ACADEMIC INTEGRATION COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

 
0 - Laurent Rivard
Laurent Rivard
Height: 6-5
Weight: 215
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Saint-Bruno, Que.
High School: Northfield Mount Hermon (Mass.)
Position: Guard

Freshman (2010-11) 
Averaged 88.3 percent from the foul line during rookie season ... Was third among Ivy League rookies in scoring (11.0 points per game) ... Played in all 29 games ... Made at least three 3-pointers in nine games this season ... Drained at least one trey for 15 straight games (Nov. 17-Jan. 8) ... Scored in double figures in 16 games this season ... Averaged 9.9 ppg in Ivy contests ... Named preseason Ivy League Newcomer of the Year by Lindy’s  ... Buried three from long distance and finished with 12 points in victory at Mercer (Nov. 20) ... Scored seven points and picked up three rebounds in win over Colorado (Nov. 28) ... Netted 21 points, making 5-of-8 from long distance, while coming down with three rebounds against Fordham (Dec. 1) ... Buried five treys for second straight game and came down with five rebounds at Michigan (Dec. 4) ... Tabbed Ivy League Rookie of the Week Dec. 6 ... Scored 15 points, making five shots from the floor and was 4-for-4 from the line in win over Boston University (Dec. 11) ... Made two treys, scored 12 points and blocked a shot at No. 4 Connecticut (Dec. 22) ... Hit several key baskets down the stretch and finished with 18 points, shooting 5-of-7 from the field and 6-of-6 from the line, against Monmouth (Dec. 29) ... Tallied 17 points, hitting five baskets, and dished out a career-best four assists against MIT (Dec. 31) ... Earned second Ivy Rookie of the Week honor Jan. 3 ... Scored a career-high 23 points, on seven field goals and three treys, in win at Boston College (Jan. 5) ... Scored all 16 of his points in the second half, shooting 3-of-4 from long distance, in win at George Washington (Jan. 15) ... Tabbed Ivy League Rookie of the Week for third time Jan. 17 ... Led Harvard with 13 points, drilling three treys, in victory over Dartmouth (Jan. 22) ... Buried 3-of-5 from beyond the arc to finish with 12 points against Cornell (Jan. 29) ... Drilled three treys and came down with four rebounds at Princeton (Feb. 4) ... Hit two 3-pointers in double-overtime victory at Penn (Feb. 5) ... Tallied 14 points in only 22 minutes against Yale (Feb. 11) ... Grabbed a career-high six rebounds and scored 12 points at Brown (Feb. 25) ... Shot 5-of-8 from long distance en route to a 21-point effort against Penn (March 4) ... Hit two treys and was 4-of-10 from the floor, finishing with 10 points, at Oklahoma State in NIT (March 15).

Background 
Lettered in basketball and track and field at Northfield Mount Hermon … Previously attended Seminaire Ste-Trinite … Captain basketball team and was named team most valuable player in 2009-10 … All-New England Prep School Athletic Conference Class first team as a shooting guard … Was high school teammate of fellow Crimson freshman Matt Brown … Was named Montreal Basketball League most valuable player and played in conference All-Star Game in 2008 … Three-time Quebec champion in mountain biking … Under-19 junior national team member, finishing seventh at World Championships in New Zealand in 2009 … Under-17 Quebec  team member, placing first at nationals in 2008 and second in 2007 … Inducted into Cum Laude Society.

Laurent Rivard, with Kit Parker, Thomas D. Cabot Associate Professor of Applied Science, in the Maxwell Dworkin Building at the School of Engineering and Applie Sciences.