators. So far in the 2010-11 season, Berry is averaging 13.4 points and 4.2 rebounds per game, in addition to shooting an impressive 92.6 percent from the free-throw line.