ACADEMIC INTEGRATION COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

 
Laura Gemmell
Laura Gemmell
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Toronto, Ont.
High School: Branksome Hall

2009-10 (Freshman):
Won CSA Individual national championship, claiming the Ramsay Cup ... All-America first-team selection ... Ivy League Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year ... Tabbed to All-Ivy League team ... Compiled a perfect 16-0 overall record during rookie season ... Owned a 5-0 mark at CSA Individual Championships ... Named COOP Student-Athlete of the Week Feb. 1 ... Was a perfect 11-0 at the No. 1 position ... Boasted a 3-0 record at CSA Team Championships ... Did not lose a game during dual season.

Internatonal:
Named to Squash Canada's 2010 World University Championships team in summer of 2010.

Before Harvard:

Has won 21 national squash championships, including five U.S. Junior Opens and six Canadian Junior Opens … Claimed the Canada Winter Games gold medal in 2007 and helped Team Ontario win the Canadian Women’s Team Championship in 2006 … Member of two Canadian National Junior Women’s teams that competed at the World Championships … Placed third at British Junior Open in 2009 … Became the first four-time winner of the GU19 junior squash national title in Canada … Was the first Canadian junior squash player to be named to three junior national teams.

Personal:
Father, Robert, was an All-Ivy League ice hockey player at Cornell … Has played the flue since the fourth grade.