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From aikikai to archery, water polo to wushu, Harvard club sports run the gamut of interests, experience, and athletic skill levels found across campus.
Sophomore Vivek Jayaram (left, batting) takes a swing during an American College Cricket game. Jayaram and junior captain Manik Kuchroo, earned All-American honors this year.
Harvard Quasar, the women's ultimate frisbee team, has experienced success over the last few seasons.
Despite the success which the team has experienced, being a club sport has brought financial limitation on the squad, affecting the ability for Quasar to be successful at a national level.
The Harvard Rugby Football Club, the oldest Rugby club in America, is one of a variety of club sports on the Crimson campus.
The meeting, which ran thirty minutes longer than it was scheduled—at least in part because of lengthy debates about parliamentary procedure—came after controversy erupted over invitations to the Spee’s “pajama party.”
The Harvard Men's Ultimate Frisbee Club, pictured here in 2013, established an endowment supplementing current funding from the Undergraduate Council and the Department of Athletics.
Club representatives declined to reveal dollar figures, but they indicated that the endowment is large enough to waive all freshman membership fees for the fall season.
Despite a near 60 percent increase in the number of club sports that applied for Undergraduate Council funding this semester, the Council is expected to, on average, fund organizations at higher rates than last year.
Though I’ve never met him, I recognize Yamada from across the quiet, sunny dining hall. He has a dancer’s casual grace, and his hoodie looks like it could transition from lunch attire to dance gear on a moment’s notice. Yamada is the president of Harvard Breakers, a student breakdancing group that meets four times a week to condition, practice, and choreograph.
The College will offer an additional $30,000 in grants for domestic student group travel this academic year in response to recommendations from a working group convened last spring.
Ibrahim Khan has almost single-handedly built a program which just three years ago did not exist into a national club powerhouse, all while maintaining a humble perspective on what has been an incredible journey.
A senior and captain of the Harvard club cricket team, Ibrahim Khan resurrected the squad after two decades of dormancy. While building the team from the ground up, Khan has developed into a first rate player on the field and was named Harvard Male Club Athlete of the Year.
Just months after losing one of its members in a fatal car crash, the Harvard Mock Trial team finished third at American Mock Trial Association Nationals last week, bringing one of the team’s most successful seasons to a close.