Seniors Ibrahim Khan (left) and Bridget Nestor (right) pose with Pat Henry a Senior Associate Director of Athletics, after receiving their awards (photo courtesy: OAC).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Seniors Ibrahim Khan and Bridget Nestor were named the 2014 Male and Female Club Sports Athlete of the Year by the Harvard University Athletic Department.
Khan was a four-year member of the cricket club, while Nestor served as a goaltender for the women's club ice hockey team. Both seniors played influential roles in the creation and success of their organizations.
After assuming a new role as the lead off hitter, Khan went on to score over 400 runs, to set a new single season record in the American College Cricket (ACC) league. Khan, who served as captain, also finished the year as the second highest wicket taker in all of the conference. For his outstanding season, Khan was recognized as the ACC Player of the Year as well as the ACC Player of the Tournament. The senior became the first player in the history of Harvard Cricket to earn the honor.
In addition to his duties on the field, Khan played an important role in running the program. His duties included fundraising efforts, organizing all regional and national trips and finding the club a faculty advisor and the first major sponsor.
Nestor played an equally important role of the women's ice hockey program. A captain in 2013-14, she helped guide the Crimson to another successful season as the team's starting goaltender. The senior let up only one goal in the team's, 6-1, victory over second-ranked Westfield State, a team that had previously averaged six goals per game.
Off the ice, Nestor is known for her selflessness, passion and commitment to her team. The senior has worked tirelessly to ensure the success of the program she founded two years ago. She helped to organize games and practices, drove the team to away games and orchestrated team-bonding events that brought her teammates closer together.
Harvard offers a total of 66 different club sport programs, ranging from traditional sports such as basketball and baseball to nontraditional offerings such as aikikai and spikeball.