2024 Cory Thabit Family Senior Letterwinners' Dinner

The Senior Letterwinners' Dinner has been held for more than 50 years, and is an annual celebration of the student-athletes in the graduating class held on the eve of graduation - the only time all senior student-athletes gather together under one roof.

On May 22, we honored more than 200 student-athletes for their contributions to the culture and success of Harvard Athletics, and awarded 11 major prizes during the Awards Show portion of the evening.

Highlights from the 2024 Dinner

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The John P. Fadden Award

This award was established in 1966 in honor of the late John P. Fadden’s service as an athletic trainer and friend to Harvard athletes for many years. The award is given annually to a senior student (Varsity, JV or Intramural) who has overcome physical adversity to make a contribution to an eligible program.


Jaeschel Acheampong, men's track and field. An engineering sciences concentrator in Currier House. Jaeschel is the team captain currently for the Crimson, and has been a Second-Team All-Ivy League honoree in the indoor long jump, and a Coaches Association Academic All-American. After sustaining a back injury that kept him out of competition for several months, Jaeschel returned to competition this spring and posted back-to-back top-five finishes in the long jump. He is second on the all-time program performance list in the indoor long jump.

Tyler Neville, football. An economics concentrator in Lowell House. Tyler has overcome numerous physical obstacles since birth to play in all 30 games across his three-year career and to become one of the top tight ends in the Ivy League. He is a two-time All-Ivy First-Team selection, and in 2023 was named to the AFCA All-America Second-Team. Tyler will be continuing his athletics and academics at the University of Virginia next year.

Philip Conigliaro, wrestling. An economics concentrator in Lowell House. Philip is one of only six wrestlers in program history to qualify four times to the NCAA tournament. He has qualified for the EIWA tournament all four years, and has brought home a championship. He was ranked as high as No. 5 in 2024, and went 20-1 on the season before being injured in the EIWA tournament. He was the 2024 Ivy League Wrestler of the Year and a 2024 All-Ivy First-Team selection.

Mazarine Broze, field hockey. A history concentrator in Winthrop House. Mazarine is an team captain for the Crimson, and was a key defender that helped the team win the Ivy League regular season, and the first ever Ivy League tournament. Mazarine played through a knee injury in the fall to lead the team to an undefeated Ivy League season, and an appearance in the NCAA tournament, where they reached the Elite Eight before falling to eventual national champions UNC.


Jaeschel Acheampong

The Carroll F. Getchell Manager of the Year Award

In 1981, the Committee on Athletics voted to name the Manager of the Year Award, established in 1972, for the late Carroll F. Getchell, long-time business manager in the Department of Athletics. Each year the Department recognizes that manager in the senior class “who has best displayed integrity, courage, leadership, and ability” while an undergraduate manager.


Heavyn Lee, women's tennis. A history and literature concentrator in Eliot House. Heavyn has served as a manger for women's tennis for two seasons, including being a part of this year's historic team. She helps with the day-to-day and match day operations to allow matches to flow seamlessly. Heavyn was also instrumental in the successful celebration of Harvard Women's Tennis 50th anniversary this year. She filmed interviews for the documentary, organized post-match receptions, and was the point person on the 50th anniversary dinner.

Keeling Baker, men's tennis. A government concentrator in Quincy House. Keeling has served as the manager for three seasons, spanning 60 wins, three Ivy League Championships, and three NCAA tournament appearances. On match days, he runs video camera and match analytics applications, updates real time match scores, and runs the scoreboard. Keeling is also a co-chair in Quincy House.

Mykalyster Homberg, men's basketball. An economics concentrator in Pforzheimer House. Mykalyster has served as a team manager since the spring of 2021, and has supported the team on several away trips, including visits to Atlanta, Asheville, Houston, Indianapolis, and Canada. He assists the program in the preparation and execution of practices, games, and road trips, records player performance data during and after games, and coordinates with the staff on special projects and clinics. After graduation, Mykalyster will be working with William Morris Endeavor with the goal of becoming an NBA agent.


Heavyn Lee

The Director's Award

Established in 2007, the Director's Award recognizes the person (or persons) who, through their pursuit of excellence and service to Harvard Athletics, has displayed exceptional leadership, personal character, integrity, and commitment to education through athletics.


Aaron M. Shirley, track and field. Aaron has been an integral part of the track and field team since he started competing, securing titles at the HEPS Outdoor Challenge in the 4x400m and the 400m hurdles. In 2023, he earned a second-team All-American nod in the 400m hurdles, and was named as captain. Aaron also stands out for his exceptional academic achievements. On top of his dual concentration, Aaron has assisted leading faculty on campus with research, been a teaching fellow in ASL, served as a peer advising fellow, and been a contributor to the first year retreat experience.

