ACADEMIC INTEGRATION & COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

2017-18 Harvard Women's Basketball News

  • Women's Basketball Hosts Penn Friday, Princeton Saturday on Senior Night
    February 21, 2018
    Harvard welcomes Penn and Princeton to Lavietes Pavilion for its final home weekend of the regular season. The Quakers make the trip to Cambridge Friday evening at 6 p.m. with the Tigers coming to town Saturday at 7 p.m. Both games can be seen live on NESNplus and the Ivy League Network. 
  • Women’s Basketball Suffers Setback at Yale, 69-63
    February 17, 2018
    The Harvard women’s basketball team (14-9, 6-4 Ivy) and Yale (13-10, 6-4 Ivy) were tied at 63-63 with 2:46 to play, but the Bulldogs scored the game’s final six points to edge of the Crimson in a fierce Ivy League battle Saturday night, 69-63.
  • Jessica Gelman: Harvard Legend of Ivy League Basketball
    February 16, 2018
    Highly capable people who are driven to learn and grow across the full spectrum of who they can be as a person. Academically, of course, you are challenged. I found myself learning the most outside the classroom, things like: different approaches to studying, how to train better and even how to have difficult conversations. 
  • Balanced Attack Leads Women’s Basketball Over Brown, 86-74
    February 16, 2018
    Six Crimson reached double figures, led by 20 points from sophomore guard Katie Benzan and the Harvard women’s basketball team (14-8, 6-3 Ivy) earned a hard-fought road victory at Brown (14-8, 2-7 Ivy) Friday night.
  • Women's Basketball Visits Brown and Yale in a Pair of ESPN3 Matchups
    February 14, 2018
    Harvard begins its swing through the second half of the Ivy schedule with a quick jaunt to Brown and Yale this weekend. The Crimson’s first stop is Providence, Rhode Island to take on Brown Friday and follow with a journey to New Haven, Connecticut to face Yale. Both games will be simulcast on ESPN3 and the Ivy League Network at 6 p.m. each night.
  • Women’s Basketball Drops Road Contest at Penn
    February 10, 2018
    Sophomore Katie Benzan led the Crimson with 14 points and junior Kelsey Bogdan finished with a career-high nine, but the Harvard women’s basketball team (13-8, 5-3 Ivy) fell on the road to Penn (15-5, 6-1 Ivy), 69-49.
  • Women’s Basketball Tripped Up at Princeton
    February 09, 2018
    Junior Madeline Raster scored 13 points and sophomore Katie Benzan contributed 12, but the Harvard women’s basketball team (13-7, 5-2 Ivy) had its six-game win streak halted, falling on the road at Princeton, 80-47.
  • Top Teams in Ivy League Meet as Women's Basketball Visits Princeton, Penn on ESPN3
    February 07, 2018
    Harvard women’s basketball heads out on the road for the first time in almost a full month, visiting Princeton and Penn in a pair of matchups between the teams in the top-three of the Ivy League standings. Harvard hits the road riding a six-game win streak. The Crimson will face Princeton at 6:30 p.m. Friday and then take on Penn at 7 p.m. Saturday. Both games can be seen live on ESPN3 and the Ivy League Network.
  • Benzan Tabbed Ivy League Player of the Week
    February 05, 2018
    Sophomore guard Katie Benzan has been selected as the Ivy League Player of the Week, as announced by the conference office Monday. This marks the second consecutive week a Harvard student-athlete has earned the accolade as senior Taylor Rooks was recognized last week.
  • Bush’s Career Night Leads Women’s Basketball Past Cornell, 80-58
    February 03, 2018
    Led by freshman Jadyn Bush’s first career double-double and a stifling defensive effort, the Harvard women’s basketball team (13-6, 5-1 Ivy) topped Cornell (5-14, 1-5 Ivy), 80-58, at Lavietes Pavilion Saturday night. Bush registered a career-best 12 points and matched her career-high in rebounds with 11.
  • Women’s Basketball Cruises by Columbia, 85-67
    February 02, 2018
     The Harvard women’s basketball team (12-6, 4-1 Ivy) never trailed Friday night, running away with an 85-67 victory over the visiting Columbia Lions (7-13, 1-4 Ivy) at Lavietes Pavilion. The win helped the Crimson move into a three-way tie atop the Ivy League standings with Princeton and Penn at 4-1 in conference play.
  • Women's Basketball Seeks to Extend Home Win Streak, Hosts Columbia and Cornell
    February 01, 2018
    Harvard welcomes Columbia and Cornell to Lavietes Pavilion to close out a six-game homestand. The Crimson is 4-0 during the current homestand and 8-0 overall at the renovated Lavietes Pavilion this season. Friday’s matchup versus the Lions can be seen live on NESNplus, while Saturday’s showdown against the Bid Red is slated for ESPN3. Both games will be simulcast on the Ivy League Network.
  • Rooks Earns Ivy Player of the Week Honor
    January 29, 2018
    Senior guard Taylor Rooks has been named the Ivy League Player of the Week, as announced by the conference office Monday afternoon.
  • Women’s Basketball Wins Thriller Against Brown, 87-85
    January 27, 2018
    Overcoming an eight-point deficit after the first quarter, the Harvard women’s basketball team (11-6, 3-1 Ivy) rallied in exciting fashion to down visiting Brown (13-4, 1-3 Ivy) Saturday afternoon, 87-85. The win kept the Crimson unblemished at home at 8-0 and moved the team to 3-1 in the Ancient Eight.
  • Stellar Shooting Night Leads Women’s Basketball to 97-73 Triumph Over Yale
    January 26, 2018
    Led by 22 points from senior Taylor Rooks, Harvard women’s basketball (10-6, 2-1 Ivy) had five players reach double figures on its way to a 97-73 drubbing of Yale (8-8, 1-2 Ivy) Friday at Lavietes Pavilion.
