ACADEMIC INTEGRATION COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

 
2 - Egen Atkinson
Egen Atkinson
Year: Senior
Hometown: Honolulu, Hawaii
High School: Iolani School
Position: 2 Meter Defense
House Affiliation: Currier

2009 (Senior):
Team Captain ... Tabbed to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District second team ... Earned the "Outstanding" distinction on the CWPA Scholar-Athlete Team and the ACWPC All-Academic Team ... Named Academic All-Ivy League ... Was second on the Crimson with 28 goals ... Scored twice against Claremont and made four steals against No. 13 Pacific at MIT Invitational (Sept. 5) ... Tallied a goal against Redlands at MIT Invitational (Sept. 6) ... Had a goal in win over George Washington and added a hat trick against No. 11 Princeton at Princeton Invitational (Sept. 12) ... Found the back of the net against No. 16 Santa Clara at Princeton Invitational (Sept. 13) ... Scored twice on counterattack in victory against MIT (Sept. 16) ... Had a marker against Fordham at ECAC Championships (Sept. 19) ... Tallied two goals in win over Connecticut College at ECAC Championships (Sept. 20) ... Was one of two Harvard players with multiple goals in win at Queens (Sept. 26), scoring twice ... Recorded a hat trick against Pomona-Pitzer at Claremont Convergence (Oct. 2) ... Had a hat trick the following day against No. 14 Concordia at Claremont Convergence (Oct. 3) ... Tabbed CWPA Northern Division Player of the Week Oct. 6 ... Scored once in win over Connecticut College (Oct. 8) ... Had two goals against Brown (Oct. 10) and two more against Iona (Oct. 11) ... Notched two goals against St. Francis (N.Y) (Oct. 18).

2008 (Junior):
Named Harvard's Most Improved Player ... ACWPC All-Academic Team ... CWPA Scholar-Athlete Team ... Had a team-high four goals against No. 20 Cal Baptist at Cambridge Invitational (Sept. 14) ... Scored twice in win at MIT (Sept. 18) ... Tallied a score at No. 4 Pepperdine (Oct. 4) and at No. 6 Loyola Marymount (Oct. 6) ... Had a game-high five goals at Iona (Oct. 12) ... Scored in win over Queens (Oct. 18) ... Tallied two goals in win at Connecticut College (Oct. 23) ... Had a goal, three assists and three steals against MIT at Northern Division Championships (Nov. 8); scored three times later that day against Connecticut College.

2007 (Sophomore) :
ACWPC Academic All-American Team ... CWPA All-Academic Team ... Was fifth on the Crimson with 20 goals ... Assisted on four other scores and had eight steals, one kickout drawn and one block ... Scored in the win over Washington & Jefferson ... Helped Harvard top MIT with a goal in the fourth quarter ... Had a score at the ECAC Championships against Princeton ... Registered three goals in Harvard's victory over Iona ... Scored a pair of markers against St. Francis .. Had two tallies in win over UC Santa Cruz.

2006 (Freshman):
Named to the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches 2006 Men's All-American Academic Team ... Had a solid freshman season with 11 goals, five assists, eight steals and eight kickouts drawn ... Scored in his first game, a win over Washington & Jefferrson, and had his first hat trick against Queens in a 14-4 win.

High School:
Four-year letterwinner and three-year starter in water polo at the Iolani School ... Also was a three-year member of the swimming team there ... Captained the water polo team as a senior ... High School All-America selection in 2006 after earning All-Interscholastic League of Hawaii honors in 2005... Part of a Division II state championship team in 2002 and four league championship teams ... Led team in scoring with 25 goals as a junior ... Valedictorian of school ... National Merit finalist ... Presidential scholar nominee ... Bausch & Lomb Science Award winner ... National Economics Challenge Competition ... Science Bowl State champions ... National Council of Teachers of English Achievement Award for Writing ... National Spanish Honor Society Spain Trip Scholar ... Member, Hokuloa Select Chorus ... Volunteer tutor ... Volunteer at queen's Hospital ... Enjoys surfing and playing ping pong ... Uncle, Richard '83, was a member of Harvard's 1983 national champion crew team ... Father, Robert, was a five-time All-Ivy league and All-America selection in swimming at Penn before graduating in 1973.