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Student-Athletes Deferred Enrollment at Markedly Higher Rates than College Students at Large in 2020-21, Crimson Analysis Finds

The aggregate finding of this study is that, out of the entire population of Crimson student-athletes, approximately 40 percent opted to take time off from classes during each of the fall 2020 and spring 2021 semesters. This rate is roughly twice that of College undergraduates at large (student-athletes and non-athletes alike) who opted for time off from classes in 2020-2021.

Women's Squash Team's Sweet Taste of Victory
Women's Squash

Life on the Tour: Amanda Sobhy ’15, Haley Mendez ’15, and Sabrina Sobhy ’19 Reflect on Time at Harvard, Pro Squash Careers

Of the top 50 female athletes in professional squash, three are former Crimson stars. Amanda Sobhy ’15, Haley Mendez ’15, and Sabrina Sobhy ’19, ranked fifth, 42nd, and 20th respectively, all played as members of Harvard’s elite squash team before pursuing full-time careers on the Professional Squash Association World Tour.

Across the Atlantic, Crouin's Work Ethic Remains Strong
Men's Squash

The Quarantine Crunch: Crouin Keeps His Eye on the Ball

Like many student-athletes at Harvard junior Victor Crouin had his world turned upside down when students were sent home in March due to the coronavirus pandemic. The star first seed on the Crimson’s elite squash squad managed to return to his hometown of Marseille, France, just before the nation went into lockdown.

Old Stomping Grounds

Former Crimson Infielder Peter Woodfork ‘99 Reflects on His Path from Harvard Baseball to Overseeing Minor League Operations

“At Harvard, as both an athlete and a student, it was a really positive experience. And I knew I wanted to stay involved in the game.”


Suddleson Steadfast Despite Lost Season

“It was disappointing but also added fuel to the fire,” Suddleson said. “The only thing to do after [not getting drafted] is to keep working hard and keep playing hard because that’s all you can do.”

Making a Racket
Men's Squash

Men's Squash Wins Second Straight Championship

Ripping a volley down the backhand side, sophomore Victor Crouin watched as his opponent, No. 3 University of Pennsylvania’s Andrew Douglas, made a desperate stab at the ball in the back corner. When his return fell short of the front wall, Crouin turned towards the roaring crowd and thumped his chest in triumph.

Squashing the Competition
Women's Squash

SIX-PEAT: Women's Squash Wins Sixth Consecutive National Championship

Harvard women's squash defeated No. 2 Princeton to take home the Howe Cup. This marks the sixth consecutive year in which Harvard has won the national championship.

Lucky Number 13
Women's Squash

Women’s Squash Rolls to 79 Straight Wins

After bursting out to a commanding 2-0 lead over her opponent, No. 3 Trinity College’s Nanna Carleke, Harvard junior Hannah Craig fell just short in the third and fourth games. In the decisive fifth game, Craig responded with a dominating showing, overwhelming Carleke with an 11-2 victory to secure the seventh seed matchup for the Crimson. It was one of Harvard’s eight victories in its 8-1 romping of the Bantams on Feb. 5.

Men's Squash

Men’s Squash Wins 24th, 25th Straight Matches

It was one of Harvard’s nine victories in a sweep of St. Lawrence on Saturday afternoon. The squad has won its last 25 matches dating back to the beginning of last season.

Bro in the Heartland

Cool Story, Bro(gan)

“One thing I really try to avoid, especially when it comes to this part of the year is trying to stress too much or think too much about it,” said McPartland.

Holding Down Home Court
Women's Tennis

Women’s Tennis Dominates at Harvard Invitational

The Crimson does not have another competitive match until next March, when it squares off against Rhode Island at home on March 7th. However, the team will look to keep working hard and avoid complacency during the offseason.

Bounce Back Weekend
Women's Volleyball

Women’s Volleyball Burned by Missed Opportunities against Dartmouth

Harvard will not get another opportunity to play Dartmouth this season, but the team gets six more cracks against Ivy League rivals in November.

Men’s Water Polo Continues Historic Streak

Two four-game sweeps moved Harvard to a historic 22-0.

Still Perfect
Men's Water Polo

Men's Water Polo Continues Perfect Season

After its most recent victories, Harvard’s win streak currently stands at 22. As it tries to extend that this season, the team will stay alert and try to avoid complacency.

Less is More
Women's Crew

The Captains

Led by senior captains Molly Lesser and Maria Boyle, Harvard women’s lightweight crew will look to open the season strong at the Head of the Charles Regatta this weekend. In advance of the regatta, Lesser and Boyle have worked hard to facilitate efficient practices and effective communication across the squad’s members.