Harvard to Dedicate Rowing Shell in Honor of Olympic Champ Howard

Howard (fourth from right) and his Canadian teammates show off their 2008 gold medals (photo courtesy Rowing Canada).

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--The Harvard heavyweight crew will recognize three-time Crimson national champion and Olympic gold medalist Malcolm Howard '05 with the dedication of a rowing shell in his honor at Newell Boathouse Saturday.

Howard went undefeated against intercollegiate competition in his three years as a member of Harvard's varsity eight, helping the Crimson to three straight national championships. He helped Canada's men's eight win Olympic gold in Beijing in 2008 and received honorable mention in the selection of the Rowing News Male Athlete of the Year for 2009.

The dedication will occur at Newell Boathouse following the conclusion of the Crimson's Compton Cup racing against MIT and No. 7 Princeton Saturday on the Charles River. The regatta begins at 6:36 a.m. and concludes with the varsity eight race at 8:24.