  • Women's Basketball Faces Critical Ivy Tests Against Yale, Brown
    January 24, 2018
    Harvard enters the back half of the 2017-18 campaign with its first of six consecutive Ivy League doubleheader weekends, hosting Yale Friday, Jan. 26 and Brown Saturday, Jan. 27. Fans can watch both games on the Ivy League Network, while Saturday’s clash with the Bears will also air on NESN at 4 p.m.
  • Strong Offensive Showing Leads Women’s Basketball Past Dartmouth, 76-65
    January 20, 2018
    Junior Sydney Skinner and sophomore Katie Benzan each scored 20 points, while sophomore Jeannie Boehm went for her third double-double this season with 16 points and 14 rebounds, pacing the Harvard women’s basketball team to a 76-65 victory over visiting Dartmouth Saturday evening.
  • Women's Basketball Readies for Dartmouth on Saturday
    January 18, 2018
    Harvard is set to host Dartmouth Saturday at Lavietes Pavilion in a contest that can be seen live on ESPN3 at 6 p.m. The game is the second Ivy League contest for both squads, with Dartmouth beating the Crimson in Hanover two weeks ago, 63-56.
  • Gelman ’97 and Stemberg ’71 Honored as Ivy League Legends of Basketball
    January 11, 2018
    Former women’s basketball standout Jessica Gelman ’97 and Harvard alumnus Tom Stemberg ’71 have been selected as Ivy League Legends of Basketball, the conference office announced Thursday, Jan. 11.
  • Season-Highs for Boehm, Skinner Lead Women’s Basketball Past La Salle, 70-61
    January 10, 2018
    Sophomore Jeannie Boehm was an efficient 9-of-11 from the field to lead all scorers with 19 points and Sydney Skinner chipped in a season-high 16 points off the bench, pacing the Harvard women’s basketball team (8-6) to a 70-61 victory over La Salle (5-11) Wednesday at Lavietes Pavilion.
  • Women's Basketball Welcomes La Salle Wednesday
    January 08, 2018
    Harvard hosts La Salle Wednesday at 12 p.m. in its final out-of-conference matchup of the season. Fans can catch all the action live on NESN and the Ivy League Network with Bill Spaulding and Scott Sudikoff on the call and Ben Altsher reporting from the sideline. 
  • Women’s Basketball Drops Ivy Opener at Dartmouth, 63-56
    January 06, 2018
    The Harvard women’s basketball team (7-6, 0-1 Ivy) fell in the first game of the Ivy League slate at Dartmouth, 63-56, Saturday afternoon. Senior Taylor Rooks led all scorers with a career-high 23 points.
  • Single Session Tickets on Sale Friday for 2018 Ivy League Basketball Tournaments
    January 04, 2018
    Mark your calendars: single session tickets for the 2018 Ivy League Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments go on sale Friday, Jan. 5.
  • Women's Basketball Tips-Off Ivy League Play at Dartmouth Saturday
    January 04, 2018
    Conference action gets underway for four Ivy League teams Saturday. The Harvard women’s basketball team visits Dartmouth, while Princeton visits Penn. The Crimson and big Green will tip-off at 5 p.m. in Hanover, New Hampshire. Fans can catch all the action on the Ivy League Network and the ILN app.  
  • Strong Fourth Quarter Pushes Women’s Basketball By Stony Brook, 60-53
    December 31, 2017
    Senior Taylor Rooks racked up 18 points and junior Sydney Skinner tallied 15, as the Harvard women’s basketball team (7-5) captured a 60-53 victory Sunday afternoon at Lavietes Pavilion.
  • Women's Basketball Hosts Stony Brook on New Year's Eve
    December 28, 2017
    The Harvard women’s basketball team caps the 2017 calendar year Sunday afternoon hosting Stony Brook at 2 p.m. at Lavietes Pavilion. Fans can watch all the action live on NESN and the Ivy League Network with Alex Vispoli and Tyler Murray on the call and Ben Hayes reporting from the sideline.
  • Women’s Basketball Races Past Akron, 76-63
    December 21, 2017
    Senior Taylor Rooks racked up 17 points, sophomore Jeannie Boehm finished with 13 and freshman Jadyn Bush grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds leading the Harvard women’s basketball team (6-5) to a 76-63 victory over Akron (6-5) Thursday. Following the conclusion of the game, Rooks and Boehm were selected to the FGCU Hilton Garden Inn All-Tournament Team.
  • Rooks Posts Double-Double, But Women’s Basketball Falls at FGCU, 65-56
    December 20, 2017
    Senior Taylor Rooks registered her third double-double of the season, posting 16 points and 10 rebounds, but Harvard suffered a 65-56 loss against Florida Gulf Coast as part of the Hilton Garden Classic in Ft. Myers, Florida Wednesday.
  • Women's Basketball Faces FGCU, Akron at Hilton Garden Inn Classic
    December 18, 2017
    The Harvard women’s basketball team heads to Ft. Myers, Florida to play a pair of games at the FGCU Hilton Garden Inn Classic Wednesday and Thursday. Harvard will take on the host Florida Gulf Coast at 7 p.m. live on ESPN3 and then face Akron at 4:30 p.m. Thursday. All games will be played at Alico Arena.  
  • Around The Yard: Nani Redford
    December 06, 2017
    The thought of me going to Harvard never amazed me as much as it amazes others until the summer after my freshman year. When I first committed, I was excited not because its Harvard, but instead because of the people I would have the opportunity to spend time with. After meeting the other three girls in my recruiting class, I could not wait to be with them for four years and I had high hopes of befriending many other remarkable people. 
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