CAMBRIDGE, Mass.- After winning the Ivy League Championship title last spring, Harvard softball was presented with its conference championship rings on Sunday, Nov. 24.
During Sunday's ceremony, members of the 2019 team, their families and members of the Harvard community joined to honor the Crimson for its successful back-to-back Ivy League Championships. At the ceremony, members of the team were presented with their championship rings.
"The 2019 HSB Ring Ceremony was an opportunity to celebrate our individual and collective successes from last year, but most thrillingly an opportunity for our team, coaches, alumnae, and parents to come together once again," said Harvard 2019 graduate and former softball player Katie Duncan. "Our reunion reminded of two things: (one) the extensive and deep support this program has built for its members and (two) the extreme degree to which the members of this program have helped me grow as a person. We are all proud of our accomplishment and thankful for our time as a players in the program and the network of support that exists beyond graduation."
The Crimson captured its eighth Ivy League Championship title in program history after sweeping Columbia in the Ivy League Playoff Series. After a back and forth battle in game one, Harvard's offense prevailed giving the Crimson a 10-7 win over Columbia and a one game series lead. The Crimson offense continued its success in game two, defeating Columbia 11-1 in route to its eighth title.
With this win, Harvard earned back-to-back Ivy League titles and its second-straight automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. The Crimson finished the season in Tucson, Arizona with an overall record of 25-19.
The 2019 Ragatz Family Harvard Women's Coach of Excellence Jenny Allard, in her 26th season with the Crimson, and the rest of the coaching staff were proud to honor the 2019 Ivy Championship team at the ring ceremony.