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.
For the second straight Olympic games, the Harvard track and field program will field an athlete to represent the Crimson.
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.
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.
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.
Rising senior Nikki Okwelogu will represent Nigeria in Rio this coming August.
Just a few days before its Copa America Centenario quarterfinal matchup against South American rival Venezuela at Gillette Stadium, the Argentinian National Soccer Team stationed itself at Harvard’s Ohiri Field to partake in training this week.
Under coach Jason Saretsky, the Harvard women's track and field has established itself as an Ivy League and national powerhouse, building an impressive reign over the top of the standings in the past five years.
The most prolific head coach in collegiate women's hockey, Harvard coach Katey Stone has greatly influenced and built both the Crimson program and the sport in general in her 21 years in Cambridge.
Sophomore attackman Morgan Cheek lit up then-No. 2/2 Brown, which boasted a defense allowing less than nine goals-per-game, for nine scores and 10 points to lead Harvard to victory. It was only the second time that the Crimson defeated a No. 2 ranked team since coach Chris Wojcik ’96 joined the program in 2011.
After a year away from Cambridge in Los Angeles, former Harvard women’s basketball standout Temi Fagbenle was drafted 35th overall in the WNBA draft to the Minnesota Lynx. Fagbenle transferred to the University of Southern California to pursue a graduate degree after playing three years for Harvard. She is the second Harvard player ever to be selected in the WNBA draft.
Former Harvard co-captains Michelle Picard and Emerance Maschmeyer represented the United States and Canada, respectively, at the IIHF Women's World Championships, leaving the two to face Monday with a gold medal on the line.
The Harvard women’s ice hockey team found itself looking at a sudden death overtime in game three of the ECAC quarterfinals against No. 9/9 Colgate after sixty minutes of hockey, needing to net one goal in order to advance to the semifinals.
In a season-defining weekend, the Harvard women’s hockey team (15-9-3, 11-6-3 ECAC) will finish its regular season play on the road as the team travels to play ECAC foes No. 10/10 Colgate (19-6-7, 11-4-5) and Cornell (11-12-4, 7-9-4).