ACADEMIC INTEGRATION COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

 
Alex Sopko
Alex Sopko
Height: 5-0
Year: Senior
Hometown: Bethesda, Md.
High School: Walt Whitman
Major: Social Studies
House Affiliation: Leverett

Senior • 2012
Coxed for the second varsity eight four times, the third varsity eight twice, and twice in combination four ... Finished fourth with the open four at the IRA National Championships ... Defeat Yale in combination fours race at the H-Y Regatta .... Took third with the third varsity eight at the EARC Sprints ...  Aided second varsity eight in wins against Navy, Penn, and Princeton ... Runner-up to California at the San Diego Crew Classic. 

Junior • 2011
Coxed the third varsity eight, contributing to an undefeated dual season, and steered the open four to a bronze medal at the IRA National Championships … Aided in a third varsity second-place finish at the EARC Sprints … Contributed to victories over Navy, Penn, Princeton, Brown and Cornell … Helped the open four earn a bronze medal at the IRA National Championships.

Sophomore • 2010
Coxed the third varsity eight … Helped the third varsity win bronze at EARC Sprints as Harvard captured its 30th Rowe Cup … Guided the varsity four at the IRA National Championships, helping Harvard win the third-level final … Helped the Harvard combination boat win at the 145th Harvard-Yale Regatta … Contributed to third varsity wins against Cornell, Princeton, Navy and Penn and the Northeastern second varsity.

Freshman • 2009
Coxed the freshman eight that went undefeated in dual racing (7-0), and won a silver medal at Sprints and the IRA National Championships. 

Before Harvard

Five-time letterman in crew ... Named team captain ... Five-time Scholar Athlete ... Crew MVP ... National Merit Commended Scholar ... Maryland Distinguished Scholar ... AP Scholar ... Tutored elementary school students through high school.

Personal
Mother, Nancy '76, graduated from Radcliffe ... Lists skiing, snowboarding, tennis, sculling, soccer and kayaking as hobbies.