Egi Recognized with Detur Book Prize

Egi Recognized with Detur Book Prize

Egi has been recognized for his high academic standing (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Men's basketball's Chris Egi has been announced as a recipient of the Detur Book Prize, the oldest prize awarded by Harvard College.

The Detur Book Prize recognizes sophomores who attained very high academic standing in their first year at the College and honors them with a book of their choice. The books chosen by the prize recipients are embossed with the Harvard and Detur seals, and presented to the students at a ceremony hosted by the Dean of the College early in the spring term.

Egi boasts a 3.96 cumulative GPA as an economics concentrator with a secondary in computer science. As a freshman he volunteered with the Cambridge After School Program as a tutor for underprivileged children. Prior to his arrival in Cambridge he co-founded and served as Director of Marketing for Impact Writers Hub, running online writing contests and featuring Canadian authors on the company's website.

A resident of Kirkland House, he appeared in 25 games this season for the Crimson including starts at Princeton and Penn. Egi has also competed for the Canadian national program, serving as captain for the Canadian Junior Men's National Team at the 2015 FIBA U19 World Championships.