CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard men's basketball senior captain Chris Egi was selected amongst a surplus of applicants to be one of Harvard commencement's student speakers. He gave his speech in front of the more than 32,000 in attendance on Thursday afternoon.
Egi was selected as a student orator after winning a competition among a plethora of Harvard students. One of the oldest and most cherished traditions of commencement, three students are chosen from a panel of judges to deliver an address. The first of these orations is delivered in Latin by a graduating senior from the College; the second, in English, also by a graduating senior from the College; and the third by a student representative of the thirteen Harvard graduate and professional schools.
The basketball team's captain, Egi helped Harvard to its sixth Ivy League championship in program history in 2018, and to the program's second-ever NIT berth. Egi was a two-time Ivy League champion during his tenure as a student-athlete.