Former Women's Golfer Reuter '14 Named Rhodes Scholarship Winner

Former Women's Golfer Reuter '14 Named Rhodes Scholarship Winner

Reuter plans to pursue an M.Phil in economics at Oxford this fall (Harvard Athletic Communications).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Fritzi Reuter '14, a former member of the Harvard women's golf team, has been named one of two winners of the 2015 Rhodes Scholarship for Germany, the Rhodes Foundation announced last week.

"We are happy for and proud of Fritzi and her great accomplishment earning the Rhodes Scholarship," stated Fred Schernecker, The Paul M. Weissman '52 Director of Harvard Golf. "Fritzi's kindness, sincerity and hard work make it easy to root for her. This is another step in what we know will be a successful journey for her. We are also excited that Fritzi is the second Rhodes Scholar in the golf program following in Edward Boyda's '97 footsteps."

A resident of Lowell House during her time in Cambridge, Reuter competed in seven tournaments for the Crimson as a freshman and was named a National Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholar. She earned her second varsity letter as a sophomore, but suffered an injury which forced her from the sport.

A native of Leonberg, Germany, Reuter graduated in May with a concentration in economics and under the guidance of professor Lawrence F. Katz, she wrote her senior thesis on the long-term impact of graduating from high school in a poor labor market. According to her Rhodes biography, since graduating she has worked on expert testimony in litigation at Cornerstone Research, an economic consulting firm.

Reuter plans to pursue an M.Phil in economics at Oxford this fall.

A total of 339 Harvard graduates, including 53 student-athletes, have earned the Rhodes Scholarship, more than any other school in the country. In fact, the 53 Harvard student-athletes who have received the award is more than all but five universities. For a complete list of student-athletes who have received the award, click here.

Created in 1902 by the will of British philanthropist Cecil Rhodes, the scholarships cover all costs for two or three years of study at Oxford. Winners are selected on the basis of high academic achievement, personal integrity, leadership potential, and physical vigor, among other attributes.