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Chu ignites comeback victory

Senior forward Julie Chu recorded a pair of goals and two assists to help the No. 4 Harvard women’s hockey team rally past unranked Clarkson, 4-3, at Bright Hockey Center this past Saturday afternoon (Jan. 27). Down 2-0 late in the middle stanza, Chu tallied two straight goals and a helper in a span of 2:41 to pull Harvard ahead, 3-2. The Golden Knights knotted the score, 3-3, in the early going of the final period before sophomore Jenny Brine notched the eventual game winner off a feed from Chu.

The win marks Harvard’s first since Jan. 6. Following the team’s 2-2 stalemate against Dartmouth (Jan. 12) and tough loss opposite No. 6 St. Lawrence (Jan. 26), the Crimson stand at 15-4-2 overall (12-3-1 ECACHL) with eight regular season games remaining.

Jewish Sports Hall of Fame set to honor Altchek

The National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame and Museum recently named Harvard soccer player Charles Altchek ’07 as its male Marty Glickman Outstanding Jewish Scholastic Athlete of the Year. A three-time Ivy League player of the year, Altchek led the Crimson to the league title this season with 12 goals and four assists. He will be honored at the 15th annual National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame and Museum in Commack, N.Y., in April.

Preston propels grapplers past Army

Harvard wrestling captured six bouts en route to a 22-18 come-from-behind victory against Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA) rival Army this past weekend in West Point, N.Y. Down 6-0 early on, the Crimson commenced the comeback after nationally ranked 133-pounder Robbie Preston ’07 scored a takedown and picked up two sets of near fall points before pinning William Simpson to tie things up. The Crimson went on to win the next five weight classes to claim their first dual win of the season, improving to 1-5 overall and 1-2 against EIWA opponents.

Aquatic life lessons

Each fall and spring semester since the mid-1980s, Harvard Swim School has provided personalized lessons and instruction for children and adults of all abilities. Taught by members of the Harvard men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams, under the supervision of the Crimson coaching staff, lessons are held Saturday mornings at Blodgett Pool from April 7 through May 12. Classes (beginning at 9:30 and 10:15 a.m.) last approximately 40 minutes and include a swimming demonstration.

Proceeds from the program are used by the men’s and women’s teams to defray costs for travel and equipment.

For more information or to register, contact Keith Miller at (617) 496-8790 or visit