The Arthur L. Boland Award

This award was established in 2010 by the Department of Athletics to honor Arthur Boland, MD in commemoration of his 40 years of dedicated service to Harvard Athletics. The award is presented each year to a senior varsity athlete who will be attending medical school and who best exemplifies those characteristics and qualities which have been the hallmark of Dr. Art Boland's care for Harvard athletes.


James Chen, heavyweight rowing. A chemical and physical biology concentrator in Mather House. James walked on to the heavyweight crew team as a first-year, and has been a four-year team member, contributing 25 hours per week throughout the years. James took two semesters off during college - one in 2020 to certify as an EMT, and another in 2022 to work as a full-time EMT. During the pandemic, James also started a Harvard branch of Get Us PPE, and provided almost 500,000 pieces of PPE to local, under-resourced healthcare settings. James plans to matriculate to Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school next year.

The Francis J. Toland Community Service Award

This award was created in honor of former Senior Associate Director of Athletics Fran Toland, who retired in 2000 after 41 years of service to Harvard athletics. The award is presented to the senior student-athlete who has made the most outstanding contribution to Harvard and its neighboring communities.


Kwaku Oppong Adubofour, football. A neuroscience concentrator in Eliot House. Kwaku was one of 15 finalists for the 2023 FedEx Ground Doris Robinson Scholar-Athlete Award, which is presented to an FCS student-athlete who excels on the playing field, in the classroom, and across the community. Along with competing for the Crimson, Kwaku has spent his time volunteering at the Harvard Square Homeless Shelter, and in the emergency department at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is also the founder of Harvard State 1636, a student organization that focuses on promoting school spirit.

Sasha Constandse, women's water polo. A psychology concentrator in Pforzheimer House. Sasha has worked directly with Coach Minnis over the last three years to set up clinics with multiple Boys and Girls Clubs throughout Boston. She wrote a grant for $5,000 from USA Water Polo to purchase equipment for the Boys and Girls Club so they could practice in their own pools in an effort to increase diversity in the sport of water polo, and pool safety within underserved communities. Sasha is a 3-time ACWPC All-Academic Honoree, and helped team make it to the CWPA championship game in back-to-back seasons.

Olivia Cooper, women's volleyball. A neuroscience concentrator in Currier House. Olivia was selected as campus captain for the Hidden Opponent, a mental health advocacy nonprofit. She is also the student-athlete wellness leader for women's volleyball, and worked directly with the sports psych department. She is athe co-director and counselar at Response, leading and organizing training for undergraduates in peer counseling, and volunteers for inpatient psychiatry at Beth Israel.


Kwaku Adubofour

The Mary G. Paget Prize

The Mary G. Paget Prize is awarded annually by the presidents of Radcliffe and Harvard in honor of Mary Guest Paget’s many years of service as Director of Sports, Dance and Recreation at Radcliffe College. The prize was first established in 1975 and is awarded each year to the senior student who has contributed the most to women’s athletics.


Gabriella DelPico, women's soccer. A government concentrator in Cabot House. Gabriella is the co-founder and two-time president of the Harvard chapter of Athlete Ally, an organization dedicated to creating a safe space for LGBTQ+ individuals and allies. She helped create and promote Pride games for a number of Harvard teams, and received the 2023 Athlete Ally Action Award from the national organization. Gabriella has been named First-Team All-Ivy and was selected to the 2023 Ivy League All-Tournament Team.

Calliste Skouras, women's lightweight rowing. An applied mathematics concentrator. Calliste walked-on as a freshman without an previous rowing experience, and as a junior made the 1V8 team. She has sat in the 5 seat for the 2023 Eastern Springs, and the 2023 IRA National Championships, and sat in the 3 seat in the 2024 Beanpot victory. She was named team captain for her senior year.

Ashley Wang, women's volleyball. An applied mathematics concentrator in Currier House. In 2023 Ashley was named to the Academic All-District team, and third-team Academic All-American, and earned First-Team All-Ivy, becoming the first Crimson player in 6 years to receive a first-team conference nod. She ranks 10th all-time in program history for assists and service, and sixth in aces in a single season. She is the first player in program history to record two triple-doubles in one day.


