Women's Basketball

A Family of Forbes: Siblings Reconnect with Harvard Basketball

While transfer students face the challenge of adjusting to a new environment, McKenzie had a unique advantage. Lavietes Pavilion houses a very familiar face: her brother Mason Forbes, who is a senior on the men’s basketball team and a standout in his own regard.

McDonald's All-American

The Forbes family proudly displays McKenzie’s jersey at the McDonald’s All-American Game.

Post Player: Former Women’s Basketball Captain Jacqueline Alemany Covers Congress for The Washington Post

It has been 10 years since Alemany captained the Harvard women’s basketball team, but the habits she built while playing still serve her in her current job. Only now, instead of running down power forwards at Lavietes Pavilion, she is running down power brokers in the U.S. Capitol and reporting on Congress for The Washington Post.

To the Hoop

Alemany drives to the basket in front of a packed house in a game against the Boston College Eagles.

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.”

Just one of many options for Coach Delaney-Smith's Zoom background on calls with recruits

In unprecedented circumstances, Coach Kathy Delaney-Smith has led women's basketball through a successful 2020-2021 recruiting cycle.

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.

‘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.


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.


McDermott and Robinson accept awards for excellence as scholar-athletes at Hofstra.

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.

Pass First, But Score Too

Benzan’s 13-point performance against Georgetown in the 2019 Women’s National Invitational Tournament would prove to be her last appearance in a Harvard uniform.

Off to NYC

Jeannie Boehm will graduate with a degree in Economics in May.

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.

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