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Lindsay Hallion '08 Returns to Harvard to Join Women's Basketball Staff

Photo courtesy of David Silverman.

Harvard alumnae Lindsay Hallion '08 returns to her alma mater to join the women's basketball staff for the 2011-12 season. Hallion, a two-time All-Ivy League selection and senior captain, will serve as an assistant coach with the Crimson, working primarily with the guards.

Hallion comes to Harvard after working for the FBI where she was assigned to criminal investigations. Prior to that she was a research assistant for Martin Research and Consulting in Cambridge.

"I am thrilled to have Lindsay back at Harvard," head coach Kathy Delaney-Smith said. "She was exceptional as a student-athlete.  Her leadership, passion for the game and work ethic were second to none and I am so happy to have that back in the program."

A native of Westwood, Mass., Hallion earned second-team All-Ivy League honors as a junior and senior. She also earned a spot on the ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District second team as well. She was part of three Ivy League title teams and instrumental in the Crimson winning the 2007 and 2008 crowns. In 2007, as a junior, the Crimson went to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2003. Hallion was named the team's most valuable player as a junior and a senior and won the Harvard Pride Award as a freshman and a senior.

After graduation, Hallion played overseas in Europe before returning to the United States to serve as assistant varsity girls' basketball coach and as assistant athletic director at her alma mater, Westwood High School. She has also ran summer clinics and coached individual training sessions in her hometown and lectured at various camps in addition to working as a summer camp counselor at numerous basketball camps.

While at Harvard, Hallion was involved with the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), Harvard Undergraduate Women in Business, the Leverett House Committee and Harvard reunions. She graduated in 2008 with a bachelor's of arts degree in psychology.