ACADEMIC INTEGRATION COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

 
James Watkins
James Watkins
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Cheltenham, U.K.
High School: Pate's Grammar School
Major: Social Studies
House Affiliation: Lowell

2013-14 (Sophomore):
Kicked off the season with a win over Boston College’s Nicholas Gadsden in the fourth position, 11-7, 11-4, 11-3, on Dec. 6 … Notched a win over Lu Quan Tan of Boston University in the second position, 11-4, 11-3, and 11-7 on Feb. 9. 

2012-13 (Freshman):
Finished the year 3-0 ... Topped Sam Henderson of Boston College at the No. 3 spot, 11-3, 11-5, 8-11, 11-4, Nov. 16 ... Bested Brandon Weiss of Tufts, 11-2, 11-4, 11-7, at the No. 6 position Dec. 1 ... Surrendered just two points in a win over Cal's Akshay Dugar at the No. 3 position, 11-1, 11-1, 11-0, Dec. 1 ... Dominated Marina Crowe of MIT, 11-5, 11-7, 11-4, Feb. 3. 

Before Harvard:
Member of the Old Patesians Senior squash team from 2009-12 ... Represented England in junior squash on two occasions ... Regular member of the Gloucestershire Junior County team ... Reached a national junior ranking of No. 4 in England ... His Gloucestershire Junior County team won the National County championship four times ... Coached the boys’ under 15 county side team in 2010-11 ... Qualified senior county level referee ... Completed a 1,000-mile cycle ride for charity in 2010, cycling the entire length of the UK ... Father, Paul, represented England and Great Britain under 21s in water polo and played rugby for Gloucestershire county ... Mother, Candy, represented Gloucestershire in tennis and squash.