James Johnston
James Johnston
Year: Junior
Hometown: Cape Town, South Africa
High School: Bishops Diocesan College
Major: Economics
House Affiliation: Quincy

Junior • 2016

Sat in the 4 seat and the 6 seat in the varsity eight in every race this season, including at Eastern Sprints, THE IRA National Championships, and the 151st Harvard vs. Yale race.

Sophomore • 2015

Sat at four and three seats in the first varsity eight … Also rowed at three seat in the second varsity eight … Finished fifth at EARC Sprints in the V8 … Finished 1st in the petite finals with the 2V at IRA National Championships.

Freshman • 2014

Rowed the fifth seat for the freshman eight all season … Helped the freshman eight earn silver at the EARC Sprints … Competed with the freshman eight at the IRA National Championships  … Defeated Yale in the 149th Regatta.

Before Harvard

Member of the Bishops first rowing team from 2010-12, competing in the South African School’s Rowing Union … At the Henley Royal Regatta, won the Prince of Wales Challenge Cup, setting a new record … Ranked ninth overall in JM1x at the World Junior Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria (2012) … Two-time team captain … Three-time Bishops Oarsman of the Year … Winner of the ‘Tuppy Owen-Smith’ Trophy for excellence in sport at Bishops … South African Junior Full Rowing Colors in 2011 and 2012 … Collected eight South African Schools’ Rowing Medals (three gold, three silver, two bronze).