Meredith H. Keffer
Senior Brian Rogers' last two seasons have been marred by injuries, but that didn't stop the Vancouver Whitecaps from selecting him in Tuesday's MLS supplemental draft.
In his Harvard career, captain Walter Peppelman overcame injury to become the seventh Crimson wrestler to notch 100 wins.
Harvard men's basketball coach Tommy Amaker notched his 100 win when his squad blew out Rice.
Junior guard Christine Clark, shown above in earlier action, eclipsed 1,000 points in Harvard's 85-59 rout of UMass. The Crimson's 85 points was its highest total of the season.
On Feb. 4, the New York Knicks were in danger of losing their 12th game in 14 tries when coach Mike D’Antoni turned to the end of his bench and put in point guard Jeremy Lin ’10. Lin’s 25 points, seven assists, and five rebounds against the Nets sparked the Knicks to a win and earned him a starting job. From that night on, his life would never be the same. After leading the Knicks to seven straight victories, Lin won the Eastern Conference Player of the Week award and scored the most points in league history over his first five starts, becoming a national phenomenon in the process. “Linsanity” made the Harvard alum the most widely-discussed athlete in the country, placed him on the cover of Sports Illustrated in back-to-back weeks, earned him a spot in the Time 100, and won him the Best Breakthrough Athlete award at the 2012 ESPYs. Lin’s magical year culminated in his earning a $25 million dollar contract with the Houston Rockets this offseason.
2012 was truly a historic year for Harvard athletics, which found itself in the national spotlight more than ever before. An alumnus sparked a global phenomenon known as "Linsanity" and his fellow graduates competed for their home countries at the Summer Olympics. The baseball team saw its YouTube video go viral, two squash players and a skier won national titles, and the women's basketball team won the league's first WNIT game. Meanwhile, men's basketball went dancing for the first time in 66 years and the men's tennis and volleyball squads also registered historic seasons. But not every team experienced such extraordinary successes. Despite a record-breaking year, the Crimson football team fell short of an Ivy title. Off the field, an unprecedented academic scandal sent shockwaves through campus and affected the rosters of a number of teams. As the calendar flips to 2013, take a look back at each of these moments as we count down the top ten Harvard sports stories stories of 2012.
Co-captain Christian Webster and the Harvard men's basketball team will face Cal on Dec. 29 and St. Mary's on Dec. 31. Webster has scored in double figures in the Crimson's past two contests.
Losses to Princeton and Penn kept the Harvard men's basketball team from locking up its first ever outright Ivy League title earlier, but a victory by the Tigers over the Quakers in the final Ancient Eight contest of the season sent the Crimson dancing.
Co-captain Christian Webster, shown above in earlier action, posted 13 points in the Harvard men's basketball team's 72-65 win over Holy Cross on Saturday afternoon at Lavietes Pavilion.
Co-captain Jillian Dempsey, shown in earlier action, tallied four points for the Harvard women’s hockey team over the weekend. Dempsey recorded two assists on Friday and then notched a goal and an assist Saturday.
Through four contests, junior guard Christine Clark, pictured above, leads the Harvard women's basketball team with 18.8 points per game.
Senior co-captain and forward Emma Golen is an impressive 9-for-10 from three-point range so far this season. Golen and the Harvard women’s basketball team are slated to take on Holy Cross Tuesday night.
Former men's basketball co-captains Oliver McNally '12 (left) and Keith Wright '12 (right) announced on Friday that they will continue their basketball careers outside the United States.
St. Joe's Langston Galloway scored 15 points when the Hawks fell to the Harvard men's basketball team a season ago.