The US women’s hockey team has certainly grown accustomed to heartbreak throughout the years, and Thursday afternoon proved no different.
After carrying a 2-0 lead over Team Canada into the final 3:30 of the gold medal match in Sochi, the Americans broke down, squandering their advantage and falling to the Canadians in overtime, 3-2.
As the U.S. Secretary of Education, Harvard alum Arne S. Duncan ’87 is responsible for ensuring that the people of America receive a proper education. Friday night, Duncan continued to honor his job description from a new venue, schooling his competition at the 2014 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game in New Orleans.
Playing in the annual scrimmage for the fourth consecutive year, Duncan notched 20 points—a Celebrity Game record—to go along with 11 boards and six assists, leading the East squad to a 60-56 victory over the West.
Senior Jasmine Evans, shown here in previous action, sparked the Crimson's win over Cornell on Saturday evening with her career-best 21 points.
Though it may have been an impossible task to beat men’s squash captain Brandon McLaughlin’s national title winning effort for this edition of the Crimson sports board’s Athlete of the Week, the runners-up did not disappoint with their respective weekend showings.
Jasmine Evans, Women’s Basketball
The Harvard women’s basketball team easily defeated the two Ivy League opponents that trotted into the Lavietes Pavillion this weekend, and Evans had a hand in both wins.
Despite the piling snow and frozen Charles, the women of Radcliffe crew are feeding their competitive hunger with the help of the World Indoor Rowing Championship, the C.R.A.S.H.-B. Sprints, which took place this Sunday.
Held annually at the Agganis Arena at Boston University, this daylong competition brings together over 2,200 rowers from around the world. Participants compete on indoor rowing machines called ergometers, or “ergs,” that simulate the pull of the water by an oar.
Sophomore Mary Carmack and senior Deva Steketee represented the Black and White at this year’s C.R.A.S.H.-B. regatta. No other members from Harvard’s undergraduate squads competed.
Harvard athletes are accustomed to competing on the national level, but seldom do they have the opportunity to cross oceans and play in international tournaments.
Eric Butorac, a volunteer coach on the Harvard men’s tennis team, did just that this past January at the Australian Open in Melbourne, Australia.