The academic honor is the first of Welsh's career (Photos by Gil Talbot, Tod Fierner & Thom Kendall).
GREENWOOD, Ind. – Excelling in the classroom as well as on the court, junior forward Henry Welsh of the Harvard men's basketball team has earned Google Cloud CoSIDA Academic All-District recognition. He is one of five players in the Northeast region to garner the award.
Welsh is the first Harvard player to earn the award since Patrick Steeves '16 in 2016, and the selection makes him eligible for Academic All-America status. Players that were eligible for the award had to maintain at least a 3.3. grade point average, and be a regular contributor to their team while participating in at least half of the year's contests.
An economics concentrator, Welsh is averaging 4.0 points, 3.4 rebounds and 0.5 blocks per game for the Crimson, while shooting nearly 50 percent from the field. Welsh played a key role in helping Harvard to a win at Saint Mary's on Nov. 24, tallying a career-high 15 points to help the Crimson become just the second non-conference opponent to win in Moraga since 2016. He was also named the COOP Student-Athlete of the Week on Nov. 28.
Welsh and the Crimson hit the road for Brown and Yale this weekend, with both games set for broadcast on ESPN+.