Gabriella DelPico

The Francis H. Burr '09 Scholarship

A scholarship fund established in memory of Francis H. Burr ’09 by his friends. First given in 1918, it is awarded to two seniors, from a men’s team and a women’s team, who combine as nearly as possible Burr’s remarkable qualities of character, leadership, scholarship and athletic ability.

Male Finalists

Rémi Drolet, nordic skiing. A physics and mathematics dual concentrator in Adams House. Rémi's pursuits in the classroom and research labs are just as impressive as his skiing accolades. He has worked in the Harvard Department of Physics and School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the Center for Fundamental Forces of Nature, and SINTEF - one of Norway's most prestigious research organizations. He has presented work at the 2023 American Physics Society Meeting, and is currently preparing a manuscript for submission. He also serves as a mentor to teammates and to other students, working as a course assistant for Physics 181.

Logan Aaron Bednar, football. An economics concentrator in Pforzheimer House. In 2023 Logan played in all 10 games and earned All-Ivy honors to help lead the Crimson to the Ivy League title for the first time since 2015. In addition to mentoring younger teammates, he has also taken on academic tutoring duties to support any teammates struggling academically. After graduation, Logan will be continuing his academic studies and his football career at Eastern Michigan University.

Aaron M. Shirley, men's track and field. A history of science and sociology concentrator in Quincy House. Aaron is an Ivy League champion in the 4x400m and the 400m hurdles, and earned Second-Team All-American in the 400m hurdles at the 2023 NCAA Outdoor Championships. Aaron has assisted the research efforts of leading faculty on campus, including Dr. Ibram X. Kendi and Dr. Camara Phyllis Jones. He is also the co-director of the Deaf Awareness Club, and a teaching fellow in ASL. As a junior, Aaron took a gap semester in order to work at the North Carolina Outward Bound School.

Lance Ward, men's track and field. A neuroscience concentrator in Kirkland House. During the 2022-23 season, Lance was twice named First-Team All-Ivy in the indoor 4x400 m and outdoor 4x100m, and Second-Team All-Ivy in the indoor 60m dash and outdoor 100m dash. Lance is also an NCAA prelim qualifier in the 200m dash and 4x400m relay. He is also a member of the Harvard record-holding 4x100m relay. Lance also serves as a peer student leader for Introduction to Neuroscience, where he works with his fellow students to break down the concepts in the class.


Rémi Drolet

Female Finalists

Isabella Gomez Hjerthen, women's golf. A mechanical engineering concentrator in Pforzheimer House. Isabella has been named to the Academic All-Ivy team, received First-Team All-Ivy honors, won the individual Ivy League Championship, and qualified for the NCAA regional tournament. As a STEM student, Isabella also averaged 2-3 STEM classes per semester, along with 10-12 hours per week outside of the classroom, sometimes requiring lab work early in the morning or late at nigt. She also works in the Active Learning Labs as a lab monitor to ensure students are working safely.

Audrey Young-Hae Chin, women's swimming and diving. An environmental science and public policy concentrator, with a secondary in ethnicity, migration, and rights, in Adams House. In the Environmental Science and Public Policy concentration, Audrey is a top student, and has distinguished herself not just academically, but also with her intellectual curiosity and breadth of academic interests. Audrey wrote her senior thesis on baobab trees in Mozambique, and led the methodological design and implementation of her study on the ground this past summer. She has also led her team to the Ivy League Championships two times, capturing the title in 2022.

Nicole Alexis Prescott, women's volleyball. A bioengineering concentrator in Mather House. Nicole has exhibited exceptional skill and sportsmanship in multiple different roles with the volleyball team, committing over 20 hours per week to practice and competition. Her academic achievements are also commendable, and she has developed a rich portfolio of experiences in the public and private sector. She has worked as judicial intern, a patent intern, and a legal intern, and plans to attend Stanford Law School after graduation.

Elianne Sacher, women's rugby. An electrical engineering concentrator in Quincy House. Elianne is a two-time captain, and led the team to a national championship in 2023, along with being named a First-Team All-American. She is on track to earn both a bachelor's and master's degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering in her four years of study with a near-perfect GPA. In addition, she has served as a course assistant, peer tutor, and lab teaching fellow since 2022. She is currently conducting a thesis in Harvard's Edge Computer Lab where she develops tools to help robotics researchers, and is working on a publication.


