ACADEMIC INTEGRATION COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

 
Matt O'Leary
Matt O'Leary
Year: Junior
Hometown: Westwood, Mass.
High School: Noble and Greenough School
Major: History
House Affiliation: Lowell

Junior • 2012

First-team All-Ivy League ... Rowed for the varsity eight all season ... Finished a perfect season by setting the men’s lightweight course record and capturing the gold medal at the IRA National Championships ... Won Eastern and Ivy League titles at EARC Sprints ... Helped Harvard to cap extend streak of perfect dual seasons to three with 9-0 record ... Took the Goldthwait and Vogel Cups at the HYP regatta over rivals Yale and Princeton ... Helped take down No. 3 Georgetown and No. 8 Navy setting a course record and winning the Haines Trophy for the fourth time in a row... Contributed to the varsity eight’s victory over No. 6 Dartmouth and No. 11 MIT to win the Crimson’s fourth straight Biglin Bowl ... Also helped to wins against No. 5 Cornell, No. 9 Penn, and Delaware.

Sophomore • 2011
Stroked the varsity eight … Finished the season with an impressive silver medal finish for the varsity eight at the IRA National Championshipss, missing the national title by only one-fiftieth of a second … Led the varsity eight to the Eastern Championship, with a winning time of 5:45.358 … Won the Goldthwait and Vogel Cups with the varsity eight at the HYP regatta, finishing off a 9-0 season with wins against No. 1 Princeton and No. 4 Yale … Helped the varsity eight to secure the Haines Cup for the third year in a row, beating No. 6 Navy … Contributed to the varsity eight’s victory over No. 8 Dartmouth and No. 14 MIT to win the Biglin Bowl … Also contributed to wins against No. 10 Penn, No. 5 Georgetown and Delaware.

Freshman • 2010
Rowed in the two seat of the freshman eight all season … Contributed to the Crimson freshmen’s a 10-0 dual record … Helped freshmen eight and Crimson team place second at EARC Sprints … Aided in 3.5-second win against rivals Princeton and Yale to cap perfect dual season.