ACADEMIC INTEGRATION COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

 
Courtney Diekema
Courtney Diekema
Year: Senior
Hometown: Holland, Mich.
High School: Zeeland East
Major: Government
House Affiliation: Eliot

Senior • 2013

Named a CSCA All-American … Rowed in the second and fifth seat for the first varsity all season, including three wins, and a second-place finish at the NCAA Women's Rowing Championships Petite Final … Invited to USRowing’s U23 Camp ... Helped the USA U23 8+ to a gold medal at the U23 World Championships.

Junior • 2012

Sat in the four spot as Radcliffe finished third in the varsity eight petite final at the NCAA Championships in West Windsor, N.J., May 27 ...  Rowed in the four position of the varsity eight which won the varsity eight grand final, helping Radcliffe claim the first ever Ivy League Championship Regatta May 13 … Contributed in the varsity eight to Radcliffe’s sweep of No. 20 Dartmouth and Syracuse to claim the O’Leary Cup April 14 … Sat in the six seat of the varsity eight for Radcliffe’s third-place finish (7:20.4) at the Class of 1975 Cup April 7 … Helped the varsity eight to win the Beanpot over rivals Boston College, Boston University, MIT and Northeastern with a time of 6:25.9.

Sophomore • 2011

Rowed with the varsity four five times, the second varsity eight once, the third varsity eight once and the varsity four B once … Helped the varsity four B place second ahead of Minnesota and Syracuse at the Charles River Challenge.

Freshman • 2010

Saw action in two games for the Harvard women's soccer team, playing 9:49 minutes of action.

Before Harvard:

Earned four varsity letters in soccer, three in cross country and one in swimming at Zeeland East ... Two-time captain of soccer team ... Named all-conference in soccer two years and all-area three times ... Selected all-district in 2009 ... Recorded a school-record 13 shutouts, made a school-record 158 saves and posted a .908 save percentage as a senior ... Finished second in Reeds Lake Triathlon and Grand Haven Triathlon in 15-20 age group in 2008 ... National Honor Society ... Has volunteered at Western Theological Seminary soup kitchen and Walk for Warmth.

Personal:

Brother, Jordan ’11, was a member of the Harvard men’s swimming and diving team ... Father, Jeffrey, swam at Central Michigan and is a member of the CMU Athletic Hall of Fame ... Sister, Megan, was an All-American swimmer at Calvin College ... Enjoys triathlons, reading, swimming, biking, hiking and history.