Seven Inducted Into Varsity Club Hall of Fame
The Harvard Varsity Club Hall of Fame Class of 2012.
BOSTON – Former Harvard standouts Ian Carswell '97, Deborah Flandermeyer Donlon '93, Eion Hu '97, William Kohler '97, Ronald Mitchell '92, Jenny Greene Scott '89 and Kyle Snowden '97 were inducted into the Varsity Club Hall of Fame May 4.
The 46th Annual Harvard Varsity Club Hall of Fame induction ceremony was held at the Harvard Club of Boston, and Mike Giardi '94 served as master of ceremonies.
Carswell, four-time Major H recipient and a four-time All-American, served as captain of both the cross country and track & field teams. The 1997 recipient of the Bingham Award presented to the best senior male athlete at Harvard, Carswell remains the record holder at Harvard in the indoor 3,000m (7:57.03), outdoor 5,000m (13:43.78) and the distance medley relay.
He was named Athlete of the Meet at the 1997 Indoor Heptagonal/Ivy League Championships, winning three events and placed third in the 3000m at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships the same season. Carswell also competed for the Canadian National Team and narrowly missed qualifying for the Canadian Olympic Team in 1996 and 2000 in the 5000m.
Flandermeyer Donlon was a four-time letterwinner and co-captain of the Crimson women's basketball team. She was made to the All-Ivy League first team on three straight occasions and stands as Harvard's all-time leader in blocks with 1999, as well as the record holder for most rejections in a season (85). Flandermeyer Donlon also ranks sixth in program history in points (1,316), fourth in rebounds (802) and owns the highest career field goal percentage (.535). She also boasts the school record for rebounds in a game with 23 vs. Dartmouth during her junior season.
The winner of the 1993 Mary G. Paget Prize as the senior student who has contributed the most to women's athletics, Flandermeyer Donlon helped Harvard to the 1990-91 Ivy League championship with a 12-2 record.
A two-time MVP of the Harvard football team, Hu, a running back, was one of three 1997 Bingham Award recipients. A first-team All-Ivy selection, as well as the Golden Helmet New England Player of the Year in 1995, Hu also became Harvard's first Ivy League Rookie of the Year in 1994. He finished his career as the all-time and single season rushing leader at Harvard and was honored in 1996 with the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete Award.
Kohler, a four-time Major H recipient and senior captain of the men's soccer team, helped the Crimson win two Ivy League titles and make two appearances in the NCAA tournament. The Ivy Player of the Year in 1996, as well as a first-team All-American, Kohler garnered All-Ivy status in each of his four seasons in Cambridge. A 1997 Major League Soccer second round draft choice with the New York MetroStars, Kohler was named the Welch MVP award winner three straight seasons (1994-96).
Kohler currently stands second in career assists at Harvard (26) and ranks fifth in career points (82). Following graduation, Kohler tried out with the U.S. Olympic soccer team.
Mitchell, a three-time Ivy League selection in men's basketball, was the runner-up for the Ivy League Rookie of the Year and was also named the 1989 Harvard Freshman Athlete of the Year by The Crimson. A four-year letterwinner, Mitchell was a two-time captain of the Crimson, as well as a two-time recipient of the team's Raymond Lavietes MVP Award.
Mitchell graduated as the all-time leading rebounder for Harvard and currently stands second in that category (803). He also ranks seven in career points (1,455) and ninth in career blocks (64). Mitchell also garnered Academic All-Ivy honors in 1991-92 and was the winner of the 1989 Floyd S. Wilson Sportsmanship Award for Harvard basketball.
Greene Scott established eight Harvard diving records and still owns four. A three-time All-Ivy choice, Greene Scott is a four-time All-American, finishing eighth and sixth in 1988 and 1989, respectively. She was named to the All-Eastern first team for three straight seasons (1986-88), taking first in the 3 meter in 1986 and the 1 meter and 3 meter in 1987 and 1988. In the latter two years, Greene Scott earned the Eastern Women's Swimming League's most Outstanding Diver Award.
Greene Scott continues to hold the record for the 1 meter and 3 meter "Dual Meet List" events for both Blodgett Pool and Harvard. She also owns the Harvard and Blodgett Pool records for an 11-dive championship event, and she earned a spot on the U.S. Diving National Team in 1988.
As a senior in 1996-97, Snowden led Harvard to its first 17-win season in the post World War II era. A four-time letterwinner, Snowden was selected to the All-Ivy first team in 1995-96 and 1996-97. He also earned All-Ancient Eight second team honors in 1994-95 and was named to the NABC All-District second team in 1996-97.
Snowden is Harvard's all-time leading rebounder (913) and led the Crimson in rebounding in each of his four seasons in Cambridge. He also ranks eighth in career points (1,429) and was a two-time recipient of the Raymond Lavietes MVP Award. In his senior year, he was the recipient of the 1997 Bingham Award presented to the best senior male athlete.
The Harvard Varsity Club has been instrumental to the success of Harvard Athletics since it was founded in 1886. The Varsity Club preserves the traditions, fosters the ideals, and advances the interests of Harvard Athletics through a wide range of activities for our 20,000+ members. The selection and induction of Harvard's finest athletes into the prestigious Hall of Fame is one example of the many functions provided by the Varsity Club.