Isabella Gomez Hjerthen

The John P. Reardon '60 Men's Award

Established in 1987, this award is named in honor of John P. Reardon, Jr., ’60, Director of Athletics from 1977 to 1990. This prize is presented annually to the senior varsity athlete, that competes for a men’s team, who exemplifies the qualities of excellent scholarship, character, leadership, and athletic ability -- in short, our top scholar-athlete from a men’s team. Nominations for this award come solely from Faculty Deans, Senior Tutors or Resident Deans.


Nik White, men's soccer. A psychology concentrator in Quincy House. A two-time captain, Nik led his team to a second-place finish in the 2023 Ivy League standings, the highest since 2015. Nik was named to the All-Ivy second team, along with earning Academic All-Ivy and CSC Academic All-District honors. Nik will continue his academic journey at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University, where he was accepted into the Fred Dorsey Master's in International Policy.

Tom Horncastle, men's heavyweight rowing. An economics concentrator in Pforzheimer House. As team captain, Tom led the Heavyweight rowers to first place in their division of the 2023 Head of the Charles Regatta, and second overall behind the 1st ranked US National Team. He is also an accomplished rower with UK U23 team, and in 2022 his boat came within nanoseconds of breaking the world record in the Men's Eight. Out of the boat, Tom has been a teaching fellow for two semesters, and helped redesign STAT 140. He intends to pursue work as a researcher, and eventually, a teacher.

Lance Ward, men's track and field. A neuroscience concentrator in Kirkland House. Lance is a two-time captain of the track and field team, and is an All-Ivy First-Team selection in the indoor 4x400m and outdoor 4x100 meter. Notably, the 4x100 meter holds the current Harvard record. He is also an NCAA prelim qualifier in the 200m dash and the 4x400m relay. He also serves as a peer student leader for Introduction to Neuroscience, where he helps guide fellow students and classmates.


Nik White

The Harvard-Radcliffe Foundation for Women's Athletics Prize

Established by the Harvard-Radcliffe Foundation for Women’s Athletics (HRFWA), this prize was first presented in 1986 and is awarded annually to the senior, that competes for a women’s team, who best exemplifies the qualities of excellent scholarship, character, leadership, and athletic ability -- in short, our top scholar-athlete from a women’s team. Nominations for this award come solely from Faculty Deans, Senior Tutors or Resident Deans.


Audrey Young-Hae Chin, women's swimming and diving. An environmental science and public policy concentrator, with a secondary in ethnicity, migration, and rights, in Adams House. Audrey has excelled academically with a 4.0 GPA, in addition to leading her team to an Ivy League Championship in 2022. During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, she volunteered over 2100 hours with the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps, and was named the Southwest Region's Corps Member of the Year. Audrey has also been a member of her team's leadership council, and has served as co-chair and chair of the team's DEI and Community Service committee.

Maia Ramsden, women's track and field. A history and literature concentrator in Kirkland House. Maia was the recipient of the NCAA Elite 90 Award at the NCAA Indoor Championship, which is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative GPA. She holds the Harvard records in the 1500m, indoor mile, and 5000m races, and has won two NCAA championships. She recently set the New Zealand national record in the 1500m at the 2024 World Athletics Indoor Championship, on the same day she submitted her senior thesis.

Ella Serrano-Wu, women's lightweight rowing. A bioengineering concentrator in Winthrop House. In addition to being both a rower and a coxswain with Radcliffe Varsity Lightweight, and her Harvard STEM classes, Ella also cross-registered for coursework at MIT. For the last 3 years, she has conducted research at the world-renowned Wyss Institute for Biologically-Inspired Engineering. She has been recognized as a triple threat athlete for her performance in sweeping, sculling, and coxing, and has led her team through multiple Eastern Sprints and Head of the Charles regattas.


Audrey Young-Hae Chin

The Radcliffe Prize

First established in 1975, this award is given annually to that member of a women's team, who, through dedication to sport, qualities of leadership, and outstanding ability on the playing field best reflects the purposeful achievement of Radcliffe alumnae in every field around the world. In short, our most outstanding athlete from a women’s team.


Maia Ramsden, women's track and field and cross country. A history and literature concentrator in Kirkland House. Maia won her first NCAA National Championship in the women's 1,500m run at the 2023 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, and followed that up at the 2024 Indoor Track and Field Championships, where she won the National Championship in the women's mile, becoming the first Ivy League woman to do so. She is a member of the Harvard Distance Medley Relay team that broke the NCAA Record and holds the third fastest all-time in the world.

