Dudley House Wins First Straus Cup

The 2013-14 intramural award winners pictured at the end of the year banquet (photo courtsey: Harvard Athletic Communications).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – For the first time in the history of the Straus Cup, Dudley House will take home the coveted Intramural Championship trophy.

Dudley becomes the 11th house to earn the trophy since it began in 1935.

Dudley House jumped out to an early lead after the fall intramural season with 646 points with Winthrop trailing by a mere 40 points.

The race became even closer after the winter season concluded as Dunster House moved into first with 1,091 points, while Dudley (1,076) and Winthrop (1,072) finished second and third, respectively. A final rally in the spring was the difference maker for Dudley, a house that had a team in each of the 15 spring events.

Dudley earned 109 points in volleyball as the team posted a 7-1 record, finished third in softball (74), tied for second in tennis (46), tied for third in Frisbee (46), took second in the river run (60) and earned 26 points in Spikeball to finish the 2013-14 intramural season with 1,928.25 points.

Deva Steketee of Adams House was named Female Athlete of the Year. The senior played soccer, frisbee and basketball, while also participating in the special events such as water polo, river run and dodgeball.

Winthrop House's senior Jimmy Field played flag football, volleyball, basketball, ultimate frisbee and softball to earn Male Athlete of the Year. 

Sharon Carlson was the recipient of the Referee of Excellence, an award that is given to the official whose service and dedication has contributed to the overall quality and success of the games.

Elizabeth Matamoros was honored as the Referee of the Year for all of her hard work and dedication to the intramural program. A senior from Winthrop House, Matamoros served as the Head Intramural Official while taking on a secretarial role to help create all schedules, secure facilities, fields and equipment.