ACADEMIC INTEGRATION COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

 
15 - Chris Gibbons
Chris Gibbons
Height: 6-1
Weight: 175
Year: Junior
Hometown: Yorba Linda, Calif.
High School: Orange Lutheran High School
Position: Libero
Major: Sociology
House Affiliation: Dunster

First on Harvard's all-time digs list with 547 digs.

Junior • 2013
Ranked 20th in country and fourth in the EIVA with 2.28 digs per set ... Recorded a match-high seven digs at Stevens (Jan. 19) ... Notched eight digs at St. Francis (Pa.) (Jan. 25) ... Turned in 12 digs at No. 6 Penn State (Jan. 26) ... Recorded 13 digs to help hold Juniata (Feb. 3) to a .075 hitting percentage ... Led the defensive charge with 12 digs against Rivier (Feb. 5) ... Recorded a team high of 11 digs in a matchup against St. Francis (Pa.) (Feb. 17) ... Had six digs in a win over Rutgers-Newark (Feb. 23) ... Credited with a team high 12 digs versus George Mason (Mar. 1) ... Registered 12 digs against Princeton (Mar. 2) ... Paced the defensive efforts with 11 digs in a victory over MIT (Mar. 5) ... Recorded seven digs in a win over Emmanuel (Mar. 7) ... Recorded 12 digs in a victory against Sacred Heart (March 13) … Tallied eight digs in a contest against UC Santa Barbara (March 15) … Credited with eight digs in a matchup with California Baptist (March 18) … Posted five digs against Concordia (March 19) ... Posted two assists and six digs in a win over Erskine (March 30) … Recorded two assists and seven digs versus George Mason (April 6) ... Recorded a team-high 10 digs in a victory over NJIT (April 12) … Contributed four digs in a win against Rutgers-Newark (April 13) ... Credited with a team-best 14 digs as the Crimson outlasted George Mason (April 25) in the EIVA semifinals … Registered four digs against Penn State (April 27).

Sophomore • 2012
Played in 23 matches in 2012 … led the team with 211 digs and maintained a 2.45 dig per set average … Tallied a season-high 23 digs in Harvard’s 3-2 victory over George Mason on March 2 … Registered 18 kills in a 3-2 win against Princeton March 3 … Helped lead the Crimson to a 3-1 victory over Sacred Heart March 24 as he tallied 17 digs … Recorded double-digit dig totals in eight matches and four of the team’s final five matches.

Freshman • 2011
Tallied 20 kills, 10 digs and 21.5 points in first two matches of the season against Newbury and Endicott, both Harvard wins ... Had 13 kills, two service aces and five block assists in 3-1 win over MIT ... Tied for team-high 14 kills and led Harvard with nine digs in victory over Rivier Feb. 9 ... Recorded 10 digs, nine kills and a service ace in 3-0 win over Stevens Tech Feb. 12 ... Notched 14 kills, nine digs, four block assists and a service ace in 3-1 win over Springfield ... Had 11 kills, five digs and three service aces against Juniata March 4 ... Tallied 17 kills on a 37 percent attack rate in 3-2 win over Princeton March 5 ... Record 10 kills and six digs against Cal St. Northridge March 12 ... Had 15 digs and 10 kills against Sacred Heart April 1 ... In 3-2 win over Princeton April 2, he rcorded 10 kills and five digs ... Had 15 kills and 12 digs against NJIT April 9 ... Recorded 13 kills, 11 digs, one service ace and 14.5 points in April 16 win over NJIT ... Played in all 84 games ... Finished the season with a 2.52 kills per game average and a 1.70 digs per game average, both second on the team.

Before Harvard
Was a three-year letter winner and starter in volleyball (2008-10) … Captained the team in 2010 … Named team Rookie of the Year in 2008 … Named team Defensive Player of the Year in 2009 and 2010 … Member of the “Best of the West” 2010 all-tournament team … Earned All-Trinty League honors in 2010 … Earned the “Coaches’ Award” in 2010 … Eagle Scout and recipient of the Eagle Bronze Palm in 2009 … Received the President’s Volunteer Service Award in 2010 … Named “The Outstanding Young Male Leader of 2009 in Orange County” … Member of the National Honor Society … Received Prudential’s Certificate of Excellence in 2010 … Father, Michael, graduated from Harvard in 1978 … Brother, Matt, ’12 is currently a member of the men’s lightweight crew team at Harvard … Cousin, Britta Lindquist, graduated from Harvard in 2007.