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Brenna R. Nelsen

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Parting Shot

Parting Shot: The Unremarkable Remarkable

I hadn’t known it at the time, but that two-foot putt on the 18th green had marked one of the most special moments of my time at Harvard: It signified the end of my collegiate golf career.

Women's Ice Hockey

Tough Stretch Up Front Will Prime Crimson For Success

A 10-2 loss is always a tough pill to swallow, especially for the Harvard women’s hockey team.

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Women's Ice Hockey

Women's Hockey Beats Dartmouth in Return to Bright-Landry

Playing at Bright-Landry Hockey Center for the first time in over a month, the No. 10/10 Harvard women’s ice hockey beat the Big Green, 4-1.


NOTEBOOK: Fourth Quarter Comeback Propels Harvard to Victory

With 15 minutes left on the clock, the Harvard football team found itself in unfamiliar territory. Trailing in the second half for the first time since week two, the Crimson needed to mount a fourth quarter comeback to defeat Penn.

Women's Ice Hockey

Women's Hockey Winless in First Road Double

Kicking off a five-game road stint, the Crimson couldn’t finish off a win in a pair of overtime contests, settling for a tie on Friday against Clarkson and dropping a 5-4 decision against St. Lawrence the following evening.


Stone's Crew Ready for the Spotlight

After successfully fighting through last season with a shoestring roster, the Harvard women’s ice hockey team enters the new year with the highest of goals.

Women's Rugby

Rugby Season Recap

It was a historic season for the Crimson, as the squad captured its first-ever Ivy League title to cap off its fall schedule in November.

Women's Ice Hockey

Female Breakout Player of the Year: Miye D'Oench

Heading into its 2013-2014 season, the Harvard women’s ice hockey team was already facing an uphill battle. The Crimson had graduated its leading scorer, Jillian Dempsey ’13, and had lost three other key players along with long-tenured coach, Katey Stone, to the Olympic roster.

Women's Rugby

Female Breakout Player of the Year, Runner-Up: Xanni Brown

Among rugby's senior standouts was co-captain Xanni Brown, who spearheaded the Crimson’s offensive charge as the team’s leading scorer.

Women's Rugby

Women's Rugby Ends Season at National Championships

Entering its first USA Rugby Division I National Championships as a varsity squad, the Harvard women’s rugby team (7-6) looked compete against the country’s top teams in the Sweet Sixteen.

Women's Rugby

Women's Rugby Suffers Injuries in Loss to No. 1 Penn State

Co-captains Ali Haber and Xanni Brown were sidelined with injuries before and during Saturday afternoon's contest at No. 1 Penn State, which defeated the Crimson, 50-12.

Athlete Of The Week

Athlete of the Week: Emba Propels Women's Rugby to Big Victory

Cheta Emba—who also splits time as a goalkeeper for the varsity women’s soccer team—helped spearhead the Harvard rugby team’s offensive charge against Boston College with four first-half tries.

Women's Rugby

Women's Rugby Routs Boston College, 105-0

Boston College had nothing to stop the Harvard women’s rugby team as the Crimson (7-3) cruised to a 105-0 victory over the Eagles.

Women's Ice Hockey

Cornell Trips Women's Hockey in ECAC Semifinal

The ECAC matchup against the Big Red ended the Crimson’s hopes at a league tournament title. Fortunately for Harvard, the 6-4 loss at Cheel Arena will not be the final game of its 2013-2014 campaign.

Women's Rugby

Women's Rugby Suffers Big Loss at Home

The No. 11 Crimson took on No. 4 American International College in a Saturday afternoon contest at Cumnock Field, and the powerful Yellow Jackets offense proved too much for the injury-hampered Crimson squad in the 56-19 loss.