Harvard Varsity Club Announces Hall of Fame Class of 2017

CAMBRDIGE, Mass. – The Harvard Varsity Club has announced that eight of the most accomplished student-athletes in Harvard's history will be inducted into the HVC Hall of Fame as members of the Class of 2017 during a dinner and induction ceremony at the Harvard Club of Boston on Friday, October 13. Susan Bonney '02, Gordon Burnes '88-89, Ben Crockett '02, Sean Doyle '02, Margaret Elias '02, Margaret Gill '02, Michelle Guerette '02, and Kart Siilats '02 will join over 400 student-athletes from Harvard’s 42 varsity teams who have previously been inducted into the Hall of Fame.
 

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 achieved greatness in a sport for multiple years while competing for the Crimson. To view the HVC's Virtual Hall of Fame, click here.

Hall of Fame Class of 2017

Susan Bonney '02 | Sailing

3-time ICSA All-America (2000, 2001, 2002) ... NEISA Women’s Babineau Trophy recipient as best crew of the year (2001) ... All-NEISA first team (2002) ... 2-time A Division winner at the ICSA Women’s National Championship (1999,2000) ... Academic All-Ivy League (2002) ... 4-year letterwinner.
 

Gordon Burnes '88-89 | Sailing

3-time ICSA All-America (1986, 1987, 1989) ... ICSA All-America honorable mention (1986) ... 4-year letterwinner.


Ben Crockett '02 | Baseball

All-America first team (2002) ... 2-time All-America honorable mention (1999, 2001) ... Ivy League Pitcher of the Year (2002) ... Ivy League Rookie of the Year (1999) ... All-Ivy League first team (2002) ... 2-time All-Ivy League honorable mention (1999, 2001) ... William J. Bingham Award recipient (2002) ... Ranks 1st in career strikeouts (254) ... Ranks 1st and 4th for most strikeouts in a season (117, 108) ... Ranks 1st, 2nd, and 3rd for most strikeouts in a game (17, 16, 14) ... Threw Harvard’s last no-hitter in a 10-0 win versus Dartmouth ... 4-year letterwinner ... Captained 2002 baseball team.


Sean Doyle '02 | Sailing

3-time ICSA All-America (2000, 2001, 2002) ... 2-time ICSA Men’s Singlehanded National Championships qualifier (2000, 2001) ... ICSA Everett B. Morris Trophy recipient as best intercollegiate sailor (2002) ... Academic All-Ivy League (2002) ... 4-year letterwinner.


Margaret Elias '02 | Squash

4-time All-America first team (1999, 2000, 2001, 2002) ... 2-time WISA All-Tournament team (2000, 2002) ... Ivy League Rookie of the Year (1999) ... 4-time All-Ivy League first team (1999, 2000, 2001, 2002) ... WIRSA Individual Championships qualifier (1999) ... Academic All-Ivy League (2002) ... 4-year letterwinner ... 2-time captain (2001, 2002).


Margaret Gill '02 | Sailing

2-time ICSA Women’s Singlehanded national champion (1998, 2000) ... 5th place at ICSA Women’s Singlehanded National Championships (2001) ... 3-time ICSA All-America (1999, 2000, 2001) ... Won A Division at the ICSA Women’s National Championship (2000) ... Won B Division at the ICSA Coed National Championships (2001) ... 4-year letterwinner.
 

Michelle Guerette '02 | Crew

Olympic silver medalist (2008, USA 1x) ... 2-time Olympian (2004, 2008) ... 4-year member of the 1st Varsity 8 ... Ranks 2nd in 2k erg (6:48) ... Ranks 2nd in 6k erg (22:02.3) ... Academic All-Ivy League (2002) ... Radcliffe Prize recipient (2002) ... 4-year letterwinner ... Captained 2002 women’s heavyweight crew.
 

Kart Siilats '02 | Track & Field

NCAA high jump champion (2001, indoor) ... 2-time USTFCCCA All-America (2001 indoor high jump, 2002 outdoor high jump) ... Placed 3rd in the high jump at NCAA Outdoor Championships (2002) ... ECAC high jump champion (2002 outdoor) ... 2-time Ivy League high jump champion (2002 indoor, 2002 outdoor) ... 2-time All-Ivy League first team
3-time All-Ivy League second team ... Ranks 3rd in indoor high jump (1.86m) ... Ranks 4th in outdoor high jump (1.79m) ... Ranks 9th in indoor long jump (5.76m) ... 4-year letterwinner.