Housing Day: The Top Athlete in Each House

Published by Chelsea Gilbert on March 08, 2012 at 10:12PM

Housing Day is filled with the hype of which house is the best house. But whether it be quad or river, it doesn't really matter what house you're in, right? All that matters is who wears the house the best.  Here is a list of athletes who make their houses shine.

Adams—Nick Jordan, Heavyweight Crew

This season, Jordan contributed to the team's undefeated season with his spot on the varsity boat, including a victory over Yale. The boat also scored second place at the IRA National Championship.

Quincy—Ari Farag, Squash; Mel Baskind, Soccer and Lacrosse

This had to be a tie. Farag automatically earns a place with his recent national championship in squash, while Baskind is a captain of the soccer and lacrosse team. She was voted Ivy League Player of the Year this past season in soccer and was named first-team All Ivy League in lacrosse.

Lowell—Andrew Campbell, Lightweight Crew

Even though Campbell is taking the semester off, he still gets this one.  He was named 2011 US Rowing Man of the Year due to his uncontested victories in competitions such as the US U23 World Championship Trials and Elite Nationals.

Leverett—Walter Peppelman, Wrestling

He served as wrestling captain this season as a junior and took second at the EIWA championships. He currently is seeded fourth in NCAA Championship tournament, one of three on the team who received an automatic bid.

Dunster—Alex Killorn, Ice Hockey

The assistant captain of the hockey team was elected to the All-Ivy first team this season. Not only that, but he was named ECAC Player of the Week November 29 and January 31. A contributing factor to this may be his 18 season goals, placing him fourth in the ECAC conference.

Mather—Rebecca Nadler, Skiing

This skier earned first place in a race for the first time in Harvard’s history with her performance at the Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association carnival event. The win made her the first skier in the Crimson’s record book to win an EISA event.

Winthrop —Jeff Reynolds, Baseball

Last season, the second baseman was named first-team All Ivy and led the team with a .301 batting average. This season, he has already been projected to be first-team All Ivy in preseason.

Kirkland—Christine Clark, Basketball

This sophomore has already made a mark on the Crimson's basketball team. She's been named to the Ivy League Honor Roll in addition to tying her career high of 28 points this season. Not only did she reach this mark, but she also averaged 22.5 points per game, which convinced CollegeSportsMadness to name her Ivy League Player of the Week.

Eliot—Taylor Docter, Volleyball

A current captain-elect, Docter led the team and was placed eighth in the Ivy League with 3.05 kills per set and posted a season-high 18 kills. Her constant solid performances led to her be named to the second-team All Ivy League in addition to her Academic All-Ivy honors.

Cabot—James O'Connor, Heavyweight Crew

O'Connor also contributed to the dual season victories for the crew team. Rowing in the varsity boat, he helped the team clinch a win for the Ivy League title and Eastern title. Plus there's still that IRA National Championship second-place he can brag about.

Currier—Brandyn Curry, Basketball

You can watch a sample of Curry's performances this season over Spring Break during the March Madness tournament, but here is a quick summary: he currently has 421 career assists, which places him in sixth in the Crimson record book. Averaging eight points per conference game, Curry has started in every game this season, which CollegeSportsMadness seems to have called early, as they named him preseason second-team All Ivy League.

Pfohorzheimer—Josue Ortiz, Football

Although Ortiz just graduated, he still brought Pfoho pride as he proved to be an important factor this past football season.  He earned the Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week after his stellar performance against Penn, ensuring Harvard's Ivy League title. During that game, Ortiz racked up 10 tackles whilst forcing a fumble and recovering one to help the team seal an important victory. He also finished the season with Defensive Most Valuable Player honors.