Sam O'Connor
Sam O'Connor
Height: 6-1
Year: Senior
Hometown: Christchurch, New Zealand
High School: Christ's College
Major: Engineering Sciences
House Affiliation: Pforzheimer

Senior • 2012
Named second-team All-Ivy ... Rowed for the varsity eight all season ... Helped the varsity eight take the bronze at the IRA National Championships, locking up the Crimson's second straight top-three national finish ... Contributed to the win at the H-Y Regatta completing a perfect dual season for the varsity eight and Harvard’s fifth straight sweep of Yale ... Took second at the EARC Sprints, missing out on first by less than a half second to Brown and contributing to the Rowe Cup win ... Helped sweep Northeastern and take the Crimson’s 15th consecutive Smith Cup ... Rowed in win over Navy and Penn at the Adams Cup ... Topped Princeton and MIT to take the Compton Cup ... Contributed to wins over Brown for the Stein Cup and Cornell ... Helped capture the Copley Cup at the San Diego Crew Classic.

Junior • 2011
Missed spring season due to injury.

Rowed in the varsity eight all spring, in the six and four seats, contributing to the Crimson’s 7-1 dual record … Helped Harvard capture its seventh Ladies’ Challenge Plate at the Royal Henley Regatta … Helped the Crimson win its 26th Eastern title, 26th Ivy League crown and 30th Rowe Cup at the EARC Sprints … Part of fourth-place varsity finish at IRA National Championships … Contributed to a third consecutive win at the 145th Harvard-Yale Regatta … Aided in fourth straight Compton Cup win against Princeton and MIT … Helped the Crimson win the Adams Cup against Navy and Penn for the 11th straight season … Contributed to the Crimson’s 13th straight win over Northeastern for the Smith Cup and a dual win against Cornell.

Member of the freshman eight that went undefeated in dual racing (7-0) … Won a silver medal at Sprints and the IRA National Championships.

Before Harvard
Lettered five times in rugby, three times in crew and twice in cricket ... Captain of the rugby team ... Member of New Zealand's men's eight Junior World Championship team.

Brother, James, competed for New Zealand at the World Junior Rowing Championships, placing first in 2006 and second in 2008.