Athlete Of The Week
By beating his Big Green opponent, Andy Zhou capped off an impressive season on a high note, finishing with a team-best 17-11 record.
This weekend, in a pair of matches against Princeton and NJIT, Harvard experienced what were likely the biggest stages of the year. In both contests, Clemens—who played every second of every point—led decisive sequences that erased deficits.
As Harvard softball begins its Ivy League slate, the team finds itself jostling for position within the league, tied with four other teams with a 2-2 record. One factor in the Crimson’s potential rise to the top of the league will be continued dominance on the mound by junior righthander Taylor Cabe.
This past weekend at the Raleigh Relays in Raleigh, N.C., Thomas set three new Ivy records, the most notable being a then-NCAA best time of 23.18 seconds in the 200-meter dash—good enough to automatically qualify for the 2016 Olympic Trials.
Despite the team finishing the trip with only three victories out of eight contests, junior pitcher Nick Gruener shone for the Crimson. He recorded 11 total strikeouts over his two outings, with seven against Florida and four against Army.
AnnMarie Healy and Shilpa Tummala are among The Crimson's Athlete of the Week runners-up for their performances at home against Yale and Brown this weekend.
In her collegiate debut, Rhianna Rich led Harvard (3-1) to its first three wins of the 2016 season. Rich was an offensive powerhouse - she tallied nine hits in 16 at bats and scored seven runs.
This weekend, freshman Meagan Popp helped the women’s swimming and diving team to its 12th Ivy League championship. At the meet, she set three school records in the 200 IM, 100 breast, and 200 breast events, resulting in a first, second, and tied for first placement, respectively. But several other Crimson athletes also had stellar performances this week as well.
Going into the Ivy League Championship Meet, freshman Meagan Popp had seen her fair amount of high-placing finishes, but she had yet to top the podium as a member of the Harvard women’s swim team. Three days later, Popp’s name has been stamped into the Crimson record books a grand total of three times.
This weekend, Harvard captain Branden Clemens may not have won a championship with the Crimson men’s volleyball team, but he did just about everything else.
Co-captain AnnMarie Healy shot 13-of-14 from the field against Columbia on Saturday, finishing with 27 points and six rebounds in what amounted to a 69-66 win over the Lions.
With a goal and three assists over the weekend, senior forward Colin Blackwell earned his first four-point weekend since 2012, when he logged four assists in the ECAC tournament semifinals against none other than the rival Big Red.
It’s safe to say receiver Justice Shelton-Mosley had a decent season for a freshman.
Aside from the North Andover, Mass. native, four other Crimson athletes put in impressive performances this week to earn spots on the runners up list.