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Vidya Rajan
Vidya Rajan
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Bellevue, Wash.
High School: Lakeside School
Major: Statistics
House Affiliation: Pforzheimer

2010-11 (Sophomore):
Posted a perfect 12-0 record on the season, going 5-0 at the No. 8 ... Won in straight sets over Sarah Beresford of Brown to open the season … Defeated Julie Koenig of Stanford 11-3, 11-0, 11-7 … Dominated Mia Fry from Williams 11-0, 11-2, 11-5 … Swept Julie Watson of Dartmouth, 11-6, 11-2, 11-4 … Captured a 3-1 victory over Cornell’s Claire Berner ... Shutout Bates' Anna Hogeland in the second set, 11-3, 11-0, 11-7 ... Won the No. 9 match in Harvard's 9-0 win in the first round of the 2011 CSA National Team Championship against Cornell.

2009-10 (Freshman):
Went 4-0 overall, winning all four matches at the No. 10 position.

Before Harvard:
Named Seattle Squash Racquets Association Player of the Year in 2007 … Placed fourth at US Junior Open in 2008 … Finished fifth at Frank Millet Junior Championship … Won the US Junior Open and Canadian Junior National Open as U15 in 2006 … Has played the violin for the Seattle Youth Symphony and Bellevue Youth Symphony … Has written and edited for Squash Magazine … Raised money for Napaloosa Secondary School in Kenya … Helped Lakeside School finish sixth nationally in Knowledge Masters Open … National Merit Finalist … AP Scholar ... Earned Washington state honors for outstanding academic achievement ... Editor-in-Chief of school newspaper, literary magazine and math journal.

Personal:
Enjoys running, writing, kayaking and traveling.