Harvard Varsity Club Welcomes Hall of Fame Class of 2016

The 2016 Harvard Varsity Club Hall of Fame class features seven of Harvard’s most accomplished student-athletes.
 

CAMBRDIGE, Mass. – The Harvard Varsity Club welcomed seven members to its Hall of Fame as the Class of 2016 during a dinner and induction ceremony at the Harvard Club of Boston on Friday, November 4. Michael Clare '01, Daniel Clemente '01, Chris Clever '01, Dora Gyorffy '01, Brenda Taylor '01, Chelsea Thoke Rich '01, and Tammy Shewchuk Dryden '01 joined over 400 student-athletes from Harvard’s 42 varsity teams who have previously been inducted into the Hall of Fame.

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The Executive Committee of the Harvard Varsity Club appoints a selection committee  to oversee the Hall of Fame induction process. To earn induction, student-athletes must be a graduate of Harvard for at least 15 years, and have acheived greatness in a sport for multiple years while competing for the Crimson.

The Class of 2016
 

fbl_clare_mike_01--3-_squareMichael Clare '01 | Football
2000 First team All-American American Football Coaches Association … Two-time first team All-Ivy League … Captained the team for the 2000 season … Three-time letterwinner … Three-year starter at left tackle … Helped Harvard’s offense finish with a school-record 4,679 total yards … Helped Crimson offense to rank fifth in the nation at 467.9 yards per game and boast the Ivy League’s top rushing attack at 179.4 yards per game.
 

bkm_clemente_dan_01088_squareDaniel Clemente '01 | Basketball
Second in career 3-point field goals (220) … Fourth in career 3-point field goal percentage (40.1) … Fifth in career points (1,484) … 2001 Ray Lavietes’36 Award as the Most Valuable Player… 2001 John P. Fadden Award … 2001 William J. Bingham Award … 2001 NABC All-District second team … Two-time first team All-Ivy League … 1999 honorable nention All-Ivy League … 1998 Ivy League Rookie of the Year … Four-time letterwinner.

tfm_clever_christopher_001_squareChris Clever ’01 | Track & Field
Two-time U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-American … 2001 William J. Bingham Award … 2001 All-East Javelin … Three-time first team All-Ivy League ... 1998 second team All-Ivy League … Six-time letterwinner.


tfw_gyorffy_dora_001_squareDora Gyorffy ’01 | Track & Field
2001 Radcliffe Prize Award Winner … Seven-time All-American (4 outdoor, 3 indoor) … 15-time first team All-Ivy League (7 outdoor, 8 indoor) … 2001 NCAA high jump champion … 2001 Track & Field News world rank No. 9 in high jump … Two-time first team CoSida Academic All-American … Competed in the 2000 Olympics for Hungary … Eight-time letterwinner.

tfw_taylor_brenda_001_squareBrenda Taylor ’01 | Track & Field
2004 Track & Field News world rank No. 9 in 400 meter hurdles … Competed in 2004 Olympics for the United States … Three-time outdoor All American … 18-time first team All-Ivy League (six outdoor, 11 indoor) … Four-time second team outdoor All-Ivy League … 2001 Radcliffe Prize Winner … 2001 Honda Award for Nation’s Most Outstanding Female Collegiate Track Athlete … 2001 NCAA 400 meter hurdles champion … Eight-time letterwinner.

thoke_chelsea_sfb_002_sqaureChelsea Thoke Rich ’01 | Softball
Second all-time in strikeouts per seven innings (7.81), appearances (107) and complete games (49) … Third all-time in games started (73) … Fourth all-time in wins (45) … 1999 Ivy League Player of the Year … Three-time first team All-Ivy League … 1998 second team All-Ivy League … Four-time letterwinner.

 

shewchuck_tammy_0001_001_squareTammy Shewchuk Dryden ’01 |  Ice Hockey
Second all-time in total points (307) and goals (152) … Fourth all-time in assists (155) … Two-time first team All-American … Three-time first team All-ECAC … Helped lead Harvard to 1999 American Women’s College Hockey Alliance and Eastern College Athletic Conference championship … Four-time letterwinner.