Michelle Gemmell
Michelle Gemmell
Year: Senior
Hometown: Toronto, Ontario
High School: Branksome Hall
Major: Government
House Affiliation: Adams

2015-16 (Senior):
CSA Scholar Athlete ... Started her season with a win over Dartmouth’s Rebecca Brownell at the No. 3 position, 11-7, 11-5, 11-8, Dec. 1 … Defeated Penn’s Rowaida Attia at the No. 5 position, 9-11, 13-11, 11-3, 11-7, Jan. 9 … Took down Princeton’s Kira Keating at the No. 5 position, 11-5, 11-9, 4-11, 11-8, Jan. 10 … Swept St. Lawrence’s Zoe Kagan at the No. 3 position, 11-2, 11-3, 11-5, Jan. 18 … Cruised past Trinity’s Salma El Defrawy at the No. 5 position, 11-4, 11-6, 11-8, Jan. 28 … Powered past Columbia’s Catherine Jenkins at the No. 5 position, 5-11, 11-3, 11-3, 12-10, Feb. 6 … Toppled Cornell’s Charlotte Knaggs at the No. 5 position, 11-9, 11-4, 11-3, Feb. 7 … Blanked Brown’s Emily Richmond at the No. 3 position, 11-3, 11-2, 11-7, Feb. 12 … Took down Yale’s Jennifer Davis at the No. 5 position, 14-12, 12-10, 11-8, Feb. 14 … Blanked Cornell’s Nghi Nguyen at the No. 5 position in a Howe Cup quarterfinal, 11-7, 11-3, 11-4, Feb. 26 … Cruised past Trinity’s Salma El Defrawy in a Howe Cup semifinal at the No. 5 position, 11-5, 11-7, 11-3, Feb. 27.

2014-15 (Junior):
Named a 2015 CSA Second Team All-American and Scholar Athlete … Competed in the 2015 Ramsey Cup tournament going 2-2 … Finished the season with a 13-1 record playing primarily at the No. 4 position … Opened the season with a win over Dartmouth’s Sarah Caughey, 11-3, 11-7, 11-2, at the No. 3 position Dec. 2 … Earned her second win of the season at the No. 3 position, 11-2, 11-1, 11-3, over Boston College’s Mary Aidan Hanrahan Dec. 7 … Defeated Princeton’s Hallie Dewey 11-9, 11-7, 12-10 at the No. 5 position Jan. 10 … Bested Franklin & Marshall’s Emily Caldwell 11-4, 11-2, 11-5 at the No. 3 position Jan. 12 … Swept Cornell’s Margaux Losty 11-7, 11-7, 11-7 Jan. 31 … Scored a victory over Columbia’s Maya Patel, 11-4, 11-4, 11-6, Feb. 1 … Took down Stanford’s Sarah Bell 11-8, 11-5, 11-7 at the No. 2 position Feb. 1 … Earned a come-from-behind victory  over Trinity’s Julia Le Coq, 9-11, 11-3, 5-11, 11-9, 11-7, Feb. 4 … Scored a victory over Yale’s Jennifer Davis, 11-5, 11-7, 11-5 Feb. 6 … Bested Brown’s Hannah Hay-Smith 11-8, 11-4, 11-5 at the No. 3 position Feb. 8 … Defeated George Washington’s Mehak Chawla 11-4, 11-7, 11-7 in the opening round of the 2015 CSA Team National Championships Feb. 13 … Bested Princeton’s Alexandra Lunt 11-6, 11-1, 12-10 in a How Cup semifinal matchup Feb. 14 ... Took down Trinity’s Le Coq 11-9, 11-3, 10-12, 13-11 Feb. 15, clinching the 2015 Howe Cup for the Crimson.

2013-14 (Sophomore):
Finished 11-2 on the season ... Playing out the fifth position, downed Dartmouth’s Helena Darling 11-6, 11-5, 11-7 Dec. 3 … Downed Laura Rahauser of Drexel 11-4, 11-1, 11-2 Dec. 6 … Outlasted Princeton’s Alexandra Sawin, 9-11, 11-8, 12-10, 11-7 Jan. 11 … Toppled Camille Lanier of Penn, 11-6, 11-7, 11-5 on Jan. 12 … Took care of Cornell’s Bryrnne Daniels, 11-4, 11-3, 6-11, 11-6 Feb.1 … Shutout Catherine Jenkins of Columbia, 11-7, 11-5, 11-8 Feb. 2 … Made quick work of Trinity’s Ashley Tidman, 11-5, 11-9, 11-8 Feb. 4 …Blanked E. Richmond of Brown, 11-2, 11-5, 11-2 to help Harvard clinch its 19th Ivy League Title Feb. 9 … In the quarterfinals of the CSA Team Championship, downed Kensy Balch of Dartmouth, 11-5, 11-4, 11-8 Feb. 21 … Shutout Yale’s Jenny Scherl, 11-9, 11-6, 11-7 in the CSA Team Championship semifinals Feb. 22.

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.