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Multitude of Wins: Coach of the Year, Runner-Up

Kathy Delaney-Smith arrived in Cambridge in 1982. She has since become the winningest coach in Ivy League basketball history.

Michellen Woman
Women's Golf

Par for the Course: Female Performance of the Year

Though Harvard did not capture the team Ivy League title, Michelle Xie found the top of the podium in individual rankings—shooting a 77-71-72 to win individual champion.

Rooks and Knights
Women's Basketball

TaylorMade: Female Comeback Athlete of the Year

Taylor Rooks's path to the top of the women's basketball roster began in Palo Alto, Calif., and was interrupted by blood clot in her leg.

The First Katie
Women's Basketball

The Lavietes Sharpshooter: Female Athlete of the Year, Runner-Up

Katie Benzan is as good at raining threes as she is at leading Harvard women's basketball as its floor general.

Until Next Year
Women's Golf

Women's Golf Comes Up Just Short at Ivy Championships

At the end of the final round of the Ivy League Championships, the Harvard women’s golf team remained tied with Princeton for the top spot to decide the conference crown. In dramatic fashion, the Crimson came up just short in a playoff hole against the Tigers to decide the Ancient Eight title.

Golf War

Preview: Women's Golf Aims to Reclaim Ivy League Crown This Weekend

Last season, the Crimson’s impressive five-year reign atop the conference came to an end when Princeton took home the title in dominating fashion. This season, Harvard will travel to Metedeconk National Golf Club in the Tigers’ home state of New Jersey in an attempt to return the trophy to Cambridge.

Sports Briefs

BRIEF: Women's Golf Takes Home Victory In Harvard Invitational

​In its last true test before the Ivy League championships, Harvard women’s golf completed a roaring comeback to take home the trophy at the Harvard Invitational for its first win in the competition since October 2013.

On the Fence

Fencing Claims Fifth in NCAA Championships

Harvard walked away from the NCAA chamionships with an individual championship title in men’s sabre, an individual third place finish in women’s epee, and a fifth place overall team finish.

Grass is Always Greener
Women's Golf

BRIEF: Women's Golf Gets the Spring Season off to a Slow Start

Kicking off the spring season, Harvard traveled south to escape the New England cold in its opening match of 2018 in South Carolina. The Crimson was unable to recover from its tough start and finished last in a competitive field of 15.

Threes for 3
Women's Basketball

Women's Basketball Falls to Penn in Close Matchup at Ivy Tournament

In a nail-biting defensive battle that came down to the final seconds, Harvard women’s basketball fell to Penn in the Palestra on the Quakers home court. The Crimson shot only 25.8 percent to Penn’s 33.3 percent from the field in a night where shots seemed not to fall for either side.

Bogdan Bogdanovic
Women's Basketball

Notebook: Women's Basketball Thumps Ivy Opponents Ahead of Conference Tourney

​The Harvard’s women’s basketball team braved weather delays in New York to finish its regular season with two victories over Cornell and Columbia. The Crimson extended its winning streak to four games heading into the Ivy League Tournament, concluding its regular season with a season sweep of both opponents.

Kirby Smart
Women's Basketball

Strong Offense Carries Women's Basketball in New York Slate

In its final weekend of the regular season, Harvard women’s basketball completed the season sweep on the New York Ivies in its trip to the Empire State, topping Cornell and Columbia on the road.

Triple Threat
Women's Basketball

Women's Basketball Clinches Ivy Tournament Berth with Victory over Princeton

Harvard used an electric third quarter to dominate the Tigers, the top team in the Ancient Eight, to punch its ticket to the Ivy League Tournament in March.

Sweet Victory
Women's Basketball

Cinderella Turns 20

When the final buzzer sounded, the Crimson had secured a 71-67 decision for its first ever Women’s NCAA Tournament victory in program history.

Skinner Time
Women's Basketball

BRIEF: Penn, Princeton Shatter Win-Streak for Women's Basketball

​In its first Ivy League road trip of the conference schedule, the Killer P's—Penn and Princeton—proved too much for the women’s basketball team. The Crimson’s win streak was snapped at six with the pair of losses.