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

Senior • 2017 
Named to the All-Ivy League second team ... Tabbed to Intercollegiate Rowing Association All-Academic team ... Sat in the fifth seat for the third place varsity 8A at the 52nd Head of the Charles Regatta ... Rowed seat No. 5 in first varsity eight agains Brown ... Sat in the fifth seat in first varsity eight against Princeton ... Was in seat No. 5 in first varsity eight against Penn, Navy and Cornell ... Rowed in sixth seat in first varsity eight against Northeastern ... Was in the fifth seat in 1V8 at Eastern Sprints ... Sat in the fifth seat in varsity eight that won bronze at IRAs ... Rowed in fifth seat in first varsity against Yale.

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).