ACADEMIC INTEGRATION COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

 
Michelle Gemmell
Michelle Gemmell
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Toronto, Ont.
High School: Branksome Hall

2012-13 (Freshman): 
Named a CSA second team All-American ... Ended the year on a four-match win streak to post a 12-5 mark as a freshman ... Made her collegiate debut and swept Dartmouth's Melina Turk at the No. 3 position, 11-, 11-7, 11-1, Nov. 28 ... Competing at the No. 3 spot, defeated Columbia's Alisha Maity Feb. 2, 11-3, 11-2, 11-2 ... Prevailed against Abbey Foster of Cornell, 11-8, 11-8, 11-3, Feb. 3 ... Toppled second team All-NESCAC selection Ashley Tidman of Trinity, 11-8, 13-11, 11-6, Feb. 6 ... Blanked Stanford's Julie Koenig, 11-3, 11-7, 11-8, in the CSA Howe Cup Quarterfinals Feb. 15 ... Swung momentum back in Harvard's favor against Penn by outlasting Haidi Lala, 18-20, 12-10, 11-3, 10-12, 11-7, in the CSA Howe Cup Semifinals Feb. 16 ... Won the Ramsay Cup First Round Consolation bracket at the CSA individual national championship tournament March 1-3. 

Before Harvard:
Five time Canadian Junior Closed champion … Five time Canadian Junior Open champion … Two time North American Junior Open champion … Fifteen-time provincial champion … Member of the Canadian National Junior women's squash team in 2011 … Silver medalist on the Ontario team at the 2011 Canada Winter Games … Honor Roll honoree in 2010 and 2011 and High Honor Roll award winner in 2009 … Plays the trumpet and piano … Father, Robert, was an All-Ivy hockey player at Cornell … Sister, Jennifer, captained the Cornell squash team in 2011 … Sister, Laura, is a member of the Crimson squash team and four-time All-American and 2010 CSA Individual Tournament champion.