Harvard Varsity Club Hall of Fame

The Harvard Varsity Club continues to preserve the traditions of Harvard Athletics by nominating and inducting into the Harvard Varsity Club Hall of Fame the most accomplished student-athletes graduate from Harvard.

Eleven of the greatest student-athletes in Harvard Athletics’ history will be inducted into the Harvard Varsity Club Hall of Fame on Saturday, October 5 at the Harvard Club of Boston. The Class of 2019 includes Jennifer Ahn ’04 (field hockey), Dante Balestracci ’04 (football), Clay Bischoff ’03 (sailing), Louisa Hall ’04 (squash), Trey Hendricks ’04 (baseball), Jesse Jantzen ’04 (wrestling), Kate McDavitt ’04 (field hockey), Hana Peljto Cluff ’04(basketball), Cardwell Potts  ’04(sailing), Angela Ruggiero ’02-04 (ice hockey), and Katie Westfall ’04(soccer), all of whom will join the nearly 550 alumni from Harvard’s 42 varsity teams who have previously earned induction. READ MORE

Induction Requirements

The Harvard Varsity Club and a special Committee appointed by the Executive Committee of the Club oversees the Hall of Fame induction process. As Harvard offers the largest intercollegiate athletic program in the country, it is a challenging task to evaluate athletic achievement across 42 varsity sports. Therefore, strict guidelines for induction exist. In order to be selected into the Hall of Fame, all athletes must meet the following requirements:

  1. Has been a graduate of the college for 15 years
  2. Excelled for multiple years in a sport while an undergraduate at Harvard
  3. Achieved greatness in a sport at the time when competing at Harvard

In total, nearly 550 athletes from Harvard’s 42 varsity teams have been inducted into the Hall of Fame. If you would like to nominate someone for induction to the Hall of Fame, please email us at hvc@fas.harvard.edu.

Visit the Virtual Hall of Fame

View biographies of and personal essays from the oustanding individuals inducted into the HVC Hall of Fame.  Search by one of the catagories below.