Women's Basketball

Committed: How Harvard Basketball Has Recruited in a Pandemic

“I think it's been hard for us in terms of the Ivy League schools, our basketball product hasn't been available for them to see,” Eskildsen said. “But ... if anything, I think people recognize how quick the Ivy League was to cancel the tournament back last year. And I think seeing that for putting the players and their health and safety first and foremost is a positive.”

More than Half of Athletic Teams Pledge to Reach 100 Percent Voter Turnout

More than half of Harvard’s athletics teams have pledged to attain perfect voter turnout in the November elections. Twenty-four teams partnered with Harvard Votes Challenge, a student-led group run through the Institute of Politics that aims to secure 100 percent voter turnout across the University.


Before a long career in athletics administration, Harvard athletic director Erin McDermott (top right) played Division I basketball at Hofstra, establishing a presence in the paint as a forward and center.

‘She Wouldn’t Back Down’: Inside Incoming Athletic Director Erin McDermott’s College Basketball Career

But McDermott is no stranger to Division I athletics. She brings to Harvard a background in Ivy League administration, having previously held top posts in the athletic departments at Columbia University and Princeton University. What is more, McDermott understands what it is like to be a Division I athlete because she was one herself.

Changing Course, Former Harvard Basketball Star Benzan Lands on Maryland for Post-Grad Season

In a change of course, former Harvard basketball star Katie Benzan ‘20 will finish her collegiate basketball career at the University of Maryland as a graduate transfer next season. She had previously stated she would use her remaining eligibility at the University of Texas at Austin.

Women’s Basketball’s Boehm and Mullaney Garner All-Ivy Accolades

The Ivy League honored two members of Harvard women’s basketball this season, naming senior forward Jeannie Boehm Second Team All-Ivy and awarding freshman guard Lola Mullaney with an honorable mention.

Women's Basketball Halts Losing Streak Against Brown, Then Falls to Yale to Close Out Season

Harvard women's basketball halted a five-game losing streak with a 63-59 victory over Brown on Friday night. The Crimson then looked to carry this momentum into its season-ending contest with archrival Yale on Saturday but came up short in a close 60-58 Ivy League battle.

Women’s Basketball Drops Consequential Game to Cornell on Senior Night

The defeat extends the Crimson’s losing streak to five games and all but surely excludes Harvard (14-11, 5-7 Ivy) from a berth in the Ivy League Tournament — the first time the Crimson will not qualify since the tournament began three years ago.

In Second Loss to Columbia, Women's Basketball Drops Below .500 in League Play

Harvard currently sits in fifth place in the Ivy League conference, which only sends its top four teams to the Ivy League Tournament.

Tough Trip

Sophomore Maggie McCarthy drives to the hoop against Penn in the first meeting between the two. Head coach Kathy Delaney-Smith wants the guard to shoot the ball more in the future.

Women's Basketball Loses Twice On the Road, Extending Losing Streak to Three

With postseason play fast approaching, Harvard faced a difficult road trip against the Ivy League’s top two teams this past weekend. After suffering a 66-45 loss Friday night to league-leading No. 25 Princeton, the Crimson struggled again Saturday in a 70-48 defeat to Penn.

Women's Basketball Splits a Pair in New York

After a dominant 73-58 win over Cornell Friday night, Harvard (14-7, 5-3 Ivy) struggled to keep its momentum going into Saturday, ending its weekend trip with a dispiriting 89-64 loss to Columbia (13-8, 4-4).

Mulling the Drive

Lola Mullaney looks to drive in Harvard's big win over Penn earlier this season. She closed the season strong, scoring 33 points in the Crimson's final two games.

Women's Basketball Completes Weekend Sweep With 68-53 Win Over Brown

A day after a resounding 66-57 victory over previously-undefeated Yale, the Crimson (13-6, 4-2) capped off its extended five-game homestand with a dominant ____ win over Brown.

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