With the world focusing its attention on Rio de Janeiro, the Harvard Crimson follows the Harvard athletes participating in the Rio 2016 Olympics.
Brent Suter ’12 will make his Major League debut on Friday night for the Milwaukee Brewers. Suter, a 6’5” left-handed pitcher from Cincinnati, will face the Seattle Mariners at 10:10 p.m. at Safeco Field in Seattle.
One of just three current undergraduates who will be representing the Crimson in Rio de Janeiro this summer, rising senior Vincent Breet will be part of the South African Coxless Four Boat looking to take home the gold medal.
Despite being born in Copenhagen, Denmark, Harvard grad Henrik Rummel ’09 will find himself donning the USA colors for the second times at the Olympics when he competes in Rio.
An Economics major who captained the Crimson before graduating in 2012, the Boston native was a pivotal component of three consecutive top-five finishes at the IRA National Championships during his time in Cambridge.
Of the three Harvard graduates representing USA men’s rowing, Andrew Campbell Jr. ’14 will be the only one competing at the lightweight level but will look to leave his mark when he begins rowing in Rio.
Hailing from Pembroke, Bermuda, Pearson will represent her home country in Rio, rowing in a women’s single scull during the Olympics.
The first ever opportunity for women’s rugby to be represented on the Olympic stage will include a Harvard graduate.
Returning to rowing after an eight-year hiatus in international competition, Hodge will be rowing in the coxless lightweight four boat for Team Canada in the Rio Olympics.
Claiming a seat on the varsity eight boat her freshman year at Harvard, Coffey took the reigns of her athletic career and never looked back.
In an annual preseason poll, the Crimson edged the Quakers by score of 126 points to 119. Dartmouth and Yale finished third and fourth, respectively.
For the second straight Olympic games, the Harvard track and field program will field an athlete to represent the Crimson.
All seems to be going according to plan for Eli Dershwitz. The Sherborn, Mass. native came into his freshman year at Harvard in 2014 already knowing he would take the next season off to compete for a spot on the USA Olympic fencing team.
A name not normally associated with the Olympics, the Harvard women’s track and field program made its presence felt during the trials period, as a strong contingent of student athletes competed for spots on their respective nation’s roster.
Although the start of the collegiate swimming season is still months away, 16 members of the Harvard men’s swimming and diving team took to the pool to compete at the highest national level this summer.
Though its season ended in mid-March, seven members of the Harvard women’s swimming and diving team continued their competitive training and qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trials.
The NFL draft has quickly become an important event on the Harvard sporting calendar. Despite falling short of hopes that multiple players might be drafted this year, the Crimson placed four players on NFL training camp rosters, no small feat
The Flames added 18-year old Adam Fox to their mix Saturday morning, selecting the incoming Harvard freshman with the 66th overall pick in the third round of the NHL Entry Draft. Fox is now one of seven NHL draft selections on the Crimson’s roster for the 2016-2017 season.
Rising senior Nikki Okwelogu will represent Nigeria in Rio this coming August.