Hannah Bebar, women's soccer. A government concentrator in Dunster House. Hannah is a 2-time All-American, just the fourth player in program history to be named twice. She was a Mac Hermann Trophy Semifinalist in 2022, which is awarded annually to the top player in college women's soccer. She is ranked 11th all-time in career points in just three seasons, and ranked 6th on the all-time assists list, and 7th on single season assists. Hannah is a three-time All-Ivy First Team selection, and was named to the 2023 All-Tournament team after leading Harvard to the first Ivy League tournament championship in league history.

Marbella Marlo, sailing. A history concentrator in Mather House. Marbella is a candidate for the 2024 ICSA Crew of the Year, and a NEISA finalist for 2024 Babineau Crew of the Year. She served as crew for the coed team that won the 2023 ICSA Open Team Race National Championship - the Crimson's first title since 2003. Her team posted the program's best finish (5th) are the 2024 ICSA Women's Team Race National Championship. She was named to the 2024 All-NEISA Open Crew First Team, the 2023 Skipper Second Team, and 2023 All-Ivy Crew Second Team.

Brogan Mior, women's rugby. A human evolutionary biology concentrator in Mather House. Brogan helped lead team to two NCAA Championship titles, 3 championship appearances, and 2 Ivy 7s titles. She is a 3-time NIRA All-American, and in 2019 was named a Sorenson Award Finalist, which is awarded to the best female rugby player in the country. She is ranked 3rd all time in tries, first in assists, and second in conversions. Brogan is the first player in program history to win two MVP awards. 

Marina Stefanoni, women's squash. An economics and astrophysics concentrator in Kirkland House. Marina is the 2024 recipient of the Betty Richey Award given to the top player in women's college squash. She is a three-time CSA First-Team All-American, and a three-time First-Team All-Ivy honoree. She led the women's squash team to two National Championships, and three consecutive Ivy League Championships while playing in the top-three positions in every match of her career.


Maia Ramsden

The William J. Bingham '16 Award

First awarded in 1954, this award is given annually to that member of a men’s team and the graduating class of Harvard College who, through integrity, courage, leadership, and ability on the athletic fields, has best served the high purpose of Harvard as exemplified by the late William J. Bingham ’16, former Director of Athletics. In short, our most outstanding athlete from a men’s team.


Henry von der Schulenburg, men's tennis. An applied mathematics concentrator in Pforzheimer House. Henry is a three-time All-Ivy honoree, earning First-Team All-Ivy for singles in three straight seasons. He earned an ITA All-America nod for singles by reaching the Sweet 16 of the NCAA singles tournament, defeating the mo. 59 and 12 nationally ranked players. He reached a career-high ranking of No.9 in the D1 singles rankings in the 2023 season, and is a two-time singles championship qualifier. Led the team to three Ivy Championships, and three NCAA Championship appearances.

Rémi Drolet, men's nordic skiing. A physics and mathematics concentrator in Adams House. Rémi won the men's 20k classic at the 2023 NCAA Championships. He is a three-time All-America honoree - twice on the first-team, and once on the second-team. He qualified for the NCAA Championships in all three competitive seasons, and has competed at the event twice. Rémi won EISA Rookie of the Year honors in 2020. He has also represented Canada on the national team level since 2020, and competed at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.

Will Grant, men's swimming and diving. A history concentrator in Eliot House. Will was named a CSCAA All-American in 2020, and a second-team Scholar All-American in 2022. He was a two-time CSC Academic All-District selection in 2023 and 2024. Will holds the Harvard record in the 200IM, and is second all time in the 100 back, and third in the 200 back. He is an 11-time Ivy League champion, including 5 titles in his senior year. Will received the Ivy League's 2024 Phil Moriarty High Point Swimmer of the Meet and Harold S. Ulen Career High Point Swimmer awards.

Thor Griffith, football. An economics concentrator in Eliot House. Thor is a two-time All-American, and was named a freshman All-American. He received the Gridiron Club of Boston Bulger Low Award as the top defensive player in New England, and was a Buck Buchanan Award Finalist, which is awarded to the national defensive player of the year. He is a two-time All-Ivy First Team selection, and was the 2023 Ivy League Defensive Player of the Year.

Lachlain McGranahan, sailing. A mechanical engineering concentrator in Currier House. Lachlain is a 2024 candidate for College Sailor of the Year. He served as skipper for the ICSA Open Team Race National Championship coed team, and the national runner up coed team. He is a two-time Open Skipper All-American, and a two-time NEISA Open Skipper of the Year Finalist. He helped the coed squad win the Wood Trophy, Graham Hall Trophy, Marchiando Trophy and Open Fleet Racing Championship in 2024.


Henry von der Schulenburg

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