Claire Collins
Claire Collins
Year: Senior
Hometown: Palo Alto, Calif.
High School: Henry M. Gunn
Major: History
House Affiliation: Quincy

2016-17 (Senior)
Named NIRA Rugby All-American … Led Crimson with 12 tries during 15s action … Scored in seven of eight matches for Harvard, including final five contests … Downed two tries in season opener against Navy (Sept. 10) … Tallied a season-high four tries versus University of New England (Sept. 17) … Touched down twice against Dartmouth (Oct. 1) … Collected a try against Princeton (Oct. 8) and Cornell (Oct. 15) … Tallied a score in Ivy semifinal action against Princeton (Oct. 29) and in the Ivy championship against Dartmouth (Nov. 6) … Totaled three tries during Crimson 7s Tournament, including two in win over AIC (March 25) … Recorded multiple tries at AIC 7s Tournament (April 2) … Touched down for a try against Dartmouth in Brown 7s Tournament (April 9) … Scored the game-winning try for Harvard in the Ivy 7s Championship match against Dartmouth (April 23) … Collected a try against Dartmouth at NIRA 7s Challenge (April 30). 

2015-16 (Junior)
Regular starter at 8-man … Downed a try in season opener at West Chester (Sept. 12) … Scored a try against Yale (Sept. 19) … Notched game-winning try in the final minute against Princeton (Oct. 3) … Downed a try in both Ivy Conference Tournament games against Brown (Nov. 7) and Princeton (Nov. 8) ... Scored against Norwich at the Quinnipiac 7’s … Downed several tries at the Ivy 7’s Championship.

2014-15 (Sophomore)
Regular starter at the inside center position … Was impressive at the Ivy Championships, scoring the Crimson’s only try against Brown (11/1) and two against Princeton (11/2) to seal a third-place finish … Also found the end zone on  the road against Princeton (10/5).

Before Harvard
Three-year starter for the Gunn High School softball team, playing outfield, first base and shortstop … Earned first team All-El Camino League honors in 2012 … Helped her team win the first ever central Coast Section championship in 2010 … In the classroom, she was a National Merit semi-finalist, AP scholar and editor of the yearbook … She enjoys backpacking, snowboarding and wakeboarding … Her parents Todd Collins ’83 and Elisabeth Einaudi ’83 are Harvard graduates and her uncle Peter Einuadi ’91 captained the fencing team.